Hi guys... I'm just starting with Windows 8/Metro... I'm trying to figure out how to get a list of drives on the machine. The MSDN says Environment.GetLogicalDrives should work or System.IO.Directory.GetLogicalDrives but I can't seem to find either. I assume the framework for Metro apps is limited similar to how Silverlight is a subset of the .Net libraries... Anyone have any idea how to do this?
In WinRT Metro app can I develop some background tasks as torrent or alarm clock or files manager likes same android applications? Because we don't have full futured background work and of course not in switched off mode.
Does anyone knows how to get the snapshot event from windows 8 native metro camera ap?
I would like to trigger some specific function when user click the webcam screen to snap a photo in metro ap.
I had try to using SPY++ and also check the Driver MFT document but found nothing
Could anyone give me a hint?
Thank you for your help.
Have a button in the UI, called 'btnCapture' and an image called 'imgPhoto'
In the click event of this button, have the following code. Also, make the click event async.
privateasyncvoid btnCapture_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
CameraCaptureUI dialog = new CameraCaptureUI();
StorageFile file = await dialog.CaptureFileAsync(CameraCaptureUIMode.Photo);
if (file != null)
BitmapImage bitmapImage = new BitmapImage();
using (IRandomAccessStream fileStream = await file.OpenAsync(FileAccessMode.Read))
imgPhoto.Source = bitmapImage;
In case of system resource access, Metro Apps work in the same way as Silverlight. So you need to explicitly provide access for the application to access Webcam and Microphone. You can give this permission in Capabilities tab of Application Manifest.
Hi.I have a ItemControl and i set ItemPanel Property to Horizontal StackPanel and I Bound it to ObservableCollection of Icons.Now I Wanna user be able to remove icons with drag drop them to out of ItemControl and also can change items positions with each other by drag and Drop.
(Look likes MacOSX DocBar).Can i do this with above controls ,if yes,please tell me how.if not,i appreciate to tell me i should use which controls and how
I have a ItemsControl in ScrollViewer and I set ItemsPanel of my ItemsControl to Horizontal StackPanel and i bound it to ObservableCollection of userControls.Now I wanna when user click on icons of open UserControls in my ItemsControl,automatically scrollviwer's offset change to show icon clicked UserControl.( I have a Icon for my each usercontrols)
And Also when user open new UserControl ,i wanna my ItemsControl automatically show it ( now when i open a new usercontrol i should scroll my ItemControl to reach it),
can i do this with above controls ,if yes,please tell me how.If not,i appreciate to tell me I should use which controls and how.
I can see you can mix and match C++ and C# WinRT component, they feel like being in the "same realm"..
Further, ideally, I'd like to use some of my 'business data' to customize the text / HTML, any sample?
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Ashish G. of MS wrote: "As the flash is integrated with Internet Explorer 10 and does not comes as plug-in, it should work on both – Desktop and Metro version of Internet Explorer."[^].
As example of the confusion: Tim Anderson's blog writing about an interview with Scott Guthrie[^]. Do note the wild diversity, and contradictions, in the various readers' comments.
One wonders if integrating Flash is, on a primary level, an anti-iPad/Apple geo-political move; but one might ask: why not SilverLight; unless one claims, as some responders to the article above do, that WinRT + XAML is "SilverLight 6."
IE10 on Metro and WinRT supposed to be the "no plug-in" browser, so MS emphasized in various public statements, so I thought.
I remain confused about whether on ARM hardware in Win8, other browsers, other than IE10 will be usable.
All attempts at un-confusing me are appreciated
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