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January, 2014

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    Yet more on Data Binding with C# and XAML: Refreshing your views

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    I’ve touched on the awesomeness of data binding a few times in this blog. Data binding is one of those things that still seems a little bit like magic: tell a control about some data, and the control will automagically display it, reformatting as...
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    MVVM for noobs, iOS devs, and bluffers

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    If you’ve been writing Windows apps for more than a few weeks, you’ll probably have read an article or heard someone mention “MVVM”. MVVM is one of those things that is easy to file away in the back of your mind as something you...
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    Tips and Tricks for Smaller Windows Devices

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    Tricks and tips for smaller devices I’ve been using my Dell Venue Pro 8 table for a while now, and everyone is getting increasingly sick of hearing me saying how much I like it. So I’m pulling all the tips and tricks I can think of into...
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    Dell Venue 8 Pro - recent updates

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    I'm a big fan of the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet: the little device that runs Windows 8.1. If I had a complaint, it would be that the (optional) stylus wasn't very good. It was ok for pointing as a mouse, but no use for hand writing in OneNote, and in apps...
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