codeSHOW in the Windows 8 Store
Go to http://aka.ms/codeshowapp
to install codeSHOW from the Windows 8 Store
This is a Windows 8 HTML/JS project with the express goal of demonstrating simple development concepts for the Windows 8 platform. This is not a project to learn about end-to-end app architecture, but when you're looking for how to do things like access the camera, implement an asymmetric ListView, or handle errors look to codeSHOW.
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How to install the codeSHOW source code
First of all, don't go to the downloads tab! That's for installing software releases and codeSHOW doesn't have a release. It's just source code right now. So do this...
- go to the Source Code tab
- look for the download link under the main menu bar on the right and whack it
- unzip the downloaded file... if you don't know how to unzip a file, you've got bigger problems
- open the bin folder
- install each of the SDKs... that includes...
- now open the .sln file in Visual Studio 2012 and have fun!
One more note about the SDKs. You install the SDKs to fulfill the References that you'll find in the project. In the Solution Explorer, you'll see the References folder and the references in there are based on these SDKs. If you don't install an SDK, then you'll have to remove the reference. If there is code that depends on a reference then your project won't build and the Errors Pane will start screaming your name.
By the way, these SDKs are updated from time to time. If you get a new version of the code (by either downloading it or by doing a Get Latest) and you start running into errors, then you may need to update one of the SDKs. The easiest way to access them is by right clicking on the solution (in Solution Explorer) and choosing Open Folder in File Explorer.
The codeSHOW app requests access to internet to provide access for various demos in the project, but neither the app itself or any of the demos in the app collect, store, or share any identifying information from users. Rest assured that your privacy is respected. If you would like to report any violation of this policy, you can contact any of the project contributors.