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Mar. 20th, 2014 10:43 am
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
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I finally completed my “C# for Absolute Beginners” course at the Microsoft Virtual Academy, and just a few lessons in to the Windows Phone for beginners course we’ve managed to successfully create and deploy our first Windows Phone app!

A screenshot of Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone in debug mode, for an application called 'PetSounds,' with the Windows Phone emulator visible in the foreground. On the emulator's screen is an app called 'MY APPLICATION,' with the words 'Page title' below that, and a single pink button marked 'quack.'
Yes, it's a soundboard with only one sound.

We had to tweak BIOS settings to do this >_o but the course and the one error message we got explained what to do pretty well. And after the work we did for GNOME, where we basically wrote code in Notepad and then ran it in a console window, we feel utterly spoiled by Visual Studio. The debug window and the emulator are cluttering it, here, but it’s actually been really easy to figure out and navigate, and it writes so much of the boilerplate code for us and automatically shows us what our app looks like while we’re working on it.

A screenshot of Visual Studio which looks much less cluttered. On the left-hand side is a pane showing the application's layout, and taking up most of the rest of the screen is a code editor showing the XAML for the layout's markup.
It's so pretty.

Here’s hoping we’ll have more to show you all soon!

Date: 2014-03-20 02:22 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Picture shows a red-winged angel staring at a distant blue star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
I really like Visual Studio. C# practically feels like it writes itself some days.

Hooray for a tiny app! \o/

Date: 2014-03-21 04:06 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Picture shows a red-winged angel staring at a distant blue star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
It is the best thing!

Gosh I wish I had a method that did $foo, but that only exists on strings and I'd have to cast... Oh wait, I will use .tostring and it will just DO it, without any problems!

I do not miss the days of writing C++ in emacs, and just... hoping everything would compile. VS is so so so nice.

Looking forward to hearing about it!

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