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Category Archives: Data
In a recent project, I found myself needing multiple, seemingly unrelated databases. It was crazy to copy and paste the code for such basic operations as getting all the data, etc., so the obvious alternative was a generic repository, and … Continue reading
We’d like to display dynamic data in our view. For example, we might create a set of CheckBoxes on the fly, depending on data from the server. There are many good reasons to do so, not the least of which … Continue reading
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