Windows Phone: Frame/Page navigation and transitions using the TransitioningContentControl

Windows Phone 7 supports the built-in Silverlight Frame/Page navigation system, which is easy to use and maintain. Unfortunately, it’s not as slick-looking as the panorama navigation shown in all the phone demos. Sooner or later there will be a few panorama implementations floating out there, but I still think that Frame/Page navigation has its place;…

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Real-time list filtering with Silverlight, MVVM, and PagedCollectionView

The Model-View-ViewModel pattern is very good for forcing clean UI code. Ideally, you want to end up with zero code in your .xaml.cs file – everything should be data-bound. As nice as this sounds, sometimes it can get so tempting to break this rule in order to do something that should be simple. Here’s one…

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Turn down the ugly…

I’ve always struggled with making my apps look decent. In my head I can picture how it should look, but when it comes down to it, I often end up with stuff that looks like a dog’s breakfast. Here’s the cure: http://blogs.msdn.com/corrinab/archive/2008/07/22/8764478.aspx That post in particular helped me understand how to use Blend to turn…

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