Matthias Shapiro

developer/integrator with IdentityMine, infovis enthusiast

Category Archives: XAML

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

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 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

Azure Microsoft Translation in Windows Phone (The Easy Way)

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There are few things more awesome than the Microsoft Translate service available on the Azure Marketplace. Unfortunately,

Uploading an Image to Facebook in Windows Phone 7 (Silverlight)

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This is a full-featured tutorial, walking through design, structure, UI and photo formatting. If you just want to know how

Fun Theme-Friendly Windows Phone Icon

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When designing a “You are here” icon for the map in ShopSavvy (download now on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7.

Theme Forcing for Windows Phone 7 (Silverlight)

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Let's say you don't really want to play nice with the theming engine in Windows Phone 7. This would be pretty

Basic Windows Phone 7 Motion Design

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Click here if you don’t want to hear me complain about the Silverlight toolkit and you just want to get to the