Category Archives: Styles and Templates

Windows 8 GridView, ListView and SnapView

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

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Windows Phone Design Guidelines

A fellow team-member has put together this terrific Cheat Sheet on WP7 Design Guidelines.  Highly recommended.

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Windows Phone Tutorial: Why Windows Phone Developers Should Must and Are Learning and Using Expression Blend

Back in June, I wrote this to Silverlight developers: Okay, tough love: if you are serious about Silverlight development, the days of using one Integrated Development Environment for all your work are…. over.  The benefits of adding Expression Blend to … Continue reading

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iPhone to Windows Phone 7 – Animation and Games

This two-part tutorial is included in both  An iPhone Developer’s Guide to Windows Phone 7 Programming, and Windows Phone 7 Development for Silverlight Programmers. The material is equally relevant to both and so the two series have been temporarily joined. … Continue reading

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Great SL Competency Test Part 2 (Answer)

The task: Create a custom button that has non-standard visual behavior when you hover over it, and when you click it but which otherwise acts exactly like a button. The idea was to be able to do this in under … Continue reading

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Async Data Validation

This is the sixth posting in a series on Templates and DataValidation. [ First In Series                                    Previous In Series ]   In this posting I’ll extend the data validation mechanism we’ve been examining to support asynchronous data validation (allowing for … Continue reading

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Data Validation And Templating in Silverlight 4

This is the fifth in a series on Templates and DataValidation. [ First In Series Previous In Series ] In this and the next posting I will create an application that will demonstrate how to modify the Visual State for … Continue reading

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Teaching An Old Control New Tricks With Templates

This is the fourth in a short series on Templates and DataValidation. [ First In Series    Previous In Series ] You will remember that in the previous post in this small series, we created a new button template with a … Continue reading

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Templates, Visual State and Fun With Controls

This is the third (if you count Sunday’s update!) in my short series on Templates and Data Validation. [ First In Series.  Previous In Series ] Today we’re going to create a templated  Button that changes the appearance and visual … Continue reading

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