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  • XAML ListView–Styling Items Based on Data (Windows 8.1 XAML)

    I was reading Tim’s post about ListViews over breakfast about his experiments in styling XAML list items based on the data itself and thought I’d add a couple more suggestions. Let’s say that I have some data source/view model; class NumericalViewModel { public IEnumerable<int> Numbers { get { Random r = new Random(); return ( Enumerable .Range
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Wed, Apr 23 2014
  • Windows 8.1 Store, Azure Mobile Services & Offline Data

    Following up on that post from yesterday , the other thing that I noticed with Mobile Services yesterday was the new support for working online/offline (via a local SQLite store). There’s a “getting started” post on the website about this and I don’t think the client-side support stretches beyond .NET clients just yet. There’s also discussion of this
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Tue, Apr 8 2014
  • Windows 8.1 Store Apps, Azure Mobile Services & Notification Hubs

    NB: Fairly rough notes of a couple of changes (particularly around Notification Hubs) I came across while working in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC today. Take with a small pinch of salt and always consult http://www.windowsazure.com/mobile for definitive. Ok, I’ll admit that from time to time I get a little behind the times but I noticed some changes
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Mon, Apr 7 2014
  • Windows/Phone 8.1–Windows Phone 8.1 Emulator + Simulated Notifications

    In a similar way to having a common way of doing background tasks across Windows/Phone 8.1 I wanted to have a brief play with push notifications on Windows/Phone 8.1 because for a little while I’ve been noticing this new “simulator” in the new Windows Phone 8.1 emulator and I’ve been wanting to try it out. A way to simulate push notifications into an
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Fri, Apr 4 2014
  • Windows/Phone 8.1– a “universal” background task

    One of the demos that I showed at DevWeek 2014 this week was a simple example of how a Windows/Phone 8.1 application can use a common background task and I thought I’d share that here as an example of “unification”. Starting from a blank universal solution; If I want to implement a background task then I need to implement IBackgroundTask in a Windows
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Fri, Apr 4 2014
  • Windows/Phone 8.1–Class Libraries, Portable Class Libraries, WinRT Components

    Note: the official view of //Build comes, of course, from the keynote session at //Build and the individual speaker sessions so if you find that anything that I write here seems out of sync with what you see at //Build then, of course, you should apply a pinch of salt to what I’ve written – I can be wrong and it’s early days yet. You should also check
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Fri, Apr 4 2014
  • Windows/Phone 8.1 – Building for Both, Part 3

    Note: the official view of //Build comes, of course, from the keynote session at //Build and the individual speaker sessions so if you find that anything that I write here seems out of sync with what you see at //Build then, of course, you should apply a pinch of salt to what I’ve written – I can be wrong and it’s early days yet. You should also check
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Wed, Apr 2 2014
  • Windows/Phone 8.1 – Building for Both, Part 2

    Note: the official view of //Build comes, of course, from the keynote session at //Build and the individual speaker sessions so if you find that anything that I write here seems out of sync with what you see at //Build then, of course, you should apply a pinch of salt to what I’ve written – I can be wrong and it’s early days yet. You should also check
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Wed, Apr 2 2014
  • Windows/Phone 8.1–Building for Both, Part 1

    Note: the official view of //Build comes, of course, from the keynote session at //Build and the individual speaker sessions so if you find that anything that I write here seems out of sync with what you see at //Build then, of course, you should apply a pinch of salt to what I’ve written – I can be wrong and it’s early days yet. You should also check
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Wed, Apr 2 2014
  • “Point and Click” Cloud Push Notifications with Azure Mobile Services

    I spotted an email thread internally where someone was talking about how it’s possible to use Azure Mobile Services to bootstrap cloud-delivered push notifications into your app by just pretty much pointing and clicking inside of Visual Studio. I’ve demo’d this in a number of places and I’ll be demo’ing it again next week at a conference but I thought
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Wed, Mar 26 2014
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