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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: 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: Margin in XAML vs. CSS

    According to W3C : “The 'margin' property is a shorthand property for setting 'margin-top', 'margin-right', 'margin-bottom', and 'margin-left' at the same place in the style sheet” respectively. Here’s the example W3C used to illustrate the order of properties in the shorthand: margin: 10px 20px 30px...
  • 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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