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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Implementing an extended splash screen

[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] When you start a Windows 8 app, the first thing that happens is that the application’s splash screen is displayed at the center of the…

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Using Portable Class Library to write for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone

[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] Portable Class Library is a great feature for writing cross platform code in .NET. Since the Social Media Dashboard Sample targets both Windows 8 and…

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Introduction to the Social Media Dashboard Sample for Windows 8/Windows Phone

[This post is the first in a series of posts about the Social Media Dashboard Sample.] The social media dashboard sample (for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8) consumes various social feeds and displays them in your app. It is driven from a JSON configuration file so it is very easy to adapt this sample…

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