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Client side scripting
Beginners
Posted: 27 Nov 2013   Updated: 4 Dec 2013   Views: 56,082   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 73   Popularity: 9.22
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This article explores the various ways you can create objects with the JavaScript language, and through this exploration finds that there is much to learn about the language!
General
Posted: 1 Jul 2011   Updated: 4 Jul 2011   Views: 82,383   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 56   Popularity: 8.68
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This article describes my experiences of taking a control written in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 and making it cross-platform by re-implementing it using JavaScript and HTML5.
Posted: 12 Apr 2012   Updated: 16 Apr 2012   Views: 61,033   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 65   Popularity: 9.05
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This article compares Silverlight and KnockoutJS by looking at the implementation of the same application with both frameworks and tries to answer the all-important question "which framework is best?"
Silverlight
Applications
Posted: 2 Dec 2010   Updated: 2 Dec 2010   Views: 35,176   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 32   Popularity: 7.43
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In this article, I give a brief introduction to Reactive Extensions, then explore their use within Silverlight by creating a Twitter / Bing Maps mashup.
Posted: 8 Mar 2012   Updated: 9 Mar 2012   Views: 46,800   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 85   Popularity: 9.65
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This article describes the creation of a circular relationship graph, which plots a network of interconnected nodes as a circle.
Trace and Logs
Trace / Logs
Posted: 14 Sep 2009   Updated: 24 Mar 2014   Views: 85,835   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 67   Popularity: 9.04
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This article provides guidelines for logging within your web or desktop applications, answering questions such as when to log, what to log, and how to log.
Windows Phone 7/8
Applications
Posted: 19 Sep 2011   Updated: 21 Sep 2011   Views: 97,624   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 95   Popularity: 9.79
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This article describes the development of XAML Finance, a cross-platform application which works on the desktop, using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), on the web, using Silverlight and on Windows Phone 7 (WP7).
Posted: 25 Jul 2012   Updated: 6 Sep 2012   Views: 46,176   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 58   Popularity: 8.70
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 79   Downloaded: 1,467
This article describes the development of a Windows Phone to-do list application that eschews buttons and checkboxes in favour of gestures.
Posted: 2 Jan 2013   Updated: 3 Jan 2013   Views: 25,145   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.57
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 38   Downloaded: 617
A look at how Xamarin MonoTouch allows you to create cross-platform applications, using the native C# / Silverlight for Windows Phone and C#, via Xamarin MonoTouch, for iOS.
Posted: 4 Jan 2013   Updated: 4 Jan 2013   Views: 37,033   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.63
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This article describes the development of a Windows Phone 8 Run Tracking application that uses a number of the new Windows Phone 8 features.
Controls
Posted: 10 Mar 2011   Updated: 18 May 2011   Views: 52,280   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 7.24
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This article describes the development of a Windows Phone 7 Jump List control, giving a step-by-step account of the control's development (and a pretty flashy control to use at the end of it!).
General
Posted: 23 Aug 2012   Updated: 3 Sep 2012   Views: 40,571   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 33   Popularity: 7.59
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This article describes the development of a cross-platform HTML5 application for Windows Phone and iPhone.
LINQ
General
Posted: 1 Mar 2010   Updated: 4 Mar 2010   Views: 101,879   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 105   Popularity: 9.96
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This article presents a generic approach to applying LINQ queries to tree like structures. Using T4 templates for code generation, LINQ to VisualTree (WPF), LINQ to WinForms, and LINQ to FileSystem APIs are constructed.
Windows Presentation Foundation
Controls
Posted: 8 Jul 2008   Updated: 8 Jul 2008   Views: 101,089   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.94
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This article describes the development of an Excel-like Autofilter ListView.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008   Updated: 24 Jul 2008   Views: 186,070   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 70   Popularity: 9.15
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This article describes the development of an interactive pie chart which uses data binding.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008   Updated: 10 Oct 2008   Views: 110,218   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 46   Popularity: 8.08
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This article compares the development of a Line of Business control, the Bullet Graph, in both WPF and Windows Forms.
