Category Archives: Blend

Yet Another Podcast #74–Adam Kinney–Windows 8 and JavaScript and HTML5

Talking with Adam Kinney, Independent Design Developer and former Microsoft Evangelist and Jon Galloway, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, about programming for Windows 8 using JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5.   Adam’s Blog Adam on Twitter Jon’s Blog Jon on Twitter Win 8 … Continue reading

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New Mini-Tutorial Video Series

I’m very pleased to announce that I’m starting a new video series based on my mini tutorials about Windows phone mango. These will all be posted on Channel 9 and you can also find them listed alphabetically on my Windows … Continue reading

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The Full Stack, Phase 2–Overview

Windows Phone Tutorial Last year Jon Galloway and I launched the Full Stack experiment,in which we video-documented the creation of a nontrivial application. Today we begin the second phase of this experiment, building a new application that will have implementations … Continue reading

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Drag and Drop in 30 Seconds

If this doesn’t convince you that it is worthwhile to learn Blend and Behaviors… Open a new phone project in Blend and drag a shape onto the artboard (e.g., an ellipse). Click on Assets –> Behaviors and drag  MouseDragElementBehavior onto … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #49–Jon Galloway: What’s New In ASP.NET

Talking with Jon Galloway about what’s new in the ASP.NET family, including previews of MVC 4, Visual Studio 11, Web Forms 4.5 and WCF Web API. Jon’s Blog ASP.NET VNext site MVC 4 Site Road Map Jon’s Book Listen | … Continue reading

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Windows Phone: Touch

Windows Phone From Scratch #48 A key gesture for Windows Phone users is the tap or touch on the screen.   Many controls have built-in support for the touch (e.g., the button) converting the touch to an existing click event. Other … Continue reading

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Adding an Application Bar

Windows Phone From Scratch #46 In a recent posting I wrote about creating Conway’s Life for the phone.  The application is a tinkerer’s playhouse and I find myself going back to it to add features and tweaks. This morning I … Continue reading

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Creating An Application Bar–Don’t Panic

Windows Phone From Scratch #31   The application bar sits at the bottom of your Windows Phone application and provides a set of hopefully not-too-cryptic icons,  along with an ellipses (…) that pops open the menu and the text associated … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #21–Animation Without A Lick Of Code

Animation, used with restraint, can greatly enhance the user’s experience of the phone; clarifying transitions and creating useful illusions.  One, discussed here previously, is the illusion of “flipping” part of the page over, perhaps to reveal a help file. In … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #17: MVVM Light Toolkit Soup To Nuts Part 2

This is the second part of the MVVM Light Toollkit Soup To Nuts (part 1 is here) within the Windows Phone From Scratch Mini-tutorial series.  Today we look at an introduction to behaviors as a tool for migrating event handling … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #12–Custom Behaviors (Part I)

To fully understand how behaviors work, you need to create a couple custom Behaviors of your own.  In this tutorial we’ll build a custom behavior and in the next we’ll look at a specialized form of custom behavior called a … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #16 – Adam Kinney

Talking with Adam Kinney about Expression Blend For Developers http://adamkinney.com http://twitter.com/adkinn/ http://thinkpixellab.com Listen | Return to Yet Another Podcast Call in comments:  1-347-YAP-CAST

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