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Van Intro to Windows 8 using XMAL - Van Van Lowe
Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM


In this session you will see how to create a Metro App using Xaml and C#. You will learn how to use the new templates in Visual Studio to create a metro app. You will also learn to make changes to these basic templates so that you can customize your metro app. We will also go over new features of metro app such as the charms and the app bar.


Van, a Senior Web Developer for Innervisions Software, Inc. since 1996, started programming Mainframes using COBOL, JCL for a fortune 100 company. Van has been a line of business application developer for over 30 years. In 2003 Van started developing application professionally with .Net specializing ASP.Net.

Van is currently the leader of the Cap Area .Net Client/Dev (formerly Silverlight) Special Interest Group. He spends his spare time creating Lightswitch applications for Prince William Special Olympics. He has recently deploy a couple of Lightswitch applications.

Van has a BA in Mathematics from Lehman College in New York City and a MS in Computer Science from George Washington University. Van holds MCP certifications in Visual Basic, Access, ASP.Net and SQL Server.



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CapArea Silverlight SIG on Facebook and Twitter! - Friday, January 02, 2009

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Join the Facebook group for the CapArea Silverlight SIG on Facebook and on Twitter to join in on the discussion.




Announcing the CapArea.NET Silverlight SIG - Friday, January 02, 2009

Why a SIG and not a Full User Group?

Starting a user group involves a lot of legwork: finding a location, sponsors, etc.

This takes time that could be better put to use: like finding high quality speakers.

CapArea.NET already has a great infrastructure and sponsorship framework, so why re-invent the wheel?

Also, as popular as Silverlight is, it's still not as wide a topic of interest as a general .NET is.

It's a niche topic that's a perfect fit for User Group SIGs.

Who's behind this?

At the moment, there are three founders of the SIG

  1. Frank La Vigne
  2. Pete Brown
  3. Marc Fredericson

I'd also like to thank Scott Lock, president of the CapArea.NET user group, for the hospitality.

The DC area is lucky to have a lot Silverlight talent locally.

At some point, we may even be able to give the West Coast a run for its money. :)

When and Where Will the Meetings Be?

We're still working out the specific details, but the meetings will most likely be in the Tyson's area on a monthly basis.

If there's a sufficient demand to have meetings in DC, we may do that from time to time as well, ie. quarterly or semi-annually.

If you have a strong opinion please feel to conta



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