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James Quick- Microsoft Technical Evangelist South Florida

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  • Blog Post: Windows 10 SplitView – Build Your First Hamburger Menu

    With all of the new and exciting features coming out with Windows 10 development, the SplitView control is a new addition to XAML. For a quick intro to the SplitView, you can check out my previous post here. This post covers the basics of implementing a SplitView in XAML, some of the key properties,...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 SplitView – Creating a Hamburger Button

    **YouTube Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykFj582AoDY ** **GitHub sample - https://github.com/jqquick223/Win10Universal/tree/master/HamburgerButton ** Although we have added the SplitView control to XAML with the ability to create a hamburger menu, we lack documentation on how to actually...
  • Blog Post: Lifetime Developer Accounts for Win 8 and Win Phone!

    Developing for Microsoft platforms just got cheaper and easier a couple of days ago! Starting this week, the Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which will grant developers the ability to publish for both platforms with no renewal fee. That means that if you have never...
  • Blog Post: Rotten Tomatoes API

    If you followed my series on data binding, then you probably remember me briefly covering the Rotten Tomatoes API in Part 5 Dynamic Data From Rotten Tomatoes . However, since the focus of that post was on data binding and not on the REST APIs, I didn’t go into too much detail.  That said, I am now...
  • Blog Post: Data Binding Part 4- Observable Collection

    In Part 1 of this series I covered the basic theoretical idea behind data binding, and in Part 2 , we got a little more concrete with a hands on example in code.  We created a Movie class, then bound the three properties of that object (title, rating, year), to our UI in both Windows and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Data Binding Part 3- Implementing the INotifyPropertyChanged Interface

    In Part 1 of this series I covered the basic theoretical idea behind data binding, and in Part 2 , we got a little more concrete with a hands on example in code.  We created a Movie class, then bound the three properties of that object (title, rating, year), to our UI in both Windows and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Custom Styles in Universal Apps Part 2

    In Part 1 of this two part series, I covered how to create a ResourceDictionary with a custom style and reference that style in a Textblock control.  Although, I created a Universal App, I did mainly focus on the Windows 8 project not taking advantage of the Universal App capabilities.  Here...
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