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Category Archives: Data
Shameless self-promotion warning! I have released my first (but not last) Pluralsight course, Windows 8 From Start To Store . This XAML and C# – based course covers everything from design fundamentals to data to getting your app in the … Continue reading
In a previous post, I showed a bit about how to implement the Search contract. Once you understand the changes to Package.appxmanifest and App.xaml.cs, however, you can save yourself the bother of mucking about with these, and let the template … Continue reading
In a previous post, I explained how to store data to a “known location” such as the My Documents folder. Often, however, you will want to store local data to a subfolder of AppData on the user’s disk. This is … Continue reading
Microsoft Visual Studio offers a number of templates for building Windows 8 applications. In most of my postings, we’ve been using the Blank application template, but the Grid App template is extremely powerful. Unfortunately, it is not obvious how to … Continue reading
I’d like to have a page in Conference Buddy that lists all the customer contacts. We’re currently writing these contacts to file in JSON format as described in this article. My goal for today is to read that file and … Continue reading
In a previous posting I demonstrated how you can create a powerful display of grouped data using the GridView, which is typically used to fill the screen. Every Windows 8 application must also support SnapView, however, in which your application … Continue reading
I recently started a series of postings from my tour of presentations in Europe and the UK. Today I’d like to return to Searching (which I started to cover here), and this time take a look at what it takes … Continue reading
Talking with Glenn Block, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft currently working in Shanghai China and Jon Galloway, Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, about Node.js and about life in China. Listen | Yet Another Podcast
In Part 4 of this mini-series on data binding we looked at Data Conversion. Today we look at binding a UI Element to a list of objects. The trick in binding to a list, is to teach the control how … Continue reading
In Part 3 of this little mini-series on data binding in Windows 8 we looked at Element Binding. Today, we’ll take a look at Data Conversion. At times the data in your business object (the source for your binding) and … Continue reading
In my previous blog post I introduced data binding. It worked, but there was no mechanism for updating. Updating comes in two flavors, and these are often confused by folks new to databinding: Someone else updates the underlying data; we’d … Continue reading
Data-binding is often thought of as an advanced topic, but there really is no reason for that. data-binding is Critical to writing XAML applications Not very difficult to learn A very powerful technique