Developing Windows Store App Part 3: Ćevap Explorer Windows Store App


First of  all, I had great two sessions talking about developing  Windows 8 Line of business App by presenting my main demo Ćevap Explorer. In September I held session in Sarajevo at MSCommunityBH Conference, and yesterday in Belgrade at Sinergija 12.

Now It time to publish whole solution and source code for this app.

In previous two parts I was trying to explain how model data looks like in Ćevap Explorer, and expose it in order to be consumed by Windows 8 Store app.

At the end of the blog post you will find complete source code, but before you start you need to prepare solution for run.

Here is step by step instruction how to achieve this.

1. Unzip downloaded file with solution, and copy folder of database file in your location. Use SQL Server Management Studio and attach the database. The picture below shows where is that folder.

After you attach the Database, you need to change connection string in Rest Service, in order to use the right database.

2. Start VS 2012 as Administrator and open web.config file of RestService. The picture shows my configuration, bu you need to define you own connection string, with right user name.

3. Check is CevapExplorer is you start up project and hit F5. Now you will get this:

4. Use standard Windows 8 Search (Win+Q) to find places with great Ćevap. After you find Item, click on picture to open details about it. If you want to see AppBar in action right click and choose Edit button.

You can download whole solution from this link. I hope you will find some interesting implementation in this demo.

MSNetwork 2 and session about Future of Windows Desktop Apps


My second session was very well visited, so I can only say thank you people for attending. During presentation, there were huge number of questions regarding new Windows 8 OS. People are interesting in upcomming Windows OS and also how will impact on development of desktop applications.

From this link you can download my presentation slides.

Thanks Microsoft for great organisation on MSNetwork 2, thank you all for attending.

See you next year on MSNetwork 3

Speaking about WPWidgetLibrary, HTML5, Windows Phone 7 and WIndows 8


I will be speaking on the Croatian Microsoft conference so called WinDays.

My session will be at 25. April starting at 9:30 on Dvorana 8.

Title: Developing HML5 Mobile apps on WP7 by using WPWidgetLibrary

More about presentation can be found here.

Beside Windows Phone 7 it will also be presented how to develop the same application on Windows 8 and Metro Style app. More information about WPWIdgetLibrary can be found on one of my previous posts on this blog.