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Getting change notifications from any dependency property in Windows Store Apps
When declaring a dependency property, you can specify a callback to be called when the property changes. However if you want to be notified of changes of a property that is already declared, you have to rely on the class exposing an event for it (like TextChanged on the TextBox for the Text property...
7 Dec 2012
The golden rules of Windows Store Apps design
After my previous article about default styles and templates of XAML controls, here is the next set of useful MSDN resources for a Windows 8 app developer/designer. Those two pages give the golden rules of a Windows Store App design: Laying out an app page Guidelines for fonts Following...
5 Dec 2012
Default styles and templates of XAML controls for Windows Store Apps
In the early days of WPF and Silverlight, the only way you could get information about the default templates and styles of controls would be by opening Blend and editing a copy of the default style. Fortunately, this information is now documented on MSDN, however it is not always easy to find. In order...
4 Dec 2012
Pin any executable to the Windows 8 Start screen
The Start screen in Windows 8 is a full screen replacement of the old Start menu. You can think of it as a Start menu 2.0. It has been designed to not only work for classic mouse and keyboard input, but also for touch devices, and let's admit it, it is much more aesthetically pleasing than the old Start...
8 Nov 2012
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