Denver Day Day 2014

November 2, 2014 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to present at Denver Dev Day 2014. It was my first trip to Denver since I was a kid and the weather and the city were absolutely beautiful. Even got to experience Zombie night in downtown and lived to talk about it. Thanks again for having [...]

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MSDN Article – Creating a Location Aware app with Geofencing

September 2, 2014 0 Comments

The September issue of MSDN magazine has my latest article that looks at Geofencing in Windows Store apps. Geofencing is a new addition to Windows 8.1 and allows you to create regions around GPS locations and be notified with the device enters or leaves one of those regions. There are mechanisms for this in both [...]

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Binding to Multiple Properties in Universal Apps

September 1, 2014 0 Comments

The binding engine in the various XAML stacks has to be one of my favorite features of XAML. Its clean, fast, and provides a great deal of flexibility to the developer. While examining a problem I came up against on a recent project, I realized I needed a controlling class to manage the appearance and [...]

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MSDN Article – Integrating OneDrive into your Windows Store Apps

August 5, 2014 0 Comments

I have a new article that was just released in the August edition of MSDN magazine, Integrating OneDrive into your Windows Store Apps. The article takes a look at the OneDrive API and explains how to use that to access the photos, documents, and files that are on your user’s OneDrive accounts. This allows you [...]

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Code Camp NYC 2013 – Windows Phone 8 Company Hubs

September 15, 2013 0 Comments

On the flight back from Code Camp NYC 2013 (http://codecampnyc.com) and figured I would take a moment to get my slide deck posted. You can download the slide deck here: Windows Phone 8 Company Hub Slide Deck I also have the demo that we went over ready to post. It will be posted in the [...]

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What’s New in Windows 8.1 Background Tasks

September 7, 2013 0 Comments

My latest article, What’s New in Windows 8.1 Background Tasks, is now available at Visual Studio Magazine. If you have seen any of my talks on the Windows 8 background APIs, then this article is the update to that conversation. If you have not seen my talk, you can find my TechEd presentation on Channel [...]

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Visual Studio Magazine – Search Article

August 8, 2013 0 Comments

My latest Visual Studio Magazine article has been posted on the Search contract at http://tonyc.me/14nZdfa. The article takes an in-depth look at Search in a Windows Store app and how to tweak and customize it to fit in your app. Make sure you take a look and let folks know if you like it. We [...]

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Windows 8.1: The Hub Control

July 16, 2013 0 Comments
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When you launch Visual Studio 2013, you will see there happens to be a new project type in the Windows Store app category: Hub App. The Hub App template is centered around the new Hub Control that was added to Windows 8.1. It also happens to be my second favorite XAML feature of the new [...]

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Windows 8.1: Data Binding

July 15, 2013 1 Comment
wp-content/uploads/2013/02/group241.png Windows 8.1 XAML Features Series (1 of 2)

By now you all probably have heard all of the latest and greatest things that are coming with Windows 8.1. If you weren’t at Build 2013, make sure you head over to Channel 9 and see what you missed. If you have been keeping up with it, I’m sure there are things that you are [...]

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MSDN Article – Creating a Windows Phone 8 Company Hub App

July 2, 2013 0 Comments

The July issue of MSDN Magazine has my first contribution to the magazine, Creating a Windows Phone 8 Company Hub App. The online version of it can be found at http://tonyc.me/14mRvRr. The article was probably the most involved article that I have written to date. So what’s in the article? Why all kinds of awesomeness [...]

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