Animating using the DispatcherTimer class

[This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample. This post was written by Simon Jäger. For an introductory blog post, click here] Users love animations – it’s a great and a not very time consuming way of introducing more personality into your projects! Using C#/XAML we have…


Using the WebView

[This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample. This post was written by Simon Jäger. For an introductory blog post, click here] If you have checked out the twitter page in the Social Media Dashboard Sample you might have come across the WebView element that shows up…


Definition of the configuration JSON file format

[This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample. This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here] The Social Media Dashboard sample is based on JSON configuration file that determines what content the app should be filled with. This blog entry will…

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The anatomy of the Social Media Dashboard

[This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample. This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here] Introduction This blog post will try to dissect the code in the Social Media Dashboard sample to get a better understanding of how the different…


Implementing search

[This post is a part of a series of post about the Social Media Dashboard Sample. This post was written by Peter Bryntesson. For an introductory blog post, click here] The Social Media Dashboard sample implements the search contract in Windows 8. As nothing similar exists on Windows Phone this blog post will only be…