Posted: 12 Nov 2008   Updated: 1 Feb 2009   Views: 1,522,649   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 206   Popularity: 11.48
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This article provides a number of practical examples which demonstrate how to perform validation, styling, and DataSet integration with the new WPF DataGrid.
General
Posted: 28 Apr 2009   Updated: 28 Apr 2009   Views: 55,653   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 7.76
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This article describes how to generate Dependency Properties from an XML declaration using a simple T4 template. It also includes a quick T4 primer.
Ultrabooks
General
Posted: 9 Oct 2012   Updated: 9 Oct 2012   Views: 18,537   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.53
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This article describes my experiences of porting a novel gesture-driven Windows Phone app to Windows 8.
Windows 8 Design
General
Posted: 20 May 2013   Updated: 22 May 2013   Views: 11,463   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 34   Popularity: 7.63
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Describes the development of a Windows 8 Reversi game, covering the topics of UI design, the minimax algorithm and an interesting use for Linq.
Code Generation
General
Posted: 20 Apr 2011   Updated: 20 Apr 2011   Views: 21,557   Rating: 4.73/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.42
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This article describes a technique for automating codesnippets which are associated with a class via attributes. This results in a declarative approach to the generation of boiler-plate code.

Average blogs rating: 4.95

Grid & Data Controls
General
Posted: 20 Oct 2011   Updated: 20 Oct 2011   Views: 15,213   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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This blog post provides an implementation of IPagedCollectionView which allows paging of data from the server. An IPagedDataSource is introduced that allows any paged data source to be plugged in, with the standard controls such as DataPager making it easy to create paging applications.
Silverlight
Controls
Posted: 19 Jun 2009   Updated: 19 Jun 2009   Views: 11,703   Rating: 4.54/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.17
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Demonstrates how to create versatile controls which expose bindings for the elements which they contain internally.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010   Updated: 19 Aug 2010   Views: 15,671   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Development of a lookless radial gauge control
Posted: 7 Feb 2012   Updated: 7 Feb 2012   Views: 19,702   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 5.02
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This blog post provides step-by-step instructions for creating a user control, which exposes bindable properties, in WPF and Silverlight. The post covers dependency properties, and how to manage DataContext inheritance.
General
Posted: 16 May 2009   Updated: 17 May 2009   Views: 28,272   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.67
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This technical blog post shows how to create FindAncestor and RelativeSource.Self bindings with Silverlight 2.0
Posted: 16 May 2009   Updated: 17 May 2009   Views: 21,386   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.94
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This technical blog post shows how to bind a DataGrid to dynamic data where the properties are not know at design / compile-time.
Posted: 16 May 2009   Updated: 17 May 2009   Views: 72,058   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.40
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This technical blog post shows how to bind a DataGrid to dynamic data where the properties are not known at design / compile-time.
Posted: 16 May 2009   Updated: 17 May 2009   Views: 14,697   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.86
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This technical blog post shows how to perform element name bindings purely within XAML in Silverlight 2.0
Posted: 16 May 2009   Updated: 17 May 2009   Views: 13,778   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.44
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This technical blog post details the differences in the latest release of the Silverlight charts and shows how to add a location crosshair.
Posted: 2 Jun 2009   Updated: 2 Jun 2009   Views: 11,922   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.45
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A simple lesson regarding the speed of dependency properties ... and a funky Oscilloscope!
Posted: 27 Sep 2009   Updated: 28 Sep 2009   Views: 10,082   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.31
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Today's blog post is a couple of very simple utility methods that I have found myself using again and again ...
Posted: 22 Feb 2010   Updated: 22 Feb 2010   Views: 9,016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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This blog post demonstrates how Silverlight 3's WriteableBitmap can be used to create a UserControl that renders the content of any other Framework Element as a reflection with an animated ripple effect
Posted: 26 Mar 2010   Updated: 26 Mar 2010   Views: 13,712   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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This blog post is a bug fix (due to differences between SL2 and SL3) and expansion on my previous posts on this subject.
