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  • mschray

    Update Panel Update Mode Always vs. Conditional (or why is my AJAX control losing focus)

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    I have an AJAX timer control on my ASP.NET master page that keeps making another field on the same rendered page lose focus.  The master page contains an AJAX update panel and a AJAX timer control to update the time to the reflect current time with...
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    Practical Naming Standards for C#

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    A colleague of mine, Clint Edmondson , has collected a board set of useful coding standards for C# that can be found here .    I am going to reproduce (e.g. copy) the set related to capitalization and naming in C# below.  I do encourage...
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    How to test Private methods using Visual Studio’s testing framework

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      I was recently asked how to test private methods in Visual Studio 2010 and 2012.  Apparently, the supported approach has changed from previous versions.  Testing private methods can be done using the PrivateObject class.  It’s pretty...
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    Doing basic code analysis in Visual Studio 2012

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    Someone recently asked about using Codes Analysis in Visual Studio 2012.  Here is one approach.  With a solution loaded in Visual Studio 2012, go to the build menu and pick Run Code Analysis on <project name>.     Once the...
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    Visually Comparing Code in Visual Studio

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    Learned something small, new and interesting today while using Visual Studio 2012.  Have you had the situation where you wanted to compare two blocks of code in two different files on the screen at the same time?  Right clicking on the tab for...
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    NIU Event Resources

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    Let’s do the pre-work to publish an app Hello spring OMIS 259 and OMIS 351 Students.  Instructions for getting started and building your app can be found here: http://1drv.ms/1lvtqDP At the event…Need some help?  Look here first    ...
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    WinJS for the C# guy: Getting started.

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    I have been learning about building Windows 8.1 apps using WinJS.  This has been a pretty big paradigm shift for me as I have been a strongly typed C# Win Forms, WPF and then WinRT guy for quite a while.  However, learning something new is always...
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    Building Your First Windows Universal App V2 (Screencast and code)

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    Doing a second event on 9/3 with some updates (e.g. improvements) to the code from 8/27.  I did an event at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) where we had students from Computer Science (CS), Information Technology & Management (ITM...
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    XAML Storyboards

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    <TextBlock>The the TextBlock below validates its input using the KeyDown event</TextBlock> <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"> <TextBox Width="100" HorizontalAlignment="Left" KeyDown="TextBox_OnKeyDown"><...
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    My first Post

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    It might not seem like much, but there is more to come.
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    Scanning a QR Code with Windows Phone 8.1

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    It turns out things have moved a bit in Windows Phone 8.1 when it comes to scanning QR codes.  The QR code scanning is no longer hung off of search.  To scan QR codes you need to access the Bing Vision lens.  How do you access Bing Vision...
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    begin

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    private void TextBox_OnKeyDown(object sender, KeyRoutedEventArgs e) { // Supports numbers and a single decimal // By default this should be the "." for US English, but lets get the system assigned value just in case String decimalString = System...
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    Finding your Windows Store App URL

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    There are a couple of ways to get the url for your Windows 8 Store app.  One of the easiest ways to look in the email account tied to your Windows Store account with the title “Windows Store: your app is in the Windows Store!”.  In that email...
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    Does my Windows 8 app need a privacy policy?

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    From my experience the easiest way to see if your Windows 8 app needs a privacy policy is to open the Package.appmanifest file and go to the Capabilities tab.  If Internet (Client) is checked you could gather information from the user, so you'll...
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    Click Once deployment via Azure Blob Storage

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    Not a long post, just an idea really.  I was part of discussion related to finding a home for a Click Once application.  The discussion was around a web site, UNC Share drive, and other such locations.  One of the participants mentioned...
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    Students Want to Learn to Build Your Own Windows 8 Game?

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    c FREE EVENT Learn How To Build & Publish a Cool Windows 8 Game. Fast. Join this free hands-on online event for students, led by our team,to learn everything you need to create, upload and publish a Windows 8 game to the store – in a few hours only...
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    How to EASILY produce application art for your Touch Develop App using PowerPoint 2013

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      Open PowerPoint 2013 Click the Insert Tab>Click Shapes and pick the rectangle Click on the empty slide and stretch the shape Right click on the shape and select Size and Position setting size to be 3.13 high by 6.46 wide Click insert again and...
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    Student App - Sleepr Published in Windows 8 Store

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    An Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) student, Ray, worked on this app as time permitted for the past few weeks.  What started as an idea for a http://Monkeybars.cc hackathon (way to go Taylor and Manny) continued to take shape and become an...
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    In Touch Develop how do a copy or clone one of my existing scripts?

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    If you are in Touch Develop, just edit the existing project you want to clone.  Then… 1. Click on the “application object” above the main. 2. Click on “clone Script” and you will be placed in a copy of the original script. The new script will have...
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    New Windows 8.1 APIs Reference

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    New Windows 8.1 APIs - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/bg182410.aspx Devices Point of Service http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/bg182882.aspx#two supports barcode scanners and magnetic stripe readers USB - for devices...
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    Building your exported Scirra Windows 8 Project in Visual Studio

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    Have you exported your Windows 8 project from Scirra’s Construct 2 and are you ready to build it for the Windows Store?  We’ll assume that you have taken care of the application images and made any required changes to package.appmanifest. We’ll also...
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    Windows 8 Matching App Background Color to Splash Background Color

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    Have you ever created some fantastic app images for your app logo, store logo and splash screen and then realizes the app background in no way matches the splash background?  I wanted the app background and splash screen to match.  So what is...
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    Construct 2–how change sprites to not rotate

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    Fix hunters and prey so they don't pivot as they move (e.g. go upside down) What you see when you using Set Angle Toward as done below the sprite Set angle Toward Postiion(Touch.X, Touch.Y) is that the sprit will turn in up to a 360 degree circle to pursue...
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    What you’ll need to submit for Imagine Cup Game Round 1

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    During Round 1, you’ll be asked to submit the following materials: Overview Video to compete against other students from around the U.S. This video presentation should address what your game’s premise is and what makes it innovative and desirable, as...
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    Kinect for Windows Resources

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    The following resources provide a good set of resources to that will help jumpstart knowledge and understanding of Kinect for Windows development. The Kinect development center http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindowsdev/default.aspx (is where...
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