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Some basics terminology

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  • I am begineer to win 8. a few of new terms confused me. what's the tile? what's charm?........

    It sometimes block my learning. anyone can clarify something?

    Saturday, November 5, 2011 1:46 AM

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  • Tiles are the square or rectangular objects on the start screen that represent applications.  They can be a simple display of an image and/or text or an application can make them display information from the application (like the latest tweet or current weather).

    Charms are the icons that appear to allow an application to communicate (share) information with other apps.  If you are on a non-touch device, Windows_Key + C will bring up these icons in an app that supports such functionality.

    There are some great videos here with more information:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/Build2011

     


    Sunday, November 6, 2011 12:44 PM

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  • Tiles are the square or rectangular objects on the start screen that represent applications.  They can be a simple display of an image and/or text or an application can make them display information from the application (like the latest tweet or current weather).

    Charms are the icons that appear to allow an application to communicate (share) information with other apps.  If you are on a non-touch device, Windows_Key + C will bring up these icons in an app that supports such functionality.

    There are some great videos here with more information:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/Build2011

     


    Sunday, November 6, 2011 12:44 PM
  • Another site for an introduction to the Developer preview can be found on the Windows site:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/preview

    also make sure to view the keynotes from //build/ that go over the new interface that jrboddie linked to above.

    Thanks,

    -David


    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 8:37 PM
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