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Windows Embedded Compact 2013 now available for Visual Studio 2013

As announced recently on the Windows Embedded blog, the Windows Embedded Compact 2013 product is now generally available. This update release includes integration to the latest Visual Studio 2013 through updated platform builder and application builder, inbox WiFi device driver for TI SDP44xx and debugging features. Visual Studio 2013 ...

Improving High-DPI support for Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio has had support for High-DPI modes for some time. Visual Studio 2010 adopted WPF as its primary UI framework, which addressed many existing high-DPI issues. Some of our components which leverage Win32, however, had not been fully updated to incorporate high-DPI awareness. At the beginning of 2013, Microsoft shipped the Surface Pro which supported 210 pixels per inch and with a default DPI scaling of 150%. Later that year, 4k resolution displays debuted at CES in Las Vegas. We committed to making sure we were ready for these devices.

Blend for HTML Behaviors and Actions

Blend for Visual Studio 2013 introduces a feature to HTML developers that may be familiar to those who already work with XAML: Behaviors. When attached to HTML elements, Behaviors add life to an application by executing a JavaScript event handler. Developers can choose from a wide variety of ready-to-use Behaviors or create their own. For ...

Announcing Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update

Today at SharePoint Conference 2014, we are thrilled to announce that Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update is available to download! The March 2014 Update ships with a ton of new features that improves support for Office 365 Cloud Business App and apps for Office/SharePoint in Visual Studio 2013. Download the ...