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Never thought Windows 8 app development using WinJS + JavaScript + HTML5 + CSS3 would be so easy and never thought it would be so complicated… to open external page in the browser programmatically. After our first Windows Store certification fail we wanted to add privacy policy link in the Settings charm, which would open our online privacy policy in

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In this article I will focus on Windows 8 Metro app publishing to Windows Store. At the end of the article you’ll find a screencast of whole publishing process. Before we can start there are several things that you must already have: Windows Store developer license; Fully developed and tested app; Additionally test your app with the Windows App Certification Kit; Test your app if looks alright in the snapped and fill view states. You can’t disable or turn off snapped view for your app. The fastest workaround is to show some static image or logo when your app is snapped; Go one more time through Windows 8 app certification requirements and check if your app meets requirements

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Learning a new platform is never easy. Some things that should require minutes to accomplish, bring hours of frustration and disappointment. Today I am going to write about a couple of possible pitfalls when developing a JavaScript Metro app for windows 8. As you may know Windows 8 platform natively supports Metro app development using the web technology stack: JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Not only that, it also implements the latest and greatest CSS3 and ECMAScript 5 features. You can also access all Windows 8 API via JavaScript. The new WinRT (Windows Runtime) is an impressive piece of software

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