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Oh XAML, how I hate your error messages

Brendan Tompkins, April 14, 2014
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I like XAML, I like some of the cool things I can do with it (although I do wish it was more like CSS in some ways). However, for something that has been around since 2006 why do your error … Continue...

Windows Phone 8 Development Succinctly: free ebook for developers

Laurent Duveau, April 2, 2014
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Matteo Pagani has written a 243 pages ebook on Windows Phone 8, that covers most of the important concepts, from the basic ones (like XAML, application lifecycle, etc.) to the most advanced ones (li...

My BUILD 2014 Schedule

Laurent Duveau, April 2, 2014
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As you probably know, Build conference starts tomorrow and I have 18 sessions in my schedule, its gonna be a fun week!!! If like me youre passionate about XAML, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 St...

New Microsoft Virtual Academy courses

Laurent Duveau, March 20, 2014
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Have you checked Microsoft Virtual Academy courses ? Here is my Microsoft Virtual Academy learning plan for the upcoming weeks:   Enterprise Developer Camp Jump Start http://www.micros...

Add a little spin to your next XAML project with Spinkit.Xaml

MSDN: Coding4Fun, February 26, 2014
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Today's XAML Wednesday project is one of those little projects that you might not need every day, it might not change your dev world, that's actually just kind of fun and different. It's a project fro...

3D Printed, Bluetooth enabled, Netduino powered, Windows Phone Controled Rodent Chaser

MSDN: Coding4Fun, February 7, 2014
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Today's Hardware Friday project comes to us via Matt Cavanagh and his need to, well, chase out some rodents from under his house...Windows Phone controlled car with Netduino and BluetoothThe houses in...

Weathr, the C++, DirectX and XAML Windows Store App

MSDN: Coding4Fun, January 15, 2014
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In today's Windows Wednesday project, we're highlighting a project from Thomas Petchel (and team)  that is showing off how you can use DirectX, XAML and C++ to build a cool Windows Store App...Weathr ...

Implementing a complete WRL native C++ XAML blank project template

The Code Project Latest Articles, December 26, 2013
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Implementing a complete WRL native C++ XAML blank project template....

Building an Appointment Tracking App by using the Telerik WP Cloud Components - Part 3

the telerik blogs, December 16, 2013
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In Part 3 of the series, we will extend the Appointment.xaml page by adding a list of appointments for the current day using RadDataBoundListBox. We will also take a look at what is involved in retrie...

XAML TemplateBinding with ControlTemplate

EggHeadCafe.com New Articles, December 14, 2013
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Today I'll am composing this article on TemplateBinding and how to use it inside a ControlTemplate. TemplateBinding is a type of binding used mainly for template scenarios.  read moreBy Shweta Lodha...

Bring the OneNote Native Menuing Experience to Your Windows Store Apps

the telerik blogs, December 4, 2013
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RadControls for Windows 8 XAML Q3 2013 came with several new controls and one of them is RadRadialMenu. Its highly customizable nature makes it the perfect menu assistant for any Windows Store ap...

XAML TreeView with Context Menu, Drag and Drop features

EggHeadCafe.com New Articles, November 30, 2013
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The C# code sample below demonstrates how to work with the TreeView in XAML.  read moreBy Siva Jagan Dhulipalla...

RadControls for Windows 8.1 Native Builds Are Available for Immediate Download

the telerik blogs, November 6, 2013
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Q3 2013 Service Pack 1 for RadControls for Windows 8 is out and it features native Windows 8.1 builds. And yes, RadMap for Windows 8 XAML now works in Windows 8.1 projects too. Prior to todays version...

Introducing WPF SDK Samples Browser

the telerik blogs, November 4, 2013
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A couple of months ago we introduced to you the Telerik XAML SDK and we received a lot of positive feedback about it. Once we were sure that you find the new addition useful we decided to move one ste...

Resources to the Tuning into XAML Webinar Now Available

the telerik blogs, October 30, 2013
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Here are the slides, source code and recorded webinar video to the Tuning into XAML Whats new in WPF/SL, WP8 and Windows 8 XAML webinar....

Using AppBarButton in Windows 8.1

Method ~ of ~ failed, October 30, 2013
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In a previous post I talked about removing the dependency on StandardStyles.xaml from your Windows 8.1 projects. One of those tips noted that a popular use of the styles in that helper file was the Ap...

