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James Quick- Microsoft Technical Evangelist South Florida

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  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Adaptive Triggers - Intro

    Intro I have already done a couple of blog posts on some of the new XAML features for Windows 10 development, namely the new SplitView control, so I am going to follow up with a couple of posts on another new capability, using Adaptive Triggers. Adaptive Triggers is extremely useful for creating “responsive”...
  • 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: Windows 10 SplitView – Intro

    The SplitView control is a new addition to XAML for Windows 10 Applications. It’s basic use is to display a side menu, such as the one usually called “hamburger menu”. One thing to note is that the SplitView is not a built in "Hamburger Menu". It actually just gives you the ability...
  • 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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