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. You may learn some stuff about end-to-end app architecture by looking at the source code of codeShow, but the primary goal of the project is to help you learn discrete programming tasks such as accessing the camera, implementing an asymmetric ListView, or handling errors look to codeShow.
To see what's new with codeShow, visit the news
How to download 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.
There are two paths you can take for getting the source code: you can download it as a zip file or you can clone it using Git. If you download it as a zip file, you will always have the version you downloaded. If you clone it using Git, then you can easily pull changes down into your project, so I recommend the latter. Regardless, I'll explain how to do both...Downloading the zip file
Cloning using Git
- 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
- install Git (easiest way on Windows is to install GitHub for Windows)
- go to the Source Code tab
- open Git Shell, browse to your development folder, and run "git clone https://git01.codeplex.com/codeshow" (a new folder called codeSHOW will be created for you by default)
Regardless of which method you use to get the code down to your system, you'll want to do this afterward...
- open the codeshow\packages folder
- install all of the SDKs included there
- now open the .sln file in Visual Studio 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 bloody murder.
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 pulling changes) and you start running into errors, then you may need to update one of the SDKs by simply running the installation from the packages folder again
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.