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Adding HTTP Headers to WCF Calls

To add HTTP headers, request messages have to be intercepted before they are sent to the server. This can be done by implementing the IClientMessageInspector.BeforeSendRequestmethod: /// <summary> /// Represents a message inspector object that can be added to the <c>MessageInspectors</c> collection to view or modify messages. /// </summary> public class ClientMessageInspector : IClientMessageInspector { ///… Read more

Changing the Foreground Color of an Indeterminate ProgressBar

You would think that the following XAML changes the indeterminate progress bar’s foreground color: <ProgressBar IsIndeterminate="True" Foreground="Aquamarine" /> Unfortunately, that doesn’t work. You will need to override the following value in the default theme resource dictionary: <ResourceDictionary.ThemeDictionaries> <ResourceDictionary x:Key="Default"> <x:String x:Key="ProgressBarIndeterminateForegroundThemeBrush">Aquamarine</x:String> </ResourceDictionary> </ResourceDictionary.ThemeDictionaries> You can add that override to App.xaml, or to a new resource… Read more

Windows Store App Settings Flyout

Prerequisites Please read the following articles first: Guidelines for app settings (Windows Store apps) Quickstart: Adding app settings using Windows Runtime In this post, I’ll be walking through how to create a custom UI for settings (required for C#, C++, and VB) that satisfies the UX design requirements. UI & UX The settings window may… Read more

Margin in XAML vs. CSS

According to W3C: “The ‘margin’ property is a shorthand property for setting ‘margin-top’, ‘margin-right’, ‘margin-bottom’, and ‘margin-left’ at the same place in the style sheet” respectively. Here’s the example W3C used to illustrate the order of properties in the shorthand: margin: 10px 20px 30px 40px; Top padding is 10px, right padding is 20px, bottom padding… Read more

DefaultNetworkCredentials in Windows Store Apps

Disclaimer: I’m still getting acquainted with Windows Store Apps, so I could be totally wrong; proceed with caution. It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post, and it’s 4 AM right now, this may give you an idea why I had to get this out. Hopefully I may save poor souls that… Read more