Data Binding Part 4- Observable Collection

In Part 1 of this series I covered the basic theoretical idea behind data binding, and in Part 2, we got a little more concrete with a hands on example in code.  We created a Movie class, then bound the three properties of that object (title, rating, year), to our UI in both Windows and…

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Data Binding Part 3- Implementing the INotifyPropertyChanged Interface

In Part 1 of this series I covered the basic theoretical idea behind data binding, and in Part 2, we got a little more concrete with a hands on example in code.  We created a Movie class, then bound the three properties of that object (title, rating, year), to our UI in both Windows and…

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Apps of the Week 6/9/2014

I have been writing what I call “Developer of the Week” posts for the last several months- although not every week I grant you 🙂 – so I figured I would try and follow suit with apps each week.  The “Apps of the Week” posts will try to promote apps by local developers as well…


Custom Styles in Universal Apps Part 2

In Part 1 of this two part series, I covered how to create a ResourceDictionary with a custom style and reference that style in a Textblock control.  Although, I created a Universal App, I did mainly focus on the Windows 8 project not taking advantage of the Universal App capabilities.  Here, I will take what…

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Construct 2 Trivia App Part 5 (Additional Features)

This Construct 2 Trivia App series was originally intended to be a 4 part series, but I have had a couple of questions on how to add a few additional features.  So, I figured I would just add a part 5 here to cover those features.  If you haven’t read through this series yet, you…

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Construct 2 Trivia App Part 4 (Final Features)

This is the fourth part in a 4 part tutorial on how to create a trivia app using Construct 2, a free drag and drop type tool for creating cross platform games.  In this tutorial, we will continue where we left off in part 3 , now focusing on adding final features to our game. …

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Construct 2 Trivia App Part 3 (Game Logic)

This is the third part in a 4 part tutorial on how to create a trivia app using Construct 2, a free drag and drop type tool for creating cross platform games.  In this tutorial, we will continue where we left off in part 2 , now focusing on adding some game logic.  If you…

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Construct 2 Trivia App Part 2 (Reading From File Cont.)

This is the second part in a 4 part tutorial on how to create a trivia app using Construct 2, a free drag and drop type tool for creating cross platform games.  In this tutorial, we will continue where we left off in part 1 , focusing on and continuing with reading input from a…

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Construct 2 Trivia App Part 1(Layout and Reading From File)

This is the first part in a 3 part series on how to build a Trivia App using Construct 2, a free drag and drop type tool for creating cross platform games.  This tutorial will cover some of the basics of Construct 2, including editing layout and text boxes as well as reading text from…

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Every Dev Has A Story

  https://build.windowsstore.com/rewards HOW DOES IT WORK?     Between April 16 and June 1, developers can enter by joining App Builder Rewards and completing the “Every Dev Has a Story” quest with 50-200 words about an application published in the Windows or Windows Phone Store, or an Azure application or developer story that includes: What…