Windows 8 will be available this month. To take advantage of Microsoft’s launch and your customers and users who will get new computers with Windows 8 or who will upgrade to Windows 8, you’ll want to get your VCL and FireMonkey applications ready for the Windows 8 look and user experience. Using RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3 and C++Builder XE3 you can easily create Windows applications that incorporate the latest Windows 8 styling and functionality in an easy and accessible way. In the first video of this series, you saw how to use Metropolis UI project templates for VCL and FireMonkey 2 to get a quick start building Windows 8 applications including blank form, grid style, and split layout style. You also saw how to easily convert your existing VCL and FireMonkey forms to the Windows 8 style. In this quick video you will see how to add Windows 8 user experience and functionality to your VCL and FireMonkey applications using FlipView, FlyIn/FlyOut and LiveTile examples. The new Live Tile integration gives your applications running on Windows 8 Enterprise edition (or Windows 8 Professional edition with a developer key) a presence in the Windows 8 Start Screen and even enables your applications to communicate with the tiles without having to use WinRT. With Delphi XE3, C++Builder XE3 and Metropolis UI, you have one of the quickest and easiest ways to create Windows 8 UI style applications.
Additional information about RAD Studio XE3 Windows 8 style and functionality can be found on the Embarcadero DocWiki in the following articles:
- Developing Metropolis UI Applications - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE3/en/Developing_Metropolis_UI_Applications
- Live Tile support for Metropolis UI Applications - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE3/en/Live_Tile_Support_for_Metropolis_UI_Applications
- TLiveTile Component - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/XE3/en/MetropolisUI.Tile.TLiveTile
- Setting up your environment for developing Live Tiles based applications - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE3/en/Setting_Up_Your_Environment_for_Developing_Live_Tiles_for_Metropolis_UI
Watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Yx3Eoegto
Duration: 6 minutes and 27 seconds
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