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    Windows 8 / Windows Phone Code Sharing: HttpWebRequest GetResponseAsync

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    I’m working on building helpers for sharing code between Windows 8 (Windows Store) and Windows Phone. Keep an eye on my github for additional updates. I love the new async-await model in .NET 4.5 (and also in .NET 4.0 if you’re interested). One of the...
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    Windows 8 Style CheckBox/RadioButton in Windows Phone

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    I love the “checked” style in Windows 8. Clean, slick, I just like the style. So I implemented it in Windows Phone as a style. The color in the style matches the phone theme, so it’s pretty flexible . To get this style in your app, follow these steps...
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    How To Register More Than 3 Windows Phones For Development

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    Ask. Really, all you need to do is log into the Windows Phone Dev Center, contact support and submit a ticket with the subject “Phone Unlock”.   Give some reason you need more than 3 devices. Here is a list of good sample reasons: I have more than...
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    Weekly Links 12-18-2012

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    Design and Usability See What I Mean : How to Use Comics to Communicate Ideas – Written by Kevin Cheng, one of the authors of OK/Cancel, a usability comic . Recommended on Twitter by Bill Buxton Windows Phone Design Bootcamp 101 (Laura Foy, Jared Potter...
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    Weekly Links–12-10-2012

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    Design, UX, and Cool Things iPad to Windows Store app: Design case study (Bart Claeys and Qixing Zheng) – Frequently it’s not the technology that is standing in the way of porting a good app… it’s the UX. Batch: 300+ free icons for interface design –...
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    Complete Guide to Windows Phone StringFormat Binding

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    I wrote a post on this for Silverlight way back in the day but thought it would be good to do an update for Windows Phone. Are you tired of using two TextBlocks when you could be using just one? Are you tired of clumsily writing: < StackPanel Orientation...
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    Windows Phone StringFormat Binding And Blend

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    This is a simple, straight-forward walk-through for doing StringFormat binding in Blend. It is meant to go along with my much more comprehensive post on StringFormat binding for Windows Phone . First, in the Object and Timeline select the TextBlock you...
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