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  • Blog Post: Animating using the DispatcherTimer class

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Simon Jäger. For an introductory blog post, click here ] Users love animations - it’s a great and a not very time consuming way of introducing more personality into your projects! Using C#/XAML...
  • Blog Post: Using the WebView

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Simon Jäger. For an introductory blog post, click here ] If you have checked out the twitter page in the Social Media Dashboard Sample you might have come across the WebView element that shows...
  • Blog Post: Definition of the configuration JSON file format

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here ] The Social Media Dashboard sample is based on JSON configuration file that determines what content the app should be filled with. This...
  • Blog Post: The anatomy of the Social Media Dashboard

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here ] Introduction This blog post will try to dissect the code in the Social Media Dashboard sample to get a better understanding of how...
  • Blog Post: Implementing search

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here ] The Social Media Dashboard sample implements the search contract in Windows 8. As nothing similar exists on Windows Phone this blog...
  • Blog Post: Implementing an extended splash screen

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here ] When you start a Windows 8 app, the first thing that happens is that the application’s splash screen is displayed at the center of...
  • Blog Post: Using Portable Class Library to write for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone

    [This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample . This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here ] Portable Class Library is a great feature for writing cross platform code in .NET. Since the Social Media Dashboard Sample targets...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to the Social Media Dashboard Sample for Windows 8/Windows Phone

    [This post is the first in a series of posts about the Social Media Dashboard Sample .] The social media dashboard sample (for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8) consumes various social feeds and displays them in your app. It is driven from a JSON configuration file so it is very easy to adapt this sample...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Har du ideér på en Windows 8 app men vet inte riktigt hur du ska få till ett backend i Azure? Har du en nästan färdig Windows 8 app som skulle bli så mycket bättre om du hade en molnservice, men du har ine tid att skriva en? Nu finns det en lösning för...
  • Blog Post: VS 2012: WinRT and language projection

    Back in the good old days when I started developing for Windows the following was true: I was a LOT younger. The year was 1987. The Windows version was 1.01. The language was C. The state of the art debugging was connecting another machine via RS-232 (remote debugging!). The only integrated development...
  • Blog Post: VS 2012: Search Everywhere

    Search has been greatly improved and extended in Visual Studio 2012. First, Quick Find and the assorted dialogs have a new minimized look. As you see, the Quick Find window takes up minimal screen estate. Also, it searches incrementally and highlights all occurrences in the text as you type. Similarly...
  • Blog Post: VS 2012: Debugging HTML/CSS with the DOM Explorer

    If you want to write a Windows 8 Metro Style application, you can chose between several programming languages. Of particular interest is the ability to write a native Windows 8 Metro style app in HTML/CSS/JavaScript. This gives HTML developers the unprecedented opportunity to write native apps with their...
  • Blog Post: VS2012: Code clone detection

    We’ve all been there. We are working in a semi-large or large project and need to implement a certain functionality. We are (as usual) in quite a hurry but we know that this has been solved somewhere else in the code. We locate that fragment, copy it and change names etc. and we are done. Two weeks later...
  • Blog Post: VS2012: Testing your Metro app in the Simulator

    When you are developing your Metro Style app it’s very important to test in all resolutions and orientations. Ideally you would test on all hardware that your app will run on, but that is not feasible. The solution? Run your program in the simulator. Here you can test different resolutions and orientations...
  • Blog Post: VS 2012: Preview File feature

    Ever done a Find in Files in a Visual Studio solution, stepping through the search results? Irritated that you now have many files open for editing that you are in fact not editing at all? I am. Constantly. I usually end up hitting Windows –> Close All Windows and then restart opening up the files...
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