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  • Blog Post: Windows 8 ViewModel Property Code Snippet

    Visual Studio provides a bunch of good code snippets for creating boilerplate code. For example if you type “prop” you get this in intellisense You’ll see a few nice property snippets. prop – creates a basic automatic property propa – creates an attached...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone MessageBox implements scrolling!

    Helpful quick and dirty debugging tip: I never noticed this before, but if you send a large amount of text to MessageBox.Show() on Windows Phone, it doesn’t just truncate it. It allows you to scroll through it all. Very cool. Very unlike the desktop message box. I was tinkering today with the web browser...
  • Blog Post: Give formatting its own line

    I got bitten by this not once but twice on Sunday as I hurriedly worked on a new phone app. Can you spot the difference between the the following two lines? Uri uri = new Uri( string .Format( " /View/DataView.xaml?collection={0}&id={1} " , collection, currentItem.getID(), UriKind.Relative...
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