Win8

rename project in visual studio

Here is the sequence I used to copy a project in visual studio which was previously under source control.

windows explorer
manually rename top 2 folders
runup visual studio – it will say it cannot find the source control. this is ok.
in vss solution explorer
highlight solution and rename
highlight C# project and rename
in text editor
ctrl-h (search and replace) across entire solution
project/properties
check everything is ok here… especially startup object and xap file name (for some reason this was unchanged for me)
manually check/edit (this seemed to be skipped on the ctrl-h)
repositories.config
AppManifest.xaml
exit visual studio
in explorer
delete bin, obj
delete any .vss files referring to your previous source control
run visual studio
build and deploy
add back to source control (see my other post)

for good measure I also uninstalled and reinstalled all the packages via nuget

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Posted by admin - January 4, 2013 at 10:54

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Facebook development for Windows Phone 8

Some examples below. Note, you need to get your own access tokens… to get this, go to sample queries and copy/paste the access token.

examples
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api/search/

All about me (matches query in fb sample)
https://graph.facebook.com/me?access_token=XX

Profile = wall
https://graph.facebook.com/me/feed?access_token=XX

profile of friend
https://graph.facebook.com/4/feed?access_token=XX

get my friends
https://graph.facebook.com/me/friends?access_token=XX
each friend has an id, eg: 4 is mark zuckerberg

friends page for more information
https://www.facebook.com/4

picture
https://graph.facebook.com/{0}/picture?type={1}&access_token={2}”, id, “square”, _accessToken

of course, how you parse these things is a non trivial mess of IDictionary, JsonArray and JsonObject. However it does have a weird logic behind it, which makes it quite expandable. I’ll write a post on that later.

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Posted by admin - January 3, 2013 at 15:31

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My new HP Envy dv6 7200 EO and windows 8…

Copy of my post… will update later…

When I upgraded my hp envy dv6-7200EO from Win8 to Win8 Pro, there were 4 things that did not work:
1. cd/dvd drive – fixed by plugging in a cd drive onto the usb and then a rescan of hardware
2. PCI card reader – “Realtek PCIE Card Reader”, shown by PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5229&SUBSYS_1818103C&REV_01
3. fingerprint reader – USB\VID_138A&PID_0018&REV_0078
4. acpi – “HP Wireless Button Driver”

The ids come from devicemgr/properties/detail/hardwareid.

TOPTIP: before doing anything with your hard drive, copy the c:\swsetup folder. This contains a copy of all the drivers 🙂 The HP product page does *not* have all the drivers: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4132&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5317076 (plus you get into a whole load of problems around installing .net framework, only for the “let hp recommend” assistant to not work).

For the items above, here are the paths in swsetup. In almost all cases, just launch setup.exe:
2. C:\SWSetup\Drivers\Misc
3. C:\SWSetup\Drivers\Fingerprint
4. C:\SWSetup\Drivers\HPWBD

PS: I will try to post my experiences to my blog: http://www.mobileliving.info/blog shortly… it’s been a very dark few days… some things I have done:
1. updated to windows pro (for bitlocker) – although HP does not seem to have TPM, seems to work ok. used usb boot.
2. updated to samsung 840 pro ssd (for fast encryption) – gave up on their migration software (now written by clonix) and reinstalled win8 from scratch
3. swapped cd drive to original seagate hard drive which came with hp
4. was going to swap out memory, but Amazon sent me wrong memory 🙁
5. updated bios to F13 from F12 (takes a very long time – ie: 3 minutes of black screen with an SSD drive at first start up and then when it had flashed everything)

For those techies out there, the HP support assistant provides some very good tech info (including speed of RAM). Also for MSDN suscribers, download Win8 retail for the Pro version (otherwise looks as though the only Pro version available is VL, which is not the case).

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Posted by admin - December 11, 2012 at 17:19

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win8 start menu

I am missing the jump list on win8. I downloaded Pokki after reading this cnet article.

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Posted by admin - December 4, 2012 at 14:26

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free sound effects for games

In my recent game, I had to put in some sound effects. A really good (and free) source was soundbible.

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Posted by admin - November 20, 2012 at 10:46

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visual studio – which package should I be using

This is a really useful tip. In visual studio you sometimes copy code from the web, without there being proper references to which package to enter in the “using” section.

To help out, highlight the keyword. Then press s. It should then highlight the package.

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Posted by admin - November 19, 2012 at 15:04

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windows 8 elite

It’s official I am now part of the Windows 8 Elite programme, as I managed to submit my application (FinnGo) to the Win8 Store before the official Win8 launch.

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Posted by admin - November 9, 2012 at 13:29

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Rate and review win8 apps

Not yet started looking into the “rate and review” on Win8 yet (waiting for my app to get published first). However the charm settings page and the app settings sample should be a good start.

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Posted by admin - November 1, 2012 at 16:27

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Win8 failed certification: Your app doesn’t meet requirement 4.1 (privacy policy)

Grrrr. You rush to complete a win8 app submission and then the requirements have changed from previous submissions to other app stores, eg: Windows Phone.

On a positive note though I think this is a good thing.

For information on how to correct C# version, javascript version.

Note, for C# fix above, you will need to know:
using Windows.UI.ApplicationSettings; // for the Charm bar
using Windows.System; // for Launcher

For full requirements.

From a comments post by Karl Oots on Balassy’s blog:
Btw, the newly published MSDN articles Resolving certification errors and Avoiding common certification failures are quite useful for covering the opt-in scenarios and other certification related errors as well.

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Posted by admin - October 31, 2012 at 11:14

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FinnGo Privacy Policy

FinnGo uses the internet to access the translation service and foreign web pages. These URLs are the only information transferred to an external server – all other data is stored locally. No personal information is transmitted.

Current data stored on your device:
Windows Phone = all data destroyed at end of session. No user data stored currently.
Windows 8 = all data destroyed at end of session. No user data stored currently.
Android = user can define their own urls and languages. This data is stored permanently on the device. It is not transmitted to external devices. This data can be accessed and modified by going to the menu/settings.

To my knowledge, the above complies with applicable laws and regulations. If you want to report a violation or are unsatisfied or want further information, please email to admin@mobileliving.info and I will fix it (timelines will depend on certification of the various app stores).

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Posted by admin - October 31, 2012 at 10:31

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