Matthias Shapiro

microsoft windows phone evangelist, infovis enthusiast

Category Archives: XAML

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

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

Silverlight 4 Binding and StringFormat in XAML

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I discovered this amazing feature almost by accident and it has made this one part of my design so much easier that I had to

XAML Files for Location Visualizations in Silverlight and WPF

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In the comments of my Silverlight unemployment visualization, someone asked about where I got the US outline. I got it from