.NET, Windows Store apps, WinRT

SQLite for WinRT

Intro Often you need to store some data from the application you are building. One option for Windows Store apps is a local database in the file system, SQLite. It’s pretty easy to setup and to use. SQLite is self-contained serverless database engine and is available for free for many platforms ranging from Linux to Windows. In this small tutorial I’d like to show you how to get started using it in you Windows Store app. Bits & Pieces First you’ll have to get the database engine. There is a .visx installation package available at www.sqlite.org. I downloaded the Precompiled…

Expression Blend

Getting started with Metro, JS and blend

Intro In this first tutorial in a series about building a Windows 8 application with JavaScript, HMTL and CSS using Expression Blend 5, we’re going to make a start on a very simple game. In this game the player has to guess a random number between 1 and 10. The player wins if the guess is correct, and looses if it’s wrong. In future parts of the series this game will be extended to include various features of WinJS and Windows 8. File-New I’ve started with a new “Blank App” from the HTML list. I added a few HTML elements…