These should be standard in every XAML developer’s toolbox.

There are lots of controls that ship with Windows 8. But, let’s be honest, there are lots of controls that don’t ship with Windows 8, too. After a little review, I can’t help but consider the third party controls available, how nice they are, how supported they are, and now, how cheap they are. Telerik…

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Walkthrough: Real world Manipulation techniques

Manipulation events are a wonderful companion to capturing mouse (pointer) movements and interpreting those actions into gestures. Manipulation modes map almost directly to the capabilities of the CompositeTransform, including: Translate, Rotation, and Scale. What is a transform? Transforms in XAML are easy ways to manipulate an element within an encapsulated implementation, and almost always using…

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Resources for Migrating to 8.1

Windows 8.1 is the free and awesome update to Windows 8.0 and will be available in just a few months. Your 8.0 applications need some special TLC. Need some help finding resources? Here: 8.1 Product Guide for Developers Developer portal article with high level descriptions of the new 8.1 features and links to more details…

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Walkthrough: Two-way binding inside a XAML User Control

User controls are a great way couple logic and XAML in an encapsulated way. You can reuse a user control over and over and the logic is isolated from the general flow of your program. This article is not about creating a user control. This article is about binding to a user control. Not a…

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