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  • Blog Post: Windows 8–Updated flickR Search Demo in HTML/JS

    In a lot of the Windows 8 sessions that I’ve given around the UK I’ve been building out a simple demo app that searches on flickR for some photos. Over time I’ve come to build that app usually with some combination of the following; Build out the basics ...read more
  • Blog Post: Windows 8–Updated flickR Search Demo in C#

    In a lot of the Windows 8 sessions that I’ve given around the UK I’ve been building out a simple demo app that searches on flickR for some photos. Over time I’ve come to build that app usually with some combination of the following; Build out the basics ...read more
  • Blog Post: AppsWorld Demo– Windows 8 Music Player in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript

    I’ve posted a demo similar to this on the site before but I was at the AppsWorld conference yesterday and gave a short example of putting together a native Windows 8 Store app in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript and someone asked me to record it and put it ...read more
  • Blog Post: Windows 8, XAML and Displaying Multiple Sized Items

    One of the common layouts that you see in Windows Store applications is one that looks a little like the one below; If I’m data-binding to a set of items that I’ve slotted into my DataContext with something like; this.DataContext = from i in Enumerable ...read more
  • Blog Post: From the Windows 8 Camps: GridViews with Inlined Group Headers

    One of the questions that got asked at a recent Windows 8 developer camp was around how the XAML GridView control can be used to set up a view that looks something like the one used in the People app which is a bit like this;   That is – a GridView ...read more
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 UK Developer Events

    There have been a flood of Windows 8 announcements in the past few days… The RTM of Windows 8 has been announced and we know that from August 15th the RTM code will start to drop into the hands of developers and IT professionals who have MSDN and TechNet ...read more
  • Blog Post: Windows 8, Stacked Conference, August, Liverpool

    I’m excited to say that I’ll be speaking at the free “Stacked” Conference in Liverpool on August 7th on Windows 8 related topics. alongside me will be my good friends and colleagues Gill Cleeren and Giles Davis – should be an excellent day and I look ...read more
  • Blog Post: HTML Authoring Features for Metro style apps in Blend

    Nice video over on BlendInsiders giving an overview of using Blend for Windows 8 Metro style apps. Watch over here . Don't give up on it at the "Hello World" point - it goes quite a way beyond that....( read more ) ...read more
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 Release Candidate Available

    In case you missed it yesterday, the release candidate of Silverlight 5 is now available for you to download and test against. Silverlight 5 has a tonne of new features for developers to take advantage of. Back at the UK Tech.Days event in May, I talked about the feature-set including both; ...
  • Blog Post: The week that was on the UK MSDN blog - 14-18 February

    The weekend’s in sight, folks! It’s been a fun week on the blog, with our Valentine’s Day caption competition providing many a laugh. If your entry wins we’ll be in touch on Monday. Here’s this week’s round up. Have a wonderful weekend. A day in the life of Simon Ince, Microsoft Application Development...
  • Blog Post: How well do you Blend? A guest post from Mike Taulty

    I was at a recent user group meeting in London attended by Silverlight developers and others interested in the platform and a straw poll provided an interesting bit of insight. The poll question was: “Who uses Expression Blend?” The response was a very low number of the attendees. It didn’t come as a...
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