windows-store-apps

Possible solution to issue with multiple UI dispatchers in the same method?

I'm having a problem with using multiple UI dispatchers to modify an list that is bound to the UI. The method with just exit when it hits the first dispatcher. If I wrap the entire method in the dispatcher it works, but I have another solution but I'm not sure it's appropriate: Basically, I have a...

Is “Assigned Access” [Windows 8.1 feature] possible in Windows 8 app?

I want to create an app which will be deployed on tablets as a kiosk in a mall. I searched around for creating app with some restriction like it will be always open, only authenticated uses can close with swipe gesture or Alt+F4. I got one solution but it's related to Win 8.1 and I can't wait till...

Why does the People app show no contacts / doesn't allow me to pick contacts?

I'm trying to allow the user to select a contact from the People app this way: private async Task<System.Collections.Generic.KeyValuePair<string, string>> SelectAContactForASlot() { KeyValuePair<string, string> kvp; // = new KeyValuePair<string, string>(); var contactPicker = new Windows...

Local file storage during development of a Windows Store App

So I'm getting started in windows store apps. It is also my first experience with Visual Studio. Windows 8.1 for that matter, too :P I'm trying to figure out how local file storage works during the dev phase of this project. I understand the concept of how the appdata directory and the application...

Windows Store application + Simulation in MSVS 2013

First, sorry for my English it`s not my native language. Second I start to learn tutorial for create Windows Store application. In the end of Part 3 we were invited to use Visual Studio Simulator. But when I run it I take an error: Windows Simulator needs your credentials. Please lock this computerm...