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  • Blog Post: Missing OpenStreamForWriteAsync on my StorageFile

    I have a sample that I use when serializing data in order to save it to a StorageFile in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. It looks a little something (or exactly) like this: StorageFile kittenFile = await ApplicationData .Current.LocalFolder.CreateFileAsync( "Kittens4Ever.kittens" , CreationCollisionOption...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Links, January 15 2013

    Windows Phone Limiting TextBox Input To Integers in Windows Phone – Simple enough, but I use it every couple of projects so I thought it should go somewhere I can find it. Add Windows Phone 8 Builds to your Existing Apps (Rajen Kishna @rajen_k ) – If you want to support both Windows Phone 8 and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Links - January 7 2013

    Windows Phone Mark Cuban has a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone – and discusses this fact in standard Mark Cuban style, of course. Where to buy NFC tags and how to edit them (Adam Fraser) – Some great pointers to getting good NFC tags for sample development Registering Extensions in Windows Phone – There are...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Style CheckBox/RadioButton in Windows Phone

    I love the “checked” style in Windows 8. Clean, slick, I just like the style. So I implemented it in Windows Phone as a style. The color in the style matches the phone theme, so it’s pretty flexible . To get this style in your app, follow these steps. 1) Download the resource file that has these styles...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 / Windows Phone Code Sharing: HttpWebRequest GetResponseAsync

    I’m working on building helpers for sharing code between Windows 8 (Windows Store) and Windows Phone. Keep an eye on my github for additional updates. I love the new async-await model in .NET 4.5 (and also in .NET 4.0 if you’re interested). One of the most exciting uses of it (for me) is the ability...
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