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On February 29th at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. As I shared in my previous post, Windows 8 offers unprecedented reach and I am happy to say that the feedback we’ve had has been very positive thus far.
The technical preview of our Advertising SDK for Windows 8 was downloaded by numerous developers across the world that are eager to start integrating high-quality advertising in their apps. However it is important to note that there are breaking changes and that the technical preview of our Advertising SDK for Windows 8 will not work on the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview release.
Since the Technical Preview Ad SDK , we have been working to further
simplify the developer experience, including posting the help content on MSDN, and extending our Ads SDK capabilities to support best-in-class consumer ad experiences. You can download the updated beta version of our Advertising SDK for Windows 8 here.
In my first blog, I discussed the Metro style apps using HTML so this time around I am going to do a walk through for Metro style apps using XAML.
Getting Started with Metro style apps using XAML
As mentioned we have worked to make integrating the SDK simpler. SDK.
NOTE: The ad control requires that you declare the “Internet (Client)” capability in your application manifest which allows the ad control to fetch the ads over the internet.
Once you have signed up in PubCenter, you can replace the ApplicationID and AdUnitID with the values issued by PubCenter.
Figure 1. PubCenter Sign-up
Figure 2. Adding reference to the extension
You can expect to see the demo Gears of War™ 3 ads in the release too, but we will share more information about pay out and real advertiser ads in the near future so do stay tuned.
As an adopter of the beta Ads SDK you can participate in shaping the product and we are looking forward to your feedback and participation.
Ian Ferreira - Group Program Manager - Ads R&D at Microsoft
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When I try to register the Windows 8 application, I get:
You have reached your limit for allowed sites/applications. If you need more please remove unused entries.
I can't imagine there is a limit (or at least one so low as I currently have only 10 windows phone 7 apps that have ads). Are windows 8 ads not available yet?
Hi Ian, the download link is broken :(
Adding a reference to the advertising sdk doesn't work in a C++ project. The Advertising SDK is not even listed in the Add Reference popup. If I use 'browse' to add a reference to the winmd file, Visual Studio crashes. This used to work with the previous SDK on the Developer Preview. I then tried to add a reference to the advertising sdk to a C# project, and this works without problems. After successfully adding the advertising sdk reference to a C# project, I also start seeing the entry when I do 'add reference' in a C++ project, but Visual Studio still crashes when I click OK. Any suggestions/workarounds?
I'm experiencing issues when trying to use Bing Maps SDK and the Advertising SDK in the same application.
1) Install Bing Maps SDK for Metro style apps from visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/0c341dfb-4584-4738-949c-daf55b82df58
2) Install Microsoft Advertising SDK from advertising.microsoft.com/.../developer
4) Open and run the sample: Everything should be OK.
5) Back to Visual Studio and add reference to "Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8 (JS) v18.104.22.168" extension
@Jo8n Yes today there is a limit of 10 apps for our self-serve customers.
@Sebastian Sorry about that, we had an short lived issue with MS Download yesterday, should be resolved. We are not aware of any compatibility issues with the Bing SDK. Will investigate.
@Nico This is a known issue. We are working with the VS team to resolve.
We have released an update to address the namespace conflict. Download is available here...