Posted: 15 Jun 2010   Updated: 15 Jun 2010   Views: 6,835   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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Throttling Silverlight Mouse Events to Keep the UI Responsive
Posted: 25 Jun 2009   Updated: 15 Jun 2010   Views: 55,687   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.99
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This blog post describes a technique for associating multiple bindings with a single dependency property within Silverlight applications. WPF already has this functionality in the form of MultiBindings, the code in this post emulates this function.
Posted: 21 Jul 2010   Updated: 22 Jul 2010   Views: 11,995   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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An attached behaviour that exposes the ScrollViewer's horizontal / vertical offset as dependency properties that permit binding
Posted: 21 Oct 2010   Updated: 21 Oct 2010   Views: 8,254   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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In a previous blog post I described the process of creating a lookless gauge control. I introduced the concept of an attached view model which separates view specific concepts from the control. In this post I demonstrate how this allows for great flexibility when re-templating the control.In my prev
Posted: 19 May 2011   Updated: 19 May 2011   Views: 10,182   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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This post describes a method of using attached properties to bind a ViewModel which contains multiple data series to a Visiblox chart without any code-behind. The Visiblox chart supports databinding in both WPF and Silverlight, where the X and Y values for each datapoint are bound to properties on..
Posted: 24 May 2011   Updated: 24 May 2011   Views: 13,688   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.46
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Both WPF and Silverlight have a property TextTrimming="WordEllipsis", which trims the text that a TextBlock displays based on the available width. This blog post describes a simple method for automatically showing the full text as a tooltip whenever the text is trimmed.
Posted: 24 May 2011   Updated: 24 May 2011   Views: 12,021   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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This blog post describes how to re-template the Silverlight ProgressBar control to render a circular progress indicator. This approach uses an attached view model to circumnavigate some of the limitations of the ProgressBar design.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012   Updated: 26 Apr 2012   Views: 7,923   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Databinding is a fundamental part of the WPF, Silverlight, and the Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 frameworks. It is a powerful concept that once mastered allows you to write concise and elegant code.
HowTo
Posted: 16 May 2009   Updated: 17 May 2009   Views: 36,334   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.79
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This technical blog posts shows how to add a new property ClipToBounds to clip your UI Elements.
iPhone
General
Posted: 31 Jul 2012   Updated: 31 Jul 2012   Views: 12,571   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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This blog post describes the creation of a simple Twitter search application for iOS, based on a similar application I wrote for Windows Phone a few months back.
Windows Phone 7/8
Controls
Posted: 17 May 2011   Updated: 17 May 2011   Views: 12,376   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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This blog post describes a Windows Phone 7 NavigationList control, a list control designed for navigation pages. The NavigationList renders twice as fast as a ListBox and has a slightly simpler API.
Posted: 8 Dec 2011   Updated: 8 Dec 2011   Views: 17,773   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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A slide view with page pips on Windows Phone 7.
General
Posted: 20 May 2011   Updated: 20 May 2011   Views: 6,538   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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This blog post presents a few performance measurements that detail the relative performance of ItemsControl, ListBox and manual addition of elements to the UI. These performance measurements are also compared when ran on the emulator and the real hardware. My early experiences of moving from the WP7
Posted: 20 May 2011   Updated: 20 May 2011   Views: 9,963   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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This blog post shows just how easy it is to use Google Sky as a tile source for Bing Maps, bringing the universe to Windows Phone 7! Personally I think mapping is one of the most exciting forms of application for mobile devices – the fantastic imagery available from Bing and Google maps, coupl
Posted: 24 May 2011   Updated: 24 May 2011   Views: 7,770   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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This blog post describes a simple content control that can be used to defer the rendering of its contents in order to provide a better user experience on Windows Phone 7.
Posted: 24 May 2011   Updated: 24 May 2011   Views: 23,868   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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This blog post shows how to implement tombstoning within a Windows Phone 7 application that following the Model-View-ViewModel pattern
Posted: 19 Jul 2011   Updated: 19 Jul 2011   Views: 6,680   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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This blog post looks at how to to create a conversation view, mimicking the SMS messaging interface within Windows Phone 7. This post shows how we can select different DataTemplate for each item in an ItemsControl to achieve this effect.
