Building a simple Windows Phone App–Part 4

by Alex February 12, 2012

Disclaimer: I’m learning about windows phone and keeping a log of that experience here. I fully expect that some of the things I do here will be wrong. Copy code at your own risk. In an effort to keep the posts in this series shorter than a dissertation, I wont be covering every class and […]

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Building a simple Windows Phone App – Part 3

by Alex February 8, 2012

Disclaimer: I’m learning about windows phone and keeping a log of that experience here. I fully expect that some of the things I do here will be wrong. Copy code at your own risk. In an effort to keep the posts in this series shorter than a dissertation, I wont be covering every class and […]

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Building a simple Windows Phone App–Part 2

by Alex February 3, 2012

Disclaimer: I’m learning about windows phone and keeping a log of that experience here. I fully expect that some of the things I do here will be wrong. Copy code at your own risk. In an effort to keep the posts in this series shorter than a dissertation, I wont be covering every class and […]

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Building a simple Windows Phone App–Part 1

by Alex January 30, 2012

Windows phone looks pretty cool and the developer story looks even better. I certainly don’t consider myself to be an expert in the mobile development space. The vast majority of the code that I get paid to write is in on the Microsoft web stack (asp.net, asp.net mvc, sql server, javascript, jquery). I’ve done some […]

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Sketchflow missing from Visual Studio Premium Subscription

by Alex October 16, 2011

On Wednesday 10/05/2011 @ 10am EST I started on a quest that I believed would take me less than 90 seconds to complete. 70 minutes later I had learned a bunch of information that I didn’t like and I felt as though the company whose technologies I promote was clearly taking advantage of me….again. The […]

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Expression Encoder 4: How to lose a customer in 10 minutes

by Alex June 17, 2010

I do screen casts about Microsoft stuff. I do them because I think Microsoft makes some really good products and I believe that they spend a lot of time and effort trying to make developers more productive. I also enjoy using their products. To date, I have been using Expression Encoder Screen Capture 3 and […]

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Screencast: Replacing ICommand with Prism Commanding

by Alex June 16, 2010

In this screencast, we look at replacing the out of the box Silverlight commanding with the commanding functionality provided by Prism This screencast is just under 11 minutes. View the video here

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Screencast: Using Commands in Silverlight 4

by Alex June 10, 2010

This screencast is a follow up to this screencast where we looked at retrieving and displaying data from the Northwind database in a DataGrid in Silverlight. In this follow up screencast, I cover how to save modified data back to the database using Commands. This screencast is just under 11 minutes….enjoy! Download the source here […]

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Screencast: A Simple Silverlight 4, WCF Data Service, MVVM Example

by Alex June 3, 2010

In this short screencast, we: 1. Create a Entity Data model 2. expose the model with a WCF Data Service 3. add a reference to the service in the Silverlight project 4. create a view and a view model 5. look at 2 options for binding the view to the view model Download the source […]

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WCF Data Services and Authentication

by Alex May 25, 2010

With all the rage lately surrounding WCF RIA Serivces in Silverlight, I think many people are overlooking WCF Data Services (formerly ADO.NET Data Serivces, formerly Astoria). OK, so putting aside the fact that it seems to be policy at Microsoft to have confusing names, this is a really useful technology. I also happen to prefer […]

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