Sunday, 14 October 2012

Walkthrough: Adding Text Translation to your Windows 8 App


Walkthrough: Adding Text Translation to your Windows 8 App
The Microsoft Translator is a powerful service that developers can leverage in their Windows 8 apps. It’s core functions are to detect the language of some text. To translate text from one language to another. And, to read text to you – that’s right! The API is hosted on Azure’s Data Marketplace. It has a pricing schedule, including a free tier that developers can leverage to develop with the API.

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Using User-Provided Images for Secondary Tiles


Often when you are creating a secondary tile in Windows 8, it will be based on images coming from the internet. However a requirement of secondary tile images are that they need to be stored locally. I initially had some problems getting this working right and the streams closed correctly for this to work, so here’s the code for other to use and save the hazzle.

You can download the tile utility class and sample app here.
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Officially announcing MetroTwit for Windows 8, now available in the Windows Store

Officially announcing MetroTwit for Windows 8, now available in the Windows Store
The anticipated major update to MetroTwit for Windows 8 has just been certified and is now rolling out to Windows 8 users around the world for customer download. You can see the details in the Windows Store here.

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