Introduction to HealthVault Development #5 – Do I weigh too much?

  A common question asked by people is “do I weigh too much”, so we’re going to add the calculation of BMI to our application. <aside> The question of what a person’s desirable weight is – or even if there is a desirable weight – is one with lots of opinions. I chose to do…

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Introduction to HealthVault Development #4 – Storing and retrieving weights

We are now ready to make our WeightTracker application do something useful. That something useful is composed of two stories: The user enters a weight, and it’s stored to the user’s HealthVault record The weight measurements in the user’s record are displayed We’ll do them in order. Entering and storing a weight Looking at default.aspx,…

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New computer

I’ve shot a fair number of pictures this last year – mostly of my daughter’s sports. My camera is a Canon 40D, and I generally use my 70-200mm F4L lens. The camera works well and is better than I am. I shoot all my photos in RAW format, which basically means you get the information…

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Introduction to HealthVault Development #3: Configuring our application

Now that we have HelloWorld set up and running, we want to move on to developing the real application. We’ll start with a shell application and add to it as we go. Download the WeightTracker shell, and open the project in Visual Studio. Register the certificate using the same process you used in the previous…

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Introduction to HealthVault Development #2: Hello World

In this post, we’ll create an account on the HealthVault system, open up the HelloWorld sample application, and verify that it works on our system. There are two live HealthVault platforms. A developer platform at http://www.healthvault-ppe.com. This platform is intended to store test data rather than real consumer data, and is the one that should…

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Introduction to HealthVault Development #1: Introduction

Welcome to the tutorial. In this tutorial, we will develop a HealthVault application from scratch. My intention is to add new tutorial chapters on a roughly weekly basis, though I have a few ones queued up and already to go. If you haven’t located the HealthVault Developer Center on MSDN, start by spending some time…

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Introduction to HealthVault Development #0: Background

Coding without a net Over the years, I’ve attended a number of talks that show you how easy it is to use a new component, using canned projects, pre-written code that is cut-and-pasted in, and contrived scenarios. In the early years of .NET, I saw a different sort of talk (which I believe was done…

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