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  • Blog Post: XAML: Data Binding using one control to control another control

    Are you a control freak?  Well not in the way you might be called by your BFF, but rather you like to use controls in Windows Forms, but now you are forced to use XAML because of an evil professor or others, and you are looking into data binding in XAML with C++ and using C++ to write the data binding...
  • Blog Post: XAML And C++: In case you are stuck in the “Walkthrough: Creating and Using a Static Library (C++)”

    I noticed that some students in my C++ class had difficulty with this Walkthrough: Walkthrough: Creating and Using a Static Library (C++) So assuming you are stuck, make sure to check the following items: Make sure to set the “Static Library”   Check that you have added the directory for the static...
  • Blog Post: C++ Summer Reading, take this to the beach to impress the cool people

    C++, not Visual C++ is the center language for Metro Design, not C#, at least in my opinion.  There aren’t any books as I am writing this post, so you are on your won.  If you need to brush up on your programming skills here are some books you might want to take a look at.  Then again...
  • Blog Post: C++: Secret XAML with C++ news

    One of the things it always seemed was that real secret stuff is kind of boring and detailed. Except if the stuff isn’t secret anymore, during that transition period everyone gets excited and sometimes thrown in jail. So what does that have to do with XAML and C++? And why is it secret. It isn’t...
  • Blog Post: The remains of the day: MetroRT XAML makes things move

    XAML, making things move, is referred to as animation.  If you are a follower of XNA, animation usually refers to something else, like reading spritesheets or running things into other things. In XAML, well designed apps make things move in small ways that make apps look good.  Many of the...
  • Blog Post: Yippee just wrote my Hello World XAML/C++ app, now I am an expert at WinRT!

    After spending most of the last 20 years looking for the intellisense after I hit a period, the XAML/C++ was a bit of surprise, not much though.  It isn’t clear how this works unless you have worked through the SimpleBlogReader. Here is what I did to create my Hello World app using XAML and C++...
  • Blog Post: In WinRT is C++ really C++ or just some phony thing that looks like C++?

    Let’s face it, C++ is getting a little boring as is. But to deviate from the C++ spec is evil. What to do? Well if the language compiles like C++ specified language is that enough? Here is the explanation from the Dev Center site: Visual C++ in Visual Studio 11 for Windows 8 Consumer Preview...
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