Matthias Shapiro

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Category Archives: Blend

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 Phone StringFormat Binding And Blend

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This is a simple, straight-forward walk-through for doing StringFormat binding in Blend. It is meant to go along with my

App Bars in Windows Phone 7 In Blend

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App bars in Windows Phone 7 are actually a pretty cool little bit of functionality. They give the user 1-4 instantly

Using WrapPanel and DockPanel in Windows Phone 7 With Blend

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I’m currently working on porting the run-away hit mobile application ShopSavvy to Windows Phone 7 (sign up to be a beta

Code for MIX10 Information Visualization Talk Demos

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As promised, I'm posting my code for the demos from my MIX10 "Creating Effective Information Visualization in Silverlight"

How To Create An Animated ScrollViewer (or ListBox) in WPF

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UPDATED 05/22/09 In the comments, someone mentioned that the project wasn't working properly for keyed scrolling. I've

Using the “Tag” Field And Triggers To Avoid Writing a Value Converter in WPF

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I was working on a project recently and I wanted one of my layout controls to have a different margin based on a certain

Using Silverlight to Display JSON Data (Collected From The New York Times API)

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In this post, you’ll either need to walk through this tutorial on how to call and prepare JSON data gathered from the New

Adventures with JSON and Silverlight (and the New York Times)

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Summary: In this post, I walk through the basics of using Silverlight to query the New York Times Article API and display

6 Tips For Designers For Translating Your Comps Into XAML

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I'd been holding out on this post in the interest of getting it just right. I think with more time I would add more stuff,