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Category Archives: Windows 8

How to use Windows 8 font icons in XAML

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As of July, 2104, this works for Windows 8 (and greater) and Windows Phone 8 (and greater). All the icons are listed

Using Vectors in an App Bar (Windows 8 + Windows Phone 8.1)

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I’m going to do this backwards. I'll start assuming you already have your vector icon in XAML. Then, how to import your

Windows 8 GridView Cross-Swipe and Tap (multi-selection + single selection)

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This is for getting a GridView to use the same drag-down = select,  tap = action interaction model that we see on the

Missing OpenStreamForWriteAsync on my StorageFile

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I have a sample that I use when serializing data in order to save it to a StorageFile in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. It

Weekly Links 12-18-2012

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Design and Usability See What I Mean: How to Use Comics to Communicate Ideas – Written by Kevin Cheng, one of the

Windows 8 Style CheckBox/RadioButton in Windows Phone

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I love the “checked” style in Windows 8. Clean, slick, I just like the style. So I implemented it in Windows

Windows 8 / Windows Phone Code Sharing: HttpWebRequest GetResponseAsync

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I’m working on building helpers for sharing code between Windows 8 (Windows Store) and Windows Phone. Keep an eye on my