Windows Store Apps Guru – Building an App using the DataviewModel from external XML

It's time for another TechNet Guru winner!

Congratulations to Sachin S, an MCC and our Windows Store Apps Guru winner for June 2013! To find all the competitors for June (and more information about this monthly contest), see the Wiki article: TechNet Guru Contributions for June 2013.


Sachin's Site:


Sachin won with this powerful contribution:

 Building an App using the DataviewModel from external XML



Here are all of Sachin's winning articles:   

Guru Award  Windows Store Apps Technical Guru - June 2013  

Gold Award Winner


Sachin S Building an App using the DataviewModel from external XML Peter Laker: "Nice introduction to the subject. Excellent example and explanation."
Ed Price: "The image at the top catches your interest, and then the code blocks are great as well!"

Silver Award Winner


Sachin S Basic ColorPicker Control inside Settings Pane Ed Price: "Great job breaking up the article with the different sections! The different sections, code headers, links back to the top, the image... it all helps make a better experience."
Peter Laker: "Very useful code. Commonly needed."

Bronze Award Winner


Sachin S Insert ComboBox item separator which is filled through Data Binding Peter Laker: "Top tip. Will no doubt come in very handy."
Ed Price: "Great formatting on the code snippets!"


Sachin (our May winner for VC#) is in his element here with the new Windows Store Apps category! Three entries and three medals! The competition grew in July.



Here's an excerpt from the article:



The title pretty much explains everything we will find in this article and solution to this question We will be using data from xml file to build our own data model and then finally displaying that to end user.

(Actual Question Image Link)

Basically this question answers three things as discussed below
1. Class Design to represent the actual data (as shown in image above)
2. Serialize/Deserialize the data from xml
3. Showing the deserialized data to end user




Read the rest here:

Building an App using the DataviewModel from external XML


Thanks to Sachin S for your great contribution to the TechNet Guru contest! You can read about all the June winners here: TechNet Guru Award Winners - June 2013


Also, for the August Guru competition, see TechNet Guru Contributions - August 2013. The judges are going through the July entries now. 


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