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  • Blog Post: Windows Phone: Frame/Page navigation and transitions using the TransitioningContentControl

    Windows Phone 7 supports the built-in Silverlight Frame/Page navigation system , which is easy to use and maintain. Unfortunately, it’s not as slick-looking as the panorama navigation shown in all the phone demos. Sooner or later there will be a few panorama implementations floating out there, but I...
  • Blog Post: Real-time list filtering with Silverlight, MVVM, and PagedCollectionView

    The Model-View-ViewModel pattern is very good for forcing clean UI code. Ideally, you want to end up with zero code in your .xaml.cs file – everything should be data-bound. As nice as this sounds, sometimes it can get so tempting to break this rule in order to do something that should be simple. Here...
  • Blog Post: Turn down the ugly...

    I've always struggled with making my apps look decent. In my head I can picture how it should look, but when it comes down to it, I often end up with stuff that looks like a dog's breakfast. Here's the cure: http://blogs.msdn.com/corrinab/archive/2008/07/22/8764478.aspx That post in particular helped...
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