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Posted 9 Oct 2012

Clearer – A Gesture-Driven Windows 8 To-Do Application

, 9 Oct 2012
This article describes my experiences of porting a novel gesture-driven Windows Phone app to Windows 8.
// --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
// (c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation.
// This source is subject to the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).
// Please see for details.
// All other rights reserved.
// --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

namespace ClearStyle
  using System;
  using System.Linq;
  using System.Windows;
  using System.Windows.Input;
  using Windows.Foundation;
  using Windows.UI.Xaml;

    public static class UIElementExtensions
        /// <summary>
        /// Gets the relative position of the given UIElement to this.
        /// </summary>
        public static Point GetRelativePosition(this UIElement element, UIElement other)
            return element.TransformToVisual(other)
                          .TransformPoint(new Point(0, 0));


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About the Author

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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