Windows 8 Introduction to XAML – Part 4

Hi All, I can’t believe it is here, the fourth and final part of this series.  After completing this part, you will be not only competent and functional at doing Animations, but you will have completed all 4 parts and be well on your way to being a great developer utilizing XAML. Easier in Blend…

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Windows 8 Introduction to XAML – Part 3

Hello All, Welcome to Windows 8, Introduction to XAML – Part 3.  In the last 2 parts we covered the Blank Application, Layout, Controls, Content and some code behind.  In this part I will delve a little deeper into Styles and Resources. Styles So what are Styles?  Styles are a set of properties and attributes…

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Intro to XAML Part 2 – Challenge Solution

Hi All, So this is a solution to the challenge from Windows 8 Introduction to Xaml – Part 2.  Hopefully you were all able to get it in some fashion.  What I am posting below is just a single answer to the problem.  I would not recommend using this solution as a basis for how…

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Windows 8 Introduction to XAML – Part 2

Hi All, To start, lets recap what was covered in Part 1.  In Part 1, we discussed what you get out of the box in the Blank App Template from a XAML standpoint.  This included MainPage.xaml, App.xaml, and StandardStyles.xaml as well as how they interact together through extensions.  In this part of the series I…

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Windows 8 Introduction to XAML – part 1

Hi All, This particular blog article series aims to get readers understanding XAML on a functional level.  The primary focus will be Layout, Content, Control, Styling, Animation, Resources, a little theory and some code behind.  The assumption I am making of my readers is that you know how to open Visual Studio, create a project and navigate…

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Functioning with Tasks, Async, Await and the Core Dispatcher

Hi All,  This Blog article is written for the explicitly purpose of getting functional with Tasks, Async, Await and the Dispatcher.  It will discuss the basics as well as a few more advanced scenarios.  It is not intended in anyway to provide in depth knowledge on any of these topics, it is purely a How-To…

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