quarta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2012 21:07
It appears to me there's a new layout control being used for Weather and Stocks in the Consumer Preview that looks similar to a Panorama from Windows Phone. Is this something that is available in the SDK or something we're going to have to build ourselves? If we have to build it ourselves I'm having deja vu back to the way Panorama and Pivot were for WP initially. Hoping that's not the case.
- Tipo Alterado Bob_BaoMVP, Moderator terça-feira, 6 de março de 2012 17:01
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quarta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2012 22:21I suspect its a custom made java control. Its only used in two apps, both made by bing!
quarta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2012 23:13Hopefully someone from Microsoft can comment :)
quinta-feira, 1 de março de 2012 00:08Moderador
The Weather and Finance apps use several custom controls.
- Sugerido como Resposta Jeff SandersMicrosoft Employee, Moderator quinta-feira, 1 de março de 2012 13:35
quinta-feira, 1 de março de 2012 01:34Fair enough, I'll re-frame and ask the question through a different channel. The experience in those apps is great and something that should really be built-in. I know who to follow up with. Thanks Rob!
sexta-feira, 16 de março de 2012 21:32Why are these controls custom? they were basic controls in windows phone and felt like a cornerstone of the Metro UI paradigm. Pivot/Panorama need to return in Windows 8. I've been dogging this topic but its seriously stressful when coming off the WP7 controls and into Win8.
Ankur Vashi - Dreken Productions
sexta-feira, 16 de março de 2012 23:38
I hope a Windows 8 toolkit comes out soon so Microsoft can share some of these custom controls they have been developing internally for their apps!
segunda-feira, 19 de março de 2012 18:10
I don't get it... :-(
I tried to port my desktop application to Metro; it started off well until I started adding logic and found out that:
- Metro is a limited set of API's
- Metro is sandboxed & no access to the file system itself
- Metro can't access external API's (assemblies/.NET Framework)
So what type of app can you create with it?
Then I saw this article: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-shows-off-windows-8-business-app-concepts/12189
It's Dynamics from Microsoft; it has all these flashy controls and displays functionality of Dynamics + allows you to execute actions specific to Dynamics (create new project/approve/reject/...)
But how do they do this then? If they can't include their own dynamics libraries.
This is still a black hole to me; it more looks like Metro is still in it's embryonic phase. :-(
I was very excited to start but then lost all hope because I couldn't access any of my business logic / own assemblies. The portable libraries don't solve this either because they are also restricted.
Any ideas on how they do this then? Or maybe I'm missing a big part of the clue here.