Monthly Archives: November 2012

Warning: Your WP7 app’s Extensibility hooks didn’t come forward to its WP8 version

I found out today, via an error report from the field no less, that one of my apps which uses some of the Extensibility hooks (aka App Connect) that were released as part of WP7 Mango doesn’t work on WP8. Upon investigating, it appears that when MS recompiled our apps to run on WP8 devices,… Read More »

Async System.Net.WebClient for Windows Phone 8

Started working on a WP8 project tonight and much to my dismay, TPL was not added to System.Net.WebClient of the WP8 SDK like it was slapped all over WinRT. So what to do? Well, I did what I did when I created the Async Live SDK project, I wrapped the EAP model with the TPL… Read More »

DEP0500 error while creating WinRT app

Started finally working on a Windows RT app tonight. I got one execution of it on my local Win8 (x64) machine and then every deploy (builds work fine) after that, I was met with: Error    1    Error : DEP0500 : The folder “C:\Users\brand_000\Documents\Projects\<app name>\bin\Debug\AppX” could not be deleted. Access to the path ‘resources.pri’ is denied.  … Read More »

Pin a FILE to the Windows 8 Start Screen

One of the things I find incredibly frustrating about the removal of the Start Menu on Windows 8 is there’s not “Recent Files” menu anymore. For me, this was incredibly useful as multiple times a week I’d be opening the same OneNote notebook, Excel spreadsheet, etc. So, how are we supposed to get around this?… Read More »

PSA: Do NOT install VirtualBox 4.2.4 on Win8Prox64

Just did this, install went fine. Afterward, network was dead. That’s kinda expected given what VirtualBox does w/ your network drivers. No matter what I did, enable/disable adapter, run troubleshooter, etc I couldn’t get it back. So I rebooted. It hung on the Windows logo and never got in to the system. Ended up getting… Read More »