Posts Tagged Xaml

Metro Controls – Jump Viewer

After an amazing week at //Build, I’ve been busy playing with the new controls, which I have to say are fantastic! Ollie and I know the pain first hand when it comes to building a Silverlight TUI (Touch User Interface) it’s not a great story and IMHO the controls are not ready. I may still […]

WP7Contrib – Bing Service Wrapper Part IV Location Simplified

Based on feedback around my first post in this series of talking about how to use Location I thought that I would revisit how you can use this really cool bit of stuff in your app. When I first wrote the original post it was much more bare bones however, there were lots of unanswered […]

WP7 Contrib – Bing Service Wrapper Part I – Location

This being the first post about the Wrappers I thought that we should break the ice with the most commonly used service. Location. Out of all of the services this is the simplest to call but also we would suspect the most widely used. When you combine this service with the device location based WP7C […]

uk tech.days 2011

This week Ollie and I will presenting at the UK tech.days happening in the Fulham, London. Our first session will be all about building Data Data Intensive apps for WP7 and we are really looking forward to talking to you about what we have learnt building these types of applications. We are also going to […]

WP7Contrib – Page Transitions and Navigation Service

I finally got around to updating the page transistions in wp7 contrib last week, its something that has been on my list for awhile. For a complete sample project check out the sample in the spikes folder where you can also find lots of other samples illustrating other tennants of the contrib. The transitions used […]

WP7 Contrib – When messaging becomes messy and services shine

In a previous post I introduced you to the Last Message Replay Messenger, in this post I wanted to dig into something that happened recently where I needed to provided the ability in the application for the user to add an item to a favourites list. Ok so fairly straight forwards, however there was a […]

PathListBox Adventures – radial layout

The PathListBox ROCKS, if you have not heard of this control before then checkout Christians blog for more details and also his session at mix 10. The PathListBox solves some of the tricky issues related to creating custom panels for a ListBox or ItemsControl. Previously when we need custom layout of visual elements inside of […]

MVVM, design time data, and Blendability

With the introduction of design time data support in Blend I thought that I would try and take advantage of using design time data and MVVM. For a while now I have been using Ninject, with a Service Locator Pattern to provide the ability to build WPF and Silverlight apps in an MVVM pattern where […]