1. Shadow_12213's Avatar
    Hey guys, I was dabbling a bit with visual studio and I was wondering if there's any tips or tricks you can let me know about. So far I made a minibrowser app, which was the example by Microsoft for a tutorial. I know I am pretty new at this haha.
    WP8fan and Huime like this.
    05-22-2013 09:37 PM
  2. crash1989's Avatar
    Hey guys, I was dabbling a bit with visual studio and I was wondering if there's any tips or tricks you can let me know about. So far I made a minibrowser app, which was the example by Microsoft for a tutorial. I know I am pretty new at this haha.
    a tiny few of the ton available on the interwebs not in any particular order:
    Try to master the async style of coding i.e. using non- blocking threads for downloads, web service exchanges etc
    use MVVM, I made a big mistake by avoiding it (there is a MVVM lite framework AFAIK)
    always prioritize information above flashy stuff and unique designs
    use forums like stackoverflow(most active and helpgul), msdn social, wpcentral dev forums (last option) for any queries
    and I can keep going on
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    05-22-2013 11:24 PM
  3. Andre o Botelho's Avatar
    On WP development the information is a little sparse so DON'T forget to search before posting any querie, you may be stuck on a problem that others had past alreary and maybe anyone will help you.
    05-23-2013 10:40 AM
  4. Catholic Tech Geek's Avatar
    Hey guys, I was dabbling a bit with visual studio and I was wondering if there's any tips or tricks you can let me know about. So far I made a minibrowser app, which was the example by Microsoft for a tutorial. I know I am pretty new at this haha.
    What is your language of choice for development? My language of choice is C#. If you know java, it's not very hard to learn C#.
    05-27-2013 11:17 PM
  5. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    What I will say is persevere and don't give up if a problem is really stubborn and try as you might it won't work. Happened to me with navigation, I eventually had a genius moment and cracked it. Best. Feeling. Ever.
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    05-31-2013 07:00 AM
  6. Shadow_12213's Avatar
    What is your language of choice for development? My language of choice is C#. If you know java, it's not very hard to learn C#.
    I started learning how to code in C#, seems easy so far and I like doing it so far. The only thing I don't understand is what the difference in between C# and C++ is.
    06-03-2013 11:41 PM
  7. Shadow_12213's Avatar
    On WP development the information is a little sparse so DON'T forget to search before posting any querie, you may be stuck on a problem that others had past alreary and maybe anyone will help you.
    thanks for info man :)
    06-03-2013 11:42 PM
  8. Shadow_12213's Avatar
    What I will say is persevere and don't give up if a problem is really stubborn and try as you might it won't work. Happened to me with navigation, I eventually had a genius moment and cracked it. Best. Feeling. Ever.
    hahaha I still have to find that feeling but thanks for the motivation! :)
    06-03-2013 11:43 PM
  9. Shadow_12213's Avatar
    a tiny few of the ton available on the interwebs not in any particular order:
    Try to master the async style of coding i.e. using non- blocking threads for downloads, web service exchanges etc
    use MVVM, I made a big mistake by avoiding it (there is a MVVM lite framework AFAIK)
    always prioritize information above flashy stuff and unique designs
    use forums like stackoverflow(most active and helpgul), msdn social, wpcentral dev forums (last option) for any queries
    and I can keep going on
    Thanks for the pointers man!
    06-03-2013 11:43 PM
  10. Tojuro's Avatar
    My recommendations....

    1. You are doing the right thing by picking apart existing/sample projects. Modify those to get comfortable before you try to build something from scratch.

    2. Check for .NET or maybe even Windows Phone/8 user groups in your area -- lot's of valuable information (and all the ones I know of are free + lots of great prizes & career opportunities).

    3. Don't get stuck -- there is lots of help available: google the error message with Bing for the answer. Then search on StackOverflow (or another site dedicated to development). Only then post your question (again, to a development oriented site).

    4. Be patient. Nothing worthwhile is easy.

    5. Finally, when it comes to building your first app -- avoid "feature creep". This is the death of the solo (hobby) project (and other much bigger ones too). An example of feature creep is when you design a simple app, and keep adding more to it from all these 'good ideas' you have along the way. Don't do it, because little things add up very fast and make a small project a nightmare. Just sketch out a (very simple) project and add nothing to it till the 1.0 version is published. Stick with "MVP" - minimal viable product. You can always add new features later on, down the road.
    06-04-2013 12:44 AM
  11. Reflexx's Avatar
    I started learning how to code in C#, seems easy so far and I like doing it so far. The only thing I don't understand is what the difference in between C# and C++ is.
    The difference between C# and C++? About 10,000 hrs of migranes.
    06-04-2013 01:10 AM
  12. Mystictrust's Avatar
    I started learning how to code in C#, seems easy so far and I like doing it so far. The only thing I don't understand is what the difference in between C# and C++ is.
    A lot. I know both Java and C++, can't say much about C# yet (other than it being closer to Java than C++) but I can name one big difference off the top of my head: garbage collection. C# handles releasing of resources where with C++ you'll need to manage it yourself (e.g. So you won't run out of memory) Not to say that you still don't have to worry about resource management in C#, but a lot of it is handled for you. Same with Java.
    06-04-2013 01:36 AM
  13. Reflexx's Avatar
    And C++ is full of yucky pointers.
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    06-04-2013 09:38 PM
  14. Huime's Avatar
    Hah welcome!
    I will download it even it is a hello world output!
    06-04-2013 09:42 PM

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