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  • Blog Post: Managing multiple web service calls with Rx

    Lets say I have a phone app (or any app really) that needs to make several web service calls at once. For example, imagine the user multiselects three items on a page and then taps the “add favorite” button. I then need to make three calls to the “set favorite” service. I’ll do this asynchronously so...
  • Blog Post: Rx ensures Unsubscribe

    I recently had an ObservableCollection which did not currently contain the item I was interested in, but it would sometime in the near future. The questions is how best to get notified that the item is available so I could access its full property set?  I only had the item’s ID and the collection...
  • Blog Post: Populating Windows Phone view models with Rx

    I’ve gotten rather fond of using the Reactive Extensions for populating my data from the web in my Windows Phone applications. They provide a lot of flexibility and the code stays in a readable form. To demonstrate in a traditional MVVM model, let’s drop some movie information from Netflix onto our Windows...
  • Blog Post: LINQing to the Live Framework (or “CreateQuery vs Entries”)

    There are two possible different ways to query in the Live Framework if you are using the .NET or Silverlight Toolkits. They look very similar but behave differently. Let’s say we want to find all the Mesh Objects which start with the letter ‘M’ and generate a string of all of their titles. We might...
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