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    Windows 8: Storing JSON Data for Conference Buddy

    December 13, 2012 Share
    Once we gather the data, we’d like to save it to a format that will be consistent across Windows 8 C# and Windows 8 Javascript, as well as Windows 8 Phone. For now, we’ve settled on JSON as a common persistence and wire-format. While JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation, there are good libraries for converting .NET objects to JSON and back.

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    Windows 8: Adding An AppBar to Conference Buddy

    December 12, 2012 Share
    In the most recent posting, we looked at a wire-frame that illustrated some of the data we’ll be collecting. The user fills in the fields, but then how does the user indicate Save or Cancel? It would be tempting to add buttons right beneath the data entry form, but the design guidelines call for keeping Chrome, including such buttons, out of sight.

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    Creating a Level Meter with RadRadialGauge

    December 06, 2012 Share
    I received an email from an old buddy on the Windows team at Microsoft, who is using Telerik RadControls for Windows 8 to build an application. He asked how to create a RadRadialGauge with 0 at the center, and negative numbers to the left and positive numbers to the right (click on illustration for full size) for his Level Meter (part of a Synthesizer control). None of the examples show how to do this, but it really only takes setting four properties to get just the effect he was looking for...
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    Evolving Simple Wireframes With AppMock

    December 06, 2012 Share
    In an earlier post I introduced the initial wire-frame design for an application that I’ll be creating from scratch in XAML and C#, tentatively named Conference Buddy. As noted in that article, Phil Japikse will be creating the same application in HTML/JavaScript and Michael Crump will be creating the companion application for Windows Phone 8. As we think about and design (and re-design), we’ve switched over to a Telerik AppMockPage1show case application named AppMock , available in the Windows Store.
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    Creating A Win8 App From Scratch–A Scrolling Home Page

    November 29, 2012 Share
    In a previous article I discussed the project that I’ll be building in Windows 8.  We started with a couple screen mock-ups and then passed these to the designers who came back with preliminary designs.  While these designs were not ready for Prime Time, they were enough to get me started coding (okay, I would have started coding without them, who can wait?)