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  • Blog Post: Using the App Bar to Operate on Items

    I’m building a Windows Store App in C# and XAML, and I wanted to allow you to remove/edit/move items in a GridView control, just like you can in the Finance application: When you right-click an item (or swipe down with touch), the item is selected (MSFT here) and the app bar pops up with commands that...
  • Blog Post: Retrieving TFS Results from a Tree Query

    I recently needed to retrieve the results from a TFS tree query using .NET code, via calls to the TFS API. It was easy to find examples for retrieving a set of work items from a flat query, but I couldn’t find any information about how to retrieve a tree. I did find a few people talking about some ways...
  • Blog Post: Shrinking the Arrow on the WPF Expander

    My goal was simple. I needed a smaller arrow in the WPF Expander control to help conserve screen real-estate. Here is the before and after: Before: After: The arrow on the right is 80% of the original size. So how did I accomplish this? It turned out to be far simpler than any of the blog posts I found...
  • Blog Post: Building for Testability in C++

    Ten months ago, when I joined my current team, we had a C++ application that was written as many applications are, with a number of classes, inheritance, and classes creating other classes they needed in order to do their work. The trouble was that writing tests for this code was very hard because it...
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