Factory File Manager Updated to Ver. 1.2.1.0

The Factory File Manager was updated: Ver. 1.2.1.0: AppBar Seperator Style adjusted #341: Copy path of focused item to clipboard and show the copied path in lower left corner #348: Active index immediately changed when opening active tab selection (Ctrl+Tab) #350: Close ButtonAppBar when “Same Path” was pressed #352: Changed …

Factory Commander Updated to Ver. 1.1.0.6

The Factory Commander was updated: Ver. 1.1.0.6: Fixed item #324 – app crashes when clicking the rename button and then a different item while renaming an item Ver. 1.1.0.5: Fixed item #322 – app might crash when renaming / copying / moving single item on machines with US region settings; …

Keep Local User Account When Upgrading to Windows 8.1

I have a Windows RT device and prefer to use it with a local system account. When upgrading the device to Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store, the system wanted me to switch to a Microsoft account. Well, I still did not want to switch. But what to do? There …

Change Color of ToggleSwitch

Given you implement an app using the dark theme. This app contains some configuration values, which can be changed using a settings flyout. According to the design guidelines, the background of the settings flyout should be white. Unfortunately, the default color theme for all controls is dark. So they are …

MDI / Multiple Tabs Flat Navigation App Bar Sample Available in Windows Store

The sample MDI / Multiple Tabs Flat Navigation App Bar in Windows Store Apps is now availabe in the Windows Store: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/flat-navigation-appbar-sample/15856f99-b515-411c-afa2-68cde940af0b

Microsoft Advertising Services AdControl Error Handling in XAML/C#

Preface The Do’s + Don’ts of the Advertising SDK say “DO plan for times when no ads are available.” The links of that item leads to the ErrorCode enumeration and a rudimentarily error handling sample, writing text to debug output. In this post, I will show an error handling where …

Implement Settings Popup Pages for Windows Store Apps

Preface No, this is not the first sample to be found in the internet on this topic. Anyway, I decided to add another one because the two I was looking at (see links below) gave good ideas, but did not satisfied me at all. Changes to App.xaml.cs To begin, new …