metro c# webapi client

Peter Daukintis For my own purposes I wanted to create a test application which I can use as a test-bed to experiment with user interface aspects of Metro. I decided to create a simple REST web service and make create/read/update/delete…

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skydrive upload c# metro

Peter Daukintis A preview of the latest Live SDK for Metro apps can be downloaded here https://connect.microsoft.com/site1226. This is for usage with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (Note that the SDK is a preview version with no go-live license). After…

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metro background audio c# (consumer preview)

Peter Daukintis Some changes occurred in the consumer preview release of Windows 8 regarding background audio; the steps required to get it working are outlined in this forum post http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-AU/winappswithcsharp/thread/2d3496df-a145-4d87-be08-aadd5a8098e2 The steps are Create a MediaElement and set it’s AudioCategory…

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skydrive photo upload wp7

Peter Daukintis I just modified my file upload sample (http://babaandthepigman.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/wp7-skydrive-upload/) to use the PhotoChooserTask to enable photo upload.     Here are the files: https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=4f1b7368284539e5&resid=4F1B7368284539E5!439&parid=4F1B7368284539E5!123

datatemplateselector winrt

by Peter Daukintis Having used DataTemplateSelectors previously with WPF and similar on Silverlight/Windows Phone I decided to check out whether they work the same in a xaml Metro application. It turns out to be pretty much the same (barring a…

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wp7 Collectionviewsource filtering

Having read a recent question on the App Hub Forums I decided to update my previous post on CollectionViewSource http://babaandthepigman.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/wp7-collectionviewsource-sorting-a-listbox/ to enable filtering. So, I added a text box to enter the filter string,     And the following code…

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wp7 skydrive upload

Technorati Tags: wp7dev Download the sdk, which at the time of writing is here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=28195 Next, head over to https://manage.dev.live.com/Applications/Index and add an application. This will provide you with an application Id and a client secret token. You also need…

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Nokia Lumia 800 Developer Gift

A few months back Nokia announced their intention to provide developers with windows phone hardware in the shape of 25000 Lumia 800s (see http://www.winrumors.com/nokia-giving-away-25000-lumia-800-windows-phones-to-developers/). The gifts are available under the following criteria: "Currently a Nokia Developer Champion or Nokia Launchpad…

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WCF web api + developer APi keys

I found myself with the requirement of needing custom authorization for a rest-style web API. The requirements would be something along the lines of Netflix, Twitter, etc. APIs whereby there is a need to identify an application making calls to…

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wp7 – custom control project template

I couldn’t locate a Visual Studio project template for creating a windows phone 7 custom control library. So….I decided to make one. It is pretty straight-forward to create one by hand but the second time the process becomes a bit…

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