Posts in Windows 8.1

February 25, 2014 PC, Tablet

Testing and debugging your geofencing apps

By Windows Apps Team

In a previous blog post, we talked about how to use geofences to make your apps smarter and more useful by having them respond to changes in the user’s With geofencing, your apps can do things like remind the user… Read more

February 13, 2014 PC, Tablet

Improvements to the ListView control in WinJS 2.0

By Windows Apps Team

We’re proud to describe the improvements we have made to the ListView control for the Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS) Here we’ll discuss performance and layouts, and offer some backstory and details about the addition of drag and drop for… Read more

December 16, 2013 PC, Tablet

Developing apps that use image scanners in Windows 8.1

By Windows Apps Team

Windows now supports scanning, so your users can capture images directly in Windows Store By choosing to integrate scanners in your apps, your users can interact with their devices to easily get photos and documents straight from physical The digitized… Read more

November 19, 2013 PC, Tablet

What’s new for XAML and DirectX interop in Windows 8.1

By Windows Apps Team

In Windows 8 we enabled combining the high level UI capabilities of XAML and the low-level rendering power of DirectX within the same app using the three XAML-DirectX interop APIs:SwapChainBackgroundPanel, for overlaying XAML UI onto a full-screen DirectX appSurfaceImageSource, for… Read more

October 17, 2013 PC, Tablet

Now ready for you: Windows 8.1 and the Windows Store

By Windows Apps Team

With today’s announcement of Windows and Visual Studio 2013 availability, we’re also excited to announce that the Windows Store is now open for submitting apps targeting Windows Publishing your apps to the Windows Store for Windows those of you who… Read more

October 14, 2013 PC, Tablet

Raising the Bar with Direct3D

By Windows Apps Team

As we’re just completing the final steps of delivering Windows and Xbox One to customers, we thought this would be a good time to take a moment to recap the advances we’ve made in Direct3D for game developers and share… Read more

August 27, 2013 PC, Tablet

Get your apps ready for the Windows 8.1 launch!

By Windows Apps Team

Today we announced that Windows has hit the RTM That means our hardware partners are now preparing their devices for the holiday buying season, beginning with the general availability of Windows starting at 12:00 on October 18 in New Zealand… Read more