What happens when you await? – Scaling it out (part III)

This mini-series of three blog entries dives into what actually happens when you use the await keyword in C#. We will evolve a small codebase from a synchronous to a scaled-out asynchronous implementation, and get into the details as we go along. This is the third and final post and it shows how we modify…

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What happens when you await? – The problem (part I)

This mini-series of three blog entries dives into what actually happens when you use the await keyword in C#. We will evolve a small code-base from a synchronous to a scaled-out asynchronous implementation, and get into the details as we go along. This is the first post and it presents the code base and illustrates…

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What happens when you await? – Making it asynchronous (part II)

his mini-series of three blog entries dives into what actually happens when you use the await keyword in C#. We will evolve a small code-base from a synchronous to a scaled-out asynchronous implementation, and get into the details as we go along. This is the second post and it describes how we convert the code…

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Build 2013–en personlig återblick

Jag har varit på Build 2013 i San Francisco den 26-28 juni och tänkte här lite kort sammanfatta den upplevelsen. För er som inte vet det är Build Microsofts utvecklarkonferens där nyheter om våra utvecklingsplattformar, operativsystem och annat presenteras. Det ska också tilläggas att jag är anställd på Microsoft, vilket blir lite speciellt när man…

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BUILD 2013-Keynote Day 1

So, the keynote for day 1 of BUILD 2013 is complete. A lot of new stuff shown, confirmations on functionality in Windows 8.1 and a few surprises. This won’t be an exhaustive review of the keynote, but a personal highlight of some of some of the stuff I thought was interesting.   But first, the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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