Friday, May 11, 2012

Windows 8 Metro: A better Grid application template

Brent Schooley prepared a Visual Studio template for Grid Applications that improves on the user and developer experience that Microsoft delivered in their Grid application template.

Lets compare the out-of-the-box Visual Studio templates for Metro style apps:

gridtemplate

and the Better Grid Application template:

bettergridtemplate

To install the template, put the BetterGridApplication.zip file in Libraries\Visual Studio 11\Templates\ProjectTemplates\CSharp\Windows Metro style\1033\ and then restart Visual Studio. The template should now show up in the Visual C#\Windows Metro style category in the New Project window.

Download the Better Grid Application template (.zip file, 81 KB)

2 comments:

ApplicationTemplates said...

Awesome collection. This will give me an idea of designing my own grid application. Thanks for sharing with us!

Application Templates said...

The active monitoring which measures with synthetic work load and the other is passive monitoring tool which will measure the system at the actual load generated by users. Since active measurements are synthetic, they do test the application with extra traffic and load.