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Michael Crump

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I have a new cover story article published in print and online in Visual Studio Magazine today called “New Views on Windows 8 Metro-Style Development”. This article takes a look at the FlipView ListView and GridView controls new for Windows 8 Metro-style applications. They'll become key tools for building great-looking UIs. See below for more information and a link to the online article in case you don’t get a print copy.

Article Introduction

With Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 getting closer to general availability Microsoft-focused developers are starting to pay closer attention. They're not only trying to understand the ins and outs of Windows 8 but are also wrapping their heads around a new runtime called Windows Runtime (WinRT).

WinRT is the new Microsoft programming model to build Metro-style apps using Windows 8. One of the challenges developers face with WinRT is learning how to use the new controls introduced with the release: FlipView ListView and GridView.

While the controls sound similar they're different in many ways. Read on to learn how and when to use each.

The Full Article

The full article is hosted on Visual Studio Magazine and you can access it by clicking here. Don’t forget to rate it and leave comments if you have any problems.

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