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  • Blog Post: Overriding an Abstract Property vs. Passing a Parameter

    An abstract class may require a value to be passed through the constructor like the following example: public abstract class Node { private readonly Uri _uri; protected Node( string address, string relativePath) { _uri = new Uri(Path.Combine(address, relativePath)); } } public class Element ...
  • Blog Post: Changing the Foreground Color of an Indeterminate ProgressBar

    You would think that the following XAML changes the indeterminate progress bar’s foreground color: < ProgressBar IsIndeterminate ="True" Foreground ="Aquamarine" /> Unfortunately, that doesn’t work. You will need to override the following value in the default theme resource...
  • Blog Post: Making HTML Elements Scrollable

    I’ve been styling my blog recently to make it more Win8-like (thank you for noticing!). I created some custom CSS file, but I ran into a problem with code. I use wide screens at work and at home, so I tend to break the guidelines and write more than 120 characters in a line of code. When I paste...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store App Settings Flyout

    Prerequisites Please read the following articles first: Guidelines for app settings (Windows Store apps) Quickstart: Adding app settings using Windows Runtime In this post, I’ll be walking through how to create a custom UI for settings (required for C#, C++, and VB) that satisfies the UX design requirements...
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