Getting rid of StandardStyles.xaml in Windows 8.1

Method ~ of ~ failed, October 29, 2013
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If youve created a Windows 8 app using XAML then youve likely seen a file in the project called StandardStyles.xaml in the Common folder and merged in with your application. As Ive seen apps developed...

Callisto Migration Tip: Use CharacterEllipsis

Method ~ of ~ failed, October 25, 2013
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Frankly Im going to be honest and say Im not sure why it took us so long to add this capability to TextBlock, especially given that the support in Callisto provided via DynamicTextBlock was originally...

Callisto Migration Tip: Use Windows 8.1 SettingsFlyout

Method ~ of ~ failed, October 25, 2013
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As a part of my promise from my previous post talking about migrating to new Windows 8.1 controls instead of some Callisto ones, Ill talk about how to leverage the new SettingsFlyout control provided ...

Callisto Update for Windows 8.1

Method ~ of ~ failed, October 24, 2013
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As I spent time last week updating my Callisto library for Windows 8.1 I realized it was a long time between the last release. Well, Ive finally updated it for Windows 8.1 release which is now availab...

MVVM Friendly DataTemplate switching

The Code Project Latest Articles, July 29, 2013
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Switching data templates entirely in XAML....

Get Detailed Diagnostics Reports from your Windows Phone 8 apps with CloudDiagnostics

the telerik blogs, July 18, 2013
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Introduction Hello everyone, Im sure by now you have seen our Diagnostics control that allows your end user to send crash reports anytime your Windows Phone app throws an exception. With this control...

Creating XAML Code Snippets for Visual Studio 2013

Method ~ of ~ failed, July 9, 2013
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A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of being in front of you, our developer customers (and friends) at the Microsoft BUILD conference. (I never know how to write build in a sentence and refuse to...

Introducing Design-Time Gallery for RadChart for Windows 8/XAML

the telerik blogs, June 24, 2013
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We are happy to announce th? immediate availability of the RadChart design-time gallery feature that is part of our latest RadControls for Windows 8 XAML Q2 2013 release. Some of you that have used ou...

Windows 8 XAML and Windows Phone 8 Q2 2013 Webinar Resources

the telerik blogs, June 20, 2013
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This blog post provides the resources to the Windows 8 XAML and Windows Phone 8 Q2 2013 Webinar....

XAML-SDK solutions and projects

the telerik blogs, May 23, 2013
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Since the official Q1 2013 release of RadControls for Silverlight and WPF we introduced a new online resource, the XAML GitHub repository. This blog post will explain the main functionalities of the X...

New Chart features - Q1 2013 SP1

the telerik blogs, April 24, 2013
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Following customer demand we updated our chart for the Q1 2013 Service Pack release with several crucial features. These are: Multiple axes Axis alignment Annotations Empty values. Multiple Axes Thi...

Proximity Tapper helps you build/test NFC in your Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 app's

MSDN: Coding4Fun, April 8, 2013
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Today's Mobile & Modern Monday project will help you built NFC (Near Field Communication) based Windows Phone 8 app's. Imagine you want to create the next cool NFC app, an app that connects two device...

Ensuring your Windows store app knows of a language change

Method ~ of ~ failed, March 26, 2013
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In my working with Windows Store apps, Ive become increasingly fond/aware of the advantages for app localization. There are a lot of resources out there for you to localize your app using a good-bette...

Telerik releases XAML-SDK at GitHub

the telerik blogs, February 27, 2013
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Q1 2013 is live! Our latest and greatest XAML (WPF and Silverlight) controls are evolving rapidly but not just the binaries. Our commitment to "make the life of developers easier" has brought us the...

Fall Fury, the PDF!

MSDN: Coding4Fun, February 6, 2013
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You've all see the recent Coding4Fun articles on the Fall Fury project, right?What? No? (Well of course I know YOU have, but maybe there's a few other haven't...)What is Fall Fury anyway?FallFury is a...

Windows Store DirectX C++ Sample

MSDN: Coding4Fun, February 4, 2013
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Today's Project by Michael B. McLaughlin is one that's got the Channel 9 team excited, having been picked as a Pick of the Week on This Week on Channel 9 and emailed to me as a "Hey, Greg can you..."...

