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Design mode detection in WinRT

  Windows Phone 8 shares a lot with Windows 8. They both use the new WinRT runtime. But, as weird as it sounds, they have sometimes differences where you wouldn’t expect. Example, if you want to detect if you are in design mode (like in Blend our the VS designer) in Windows 8, you do : Windows.ApplicationModel.DesignMode.DesignModeEnabled While in [...]

Happy new year 2013

  2012 was an amazing year. Personally, there is my first MVP award. From Microsoft, we got Windows 8, windows Phone 8, XBox Music, Surface,… A recap :   2012 will be hard to beat. But…I believe 2013 will be the year the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps will start to become big. Exciting challenges ahead !   Happy new year to all of you ! (more...)