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  • Blog Post: Adding HTTP Headers to WCF Calls

    To add HTTP headers, request messages have to be intercepted before they are sent to the server. This can be done by implementing the IClientMessageInspector.BeforeSendRequest method: /// <summary> /// Represents a message inspector object that can be added to the <c>MessageInspectors<...
  • Blog Post: Using Fiddler on Local Windows 8 Machine

    If you used Fiddler before, you would know that it doesn’t work out of the box on localhost. The instructions on how to hook it up didn’t work for me trying to debug traffic of a .Net app on Windows 8. After applying those steps, I had tried 127.0.0.1, localhost, ipv4.fiddler, but none of them worked...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: DefaultNetworkCredentials in Windows Store Apps

    Disclaimer: I'm still getting acquainted with Windows Store Apps, so I could be totally wrong; proceed with caution. It's been a while since I last wrote a blog post, and it's 4 AM right now, this may give you an idea why I had to get this out. Hopefully I may save poor souls that are destined to...
  • Blog Post: Useful Segoe UI Symbols

    I compiled a list of symbols that can be used to copy Windows 8’s style: Note: I can see all of them in IE 10 on Windows 8. U+E000  U+E001  U+E002  U+E003  U+E004  U+E005  U+E006  ...
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