Fall Fury: Part 10 - Charms

MSDN: Coding4Fun, January 23, 2013
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CharmsWith the release of the Windows 8 operating system, applications are now able to easily integrate with each other and have a unified way to control their workflow through unique system-wide cont...

Fall Fury: Part 12 - Conclusions

MSDN: Coding4Fun, January 23, 2013
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Project ConclusionsDeveloping FallFury was a fun and educational activity. Besides the fact that I got to work with an amazing team of people who were willing to assist me with the testing and develop...

Reversi XAML/C# Windows Store Sample Game

MSDN: Coding4Fun, January 7, 2013
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So you got a new Windows 8 PC or Surface RT this holiday season? And since you're reading this, you're likely someone who likes to code. So of course you want to code something up for your new Windows...

Maelstrom: An Overview

MSDN: Coding4Fun, November 20, 2012
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For //build/ 2012, we wanted to showcase what Windows 8 can offer developers.  There are a lot of projects showing off great things like contracts and Live Tiles, but we wanted to show off some of the...

My BUILD 2012 sessions selection

Laurent Duveau, November 15, 2012
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Knowing that my focus is on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps with XAML/C# and Azure, here is my recommended sessions playlist if you want to catch up with BUILD.   Windows Store apps Intr...

Slides, Source Code and Video to the "UI Suite for Windows 8" Webinar Now Available

the telerik blogs, November 4, 2012
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We want to thank you all for attending the Windows 8 Webinar yesterday. As promised, all of the materials are now available for you to download and explore on your own. If you have any questions, plea...

Parallax Background in XAML Revisited

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 12, 2012
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Adapted from the original post Metro Parallax Background in XAML....

Q3 2012 Webinar Week is almost here!

the telerik blogs, October 11, 2012
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Introduction I just wanted to let everyone know that Telerik’s Q3 2012 Webinar Week is almost here. It will take place on Oct 22 – Oct 26 and we will be hosting NINE (9) webinars this time...

Super simple XAML text arithmetic manipulation

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 10, 2012
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How to perform arithmetic operations on XAML Text...

DeltaIndicator in ComponentArt DataVisualization 2012

ComponentArt WebLogs, October 9, 2012
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DeltaIndicator is introduced i   The .xaml tag to have a DeltaIndicator would be as:   <common:DeltaIndicator Value="{Binding TotalAmount}" Target="{Binding TotalT...

MVVM - Invoke call from ViewModel in the View Domain

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 9, 2012
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Highlights some code from "VERY Easy MVVM "MVVMExtraLite" (MVVMXL) - Free and tiny source code" from XAML guy that I found simple and useful....

DeltaIndicator in ComponentArt DataVisualization 2012

ComponentArt WebLogs, October 9, 2012
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DeltaIndicator is introduced i   The .xaml tag to have a DeltaIndicator would be as:   <common:DeltaIndicator Value="{Binding TotalAmount}" Target="{Binding TotalT...

WPF-Drawing Canvas Control

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 6, 2012
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A drawing tool program that can create simplified XAML code...

Windows 8 App Bars

the telerik blogs, September 25, 2012
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In my previous posting I said that Id be distilling parts of my presentations into blog posts.  This post continues that idea, focusing on the App Bar.  If we are going to place Content Befo...

Whats new in Telerik Windows 8 UI Controls Release Candidate

the telerik blogs, September 18, 2012
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We are happy (well, and proud :)) to announce the public availability of our Windows 8 UI Controls Release Candidate, which allows you to build Windows Store-Ready Apps at no cost. This is an importan...

Searching in Windows 8

the telerik blogs, September 13, 2012
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Windows 8 Store Applications can take advantage of the shared Charms that you see when you swipe in from the right edge of your Windows 8 device (or press Win-C).  The top charm is searching and ...

Telerik Windows 8 UI Controls Release Candidate Build Windows Store-Ready Apps at No Cost

the telerik blogs, September 13, 2012
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Today we are pleased to announce the Release Candidate of Telerik UI Controls for Windows 8 development. One of the highlights of the release is the addition of two new controls, Pagination  and ...

WinRT XAML Toolkit v1.2 for Windows 8 RTM - One Library, tons of features...

MSDN: Coding4Fun, September 12, 2012
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In out WinRT Wednesday post we're featuring a toolkit to help you build your apps faster, letting you focus on adding cool features and not worrying about plumbing. We're talking one official boat loa...