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WordPress Universal API

December 12, 2014

Climbing back out of the rabbit hole I got myself into (see http://tonyc.me/1wjOD5Y), I’ve finished with my first iteration of the WordPress library for universal apps. This still has some cleaning up to do and you will need to download the xmlrpc.universal project from http://github.com/TonyChampion/xmlrpc.universal in order for it to work. Currently the project supports […]

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XMLRPC Universal API

December 11, 2014

It can be amazing how deep a rabbit hole can go. I recently decided to update an existing WordPress project (more on that to come soon) from a Windows Phone Silverlight solution to an universal app. In doing so, I thought I would snag an API that would make my life easier. Couldn’t find one […]

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Denver Day Day 2014

November 2, 2014

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

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

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

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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Visual Studio Magazine – Search Article

August 8, 2013

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
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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
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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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Examining the Windows Store apps AppxManifest at Runtime

January 30, 2013

If you have spent any time at all working on Windows Store apps, then you have become familiar with the package.appxmanifest file. This is a very important part of your application and helps define how your application will run within Windows 8. At a very basic level, this is where you set things like the […]

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