Better control(s) with Visual State Manager

We had talked about Visual States very briefly when we were discussing how we handle different views and orientation in a Windows Store App. Let’s go a step further and understand the concept of Visual States and how we can leverage this to create better styles for the existing controls. To understand why this is…

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The Windows Phone Application Bar

We talked about providing quick access to key functionalities in my earlier post, and one of the ways of doing that is with the help of the Application Bar. A.K.A., this guy:           Notice how Windows Phone takes care of automatically rotating the icons in the app bar buttons for you when you change the…

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