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State of mobile app development (November 2015 edition)

Wait a second… Who am *I* to give the “state of” an entire industry? Well, I’m nobody – but I am pretty familiar (at the coding level) for all of the relevant technologies, and I have come to an extremely

Posted in Apple Stuff, ASP.NET, Azure, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, Linux, Mobile, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows, Windows Store, WindowsPhone, XAML

Handling multi-select lists in WP8

In Windows Store apps, there is a control called a GridView, which supports multi-select. That is, you can click and select multiple items in the grid, these are your .SelectedItems. For example: Well, in Windows Phone I wanted to accomplish

Posted in Uncategorized, WindowsPhone, XAML

Using a base class with XAML custom user controls

Here is another thing which took some time to research, so I wanted to write it down. In this case, I have a Windows Store 8.1 page, which has a GridView. I want to centralize the look/feel of the items

Posted in Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Windows Store, XAML

Using static and theme resources in Windows 8.1 XAML

Well, this stopped me up for a few days so I thought I’d write down the answer – which was surprisingly subtle! The Problem:You are using Visual Studio 2013 to create a Windows 8.1 Store App. You want to create

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