Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

July, 2008

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    Dynamically Loading ListView Templates

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    I received an email question recently from a customer asking how they could dynamically load the LayoutTemplate for a ListView from a UserControl . I banged my head on this one for a while and eventually mailed our internal ASP.NET alias asking if someone...
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    Will the real Windows Vista please stand up?

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    Undoubtedly, damage was done to Vista's reputation in the early days after launch. And inevitably such damage was amplified by the "social networking" effect, particularly as a result of Apple's very effective Mac ads which poked fun not just...
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    Getting Twitter Updates On My Blog

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    Yes, I have started Twittering or Tweeting or whatever you call it (you can see my Tweets here ) and immediately I wanted to update my blog to [a] show a "Follow Me" link and [b] show my latest tweets. As I'm hosted on blogs.msdn.com, I don...
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    Virtual Earth - Finding Multiple Locations

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    Of course, once you've found one postcode , you find yourself a reason to find lots of them as Ashley [no link] found out. You could do something like the below (which plots all the locations in postcodeArray and even labels them this time). The pushpins...
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    Upcoming Events

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    I've just been going through my diary to make sure everything is up to date and thought it might be worthwhile posting a list of events I'll be speaking at in the near future while things are fresh in my mind. Many of these events aren't open for registration...
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    ReMix UK 08 Developer Track

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    Things are starting to shape up nicely on the developer track so I thought I'd try and give you a flavour of what you'll see if (surely "when"?) you join us in Brighton in September for ReMix UK. There'll be a big focus on rich client with Silverlight...
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    Virtual Earth - Finding a Postcode

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    I'm a big fan of Virtual Earth and often try and sneak it into demos as many people seem unaware of its existence or unaware of just how good it is. A common question I get is "Do I need to use lat / lon or can I plot a postcode?". Absolutely you can...
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    Diffing Open XML Files

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    I don't do so much with Open XML these days but I still get a few questions from people and I'm still on some of the internal aliases. A recent message from Eric White caught my eye. " Pranav Wagh has built a much improved version of OpenXmlDiff...
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    Twittering

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    I am on the verge of Twittering. I still don't get it and the more "I just swatted a fly" tweets I see on there the less I get it. But I have this sort of itch that says *unless* I try it I just wont get it. And unless I try it I may be missing...
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    ASP.NET AJAX Roadmap

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    In case you haven't seen it, we've published our roadmap for ASP.NET AJAX on Codeplex and there's an associated thread for feedback here . If AJAX is your thing then please have a read and provide feedback - now's the time if you want to steer the shape...
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    Speed Bonnie Boat...

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    A few things I've learned over the last 10 days or so... Skye is an amazingly beautiful place It's a lot further to the Quiraing than the guidebook suggests It's a lot steeper up to the Old Man of Storr than the guidebook suggests The base of the Old...
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    Another Break in Transmission

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    Yes, crazy though it is, we're setting off tomorrow on a 600+ mile trip to Skye in our 38 year old VW camper . Skye must be one of the most majestically beautiful places on earth yet I've never visited. When we got our camper we promised ourselves a trip...
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    Line Rider on Silverlight

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    It's funny (almost a little spooky) that only last week I was talking to MikeT about Line Rider and whether we'd ever see a Silverlight version. Then lo and behold I get an email today pointing me to the new Line Rider site in Silverlight 2. Line Rider...
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