Posted: 5 Aug 2011   Updated: 5 Aug 2011   Views: 10,834   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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The Windows Phone 7 Panorama control is widely used in applications and to many has come to symbolise the Metro Design Language. Search for panorama images and you will find numerous promo-shots of Windows Phone 7 applications which display the panoramic contents of the application hub, with an imag
Posted: 8 Aug 2011   Updated: 8 Aug 2011   Views: 13,215   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.38
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This blog post describes how to implement a conversation / messaging style application with Windows Phone 7. It covers how to style the speech bubbles and the scrolling of the conversation list view when the phone keyboard is shown.
Posted: 30 Sep 2011   Updated: 30 Sep 2011   Views: 16,725   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.43
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This article show the step-by-step development of a Windows Phone 7 HTML5 application using PhoneGap. It also looks at how viable this approach is for cross-platform mobile development. Introduction … and Why HTML5? Windows Phone 7 allows native application development in both Silverlight and
Posted: 17 Oct 2011   Updated: 17 Oct 2011   Views: 15,004   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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A Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) MVVM Tombstoning Example
Posted: 16 Jan 2012   Updated: 16 Jan 2012   Views: 12,740   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Browsing your Photos via Bing Maps.
Posted: 15 Apr 2013   Updated: 15 Apr 2013   Views: 5,803   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.84
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This blog post describes the addition of a two-finger rotation and three-finger pitch gesture to the Windows Phone 8 Map control.
C#
Memory Management
Posted: 22 Feb 2010   Updated: 22 Feb 2010   Views: 8,980   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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This blog post describes a simple technique for ensuring that consumers of events unsubscribe their event handlers without the need for weak events.
Cross Platform
General
Posted: 23 Dec 2012   Updated: 23 Dec 2012   Views: 5,485   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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The aim of PropertyCross is to make it easier for developers to choose a suitable framework from the ever-growing range of cross-platform mobile application development frameworks. This blog post provides a little bit of background to the project.
LINQ
General
Posted: 25 Feb 2013   Updated: 25 Feb 2013   Views: 3,949   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.15
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Creating a LINQ-style API for Objective-C has proven to be relatively simple (and fun!). I have provided implementations for some of the most common and useful LINQ methods, however the .NET LINQ APIs for querying collections have a great many more methods than the ones I have covered.
Windows Presentation Foundation
Data Binding
Posted: 9 Jul 2010   Updated: 9 Jul 2010   Views: 18,792   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.57
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This post provides a simple IValueConverter implementation that makes use of the framework type converters in order to convert between a large range of source / target types. This converter can be used both within bindings and in code-behind to give more concise property setters
General
Posted: 7 Aug 2009   Updated: 7 Aug 2009   Views: 11,603   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.77
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The construction of a ViewModel is often seen as the standard technique for solving binding problems within WPF and Silverlight. However, the addition of a ViewModel adds complexity to your code. This post describes an alternative method where a mini-ViewModel is applied directly to the problem area
Posted: 18 Aug 2009   Updated: 18 Aug 2009   Views: 12,242   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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This blog post describes a technique for specifying WPF / Silverlight Dependency Properties declaritively via attributes.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010   Updated: 18 Jun 2010   Views: 8,598   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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This blog post looks at the problem of showing modal dialog windows in applications that target both the Silverlight and WPF platforms. A solution is provided which allows modal dialogs to be written that work well for both technologies.
Styles
Posted: 16 May 2009   Updated: 17 May 2009   Views: 22,049   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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This technical blog post details a novel technique for leveraging the power of CSS selectors within WPF.
XAML
Posted: 4 Mar 2010   Updated: 15 Jun 2010   Views: 12,263   Rating: 4.71/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.03
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This blog post demonstrates a Linq API which can be used to query the WPF / Silverlight Visual Tree.
