Kevin Ashley's Blog at Microsoft

Kevin Ashley's Blog at Microsoft

December, 2011

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About Kevin Ashley

Kevin Ashley is a Microsoft Architect Evangelist, an author
of Professional Windows 8 Programming book and a developer of top apps and
games for Windows. Kevin often presents on technology at various events,
industry shows and webcasts. In his role he works with startups and partners,
advising on software design, business and technology strategy, architecture and
development. Kevin has passion for sports and works with many sports industry
companies and organizations, helping them advancing technology. Prior to Microsoft Kevin
worked at Fortune 500 companies and created a business intelligence startup.
Kevin has degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and MBA from the University
of Connecticut. 

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    Happy New Year 2012: My Favorite Windows Phone tiles of the 2011

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    Happy New Year! The 2011 was a fantastic year for me, full of energy, new friends, interesting and challenging tasks and I wish everyone a Happy New Year! Looking back at 2011, Windows Phone reached 50,000 apps in the Marketplace and gained a lot of respect and following from users and developers. Happy New Year and Let It Snow!

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    5 Windows Phone games great for holiday travel

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    In my previous post we discussed using Expression Blend to create a flipping card animation. Since the Holiday season just started, I’d like to share these games I built, that use this technique. Happy Holidays, have a great holiday season, and for those...
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    Flipping Card animation for Windows Phone 7 using Expression Blend

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    In this post I’ll show you how to create a card flipping animation for Windows Phone 7, using Expression Blend. The source code is available for download in the attachment. First, I create a Windows Phone 7 project from scratch, using Expression Blend, you can also create a project in Visual Studio, right click on any page and select “Open with Expression Blend…” context menu option. I actually used this technique in real Windows Phone games I built (feel free to download these games, they are pretty addictive though, be warned!). Now, if you played the games, flipping a card using Blend should be a piece of cake (I hope you can win 101 by the way, the engine plays it pretty strongly Smile). UNO (excuse me, DUO) is also very cool, let me know if you can win it. So first, let’s create an Expression Blend project.

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