Windows 8 Design
General
Posted: 17 May 2011   Updated: 17 May 2011   Views: 13,398   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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This blog post presents an attached behaviour that gracefully slides the contents of a list into view when used in conjunction with a Pivot control, emulating the Windows Phone 7 email application.
Posted: 17 May 2011   Updated: 18 May 2011   Views: 9,729   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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This blog post is part #2 of my Metro in Motion series. In this post, I demonstrate how to implement the animated 'peel' effect seen when native Windows Phone 7 applications exit.
Posted: 17 May 2011   Updated: 18 May 2011   Views: 8,941   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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In this blog post I look at how to implement the fly-out fly-in effect seen in native Windows Phone 7 applications. This effect is seen in the native mail application; when you click on a message, the title flies out of the list then flies back in as the title of the message page.
Posted: 17 May 2011   Updated: 18 May 2011   Views: 10,484   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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This blog post describes the implementation of a metro ’tilt’ effect for Windows Phone 7 which causes element to respond to user interactions by tilting in 3D.
Posted: 19 May 2011   Updated: 19 May 2011   Views: 7,770   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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For the past few months I have been writing a Metro-In-Motion blog series which describes how to recreate some of the fluid effects found in native Windows Phone 7 applications within your own applications. So far I have covered fluid list animations, 'peel' animations, flying titles...
Posted: 6 Jun 2011   Updated: 6 Jun 2011   Views: 11,241   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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This blog post describes the development of a rolling list location indicator. This indicator mirrors the behaviour seen in the native Windows Phone 7 calendar which rolls from one date to the next as the user scrolls.
Posted: 16 Jun 2011   Updated: 16 Jun 2011   Views: 12,134   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.34
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This blog post details a simple metro-in-motion behaviour which reduces the Panorama control’s contents while the user slides from item-to-item so that they can really appreciate your fancy background graphic!
Posted: 19 Jul 2011   Updated: 19 Jul 2011   Views: 6,001   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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When I started the Metro In Motion series, I thought I would probably post three or four articles and be done. However, every time I use my Windows Phone 7 I seem to spot a new ‘native’ fluid UI effect which I would like to use in my own code. Also, these posts have proven [...]
Posted: 16 Sep 2011   Updated: 16 Sep 2011   Views: 16,304   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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With the Windows 8 preview release earlier this week, developers are now faced with a whole new and exciting Microsoft stack. The Windows 8 architecture has something of a split-personality, incorporating a completely new runtime, WinRT together with the older Win32 and .NET framework. However, thes
Posted: 17 Oct 2011   Updated: 17 Oct 2011   Views: 33,015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 5.00
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This blog post looks at the new concept of ‘transitions’ that WinRT, within Windows 8, introduces. This concept makes it very easy for you to create a fluid and interactive UI without going anywhere near storyboards! I have to admit it, I am a big fan of the Metro Design Language; the cl
Code Generation
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This blog post describes a novel method of generating boiler-plate MVVM code using codesnippet automation.
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This blog post looks at the issues regarding integration of KnockoutJS and jQueryMobile, and provides a simple worked example – a Twitter Search application – where the two technologies play nicely together! The code for this blog post can be found on github. You can also try it out on y
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In this blog post I will show how to implement a custom Visiblox chart series to render error bars.
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I’ve always been a big fan of Knockout, most likely because it reminds me of Silverlight (rest in peace). For my thoughts on how Silverlight and Knockout compare, head over to codeproject where I wrote quite a lengthy article on the subject. More recently I have been dabbling with the use of Kn
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Colin Eberhardt
Architect Scott Logic
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I am CTO at ShinobiControls, a team of iOS developers who are carefully crafting iOS charts, grids and controls for making your applications awesome.
 
I am a Technical Architect for Visiblox which have developed the world's fastest WPF / Silverlight and WP7 charts.
 
I am also a Technical Evangelist at Scott Logic, a provider of bespoke financial software and consultancy for the retail and investment banking, stockbroking, asset management and hedge fund communities.
 
Visit my blog - Colin Eberhardt's Adventures in .NET.
 
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