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Sunday, December 4, 2011 6:34 PM | Comments

Series Introduction and Outline This series is going to walk through building a polished, functioning Windows Phone app from start to finish. The app is called Realworld Stocks and the full source code will be available on CodePlex as the series progresses. I’ll be using Mercurial to encourage forking and maybe even pull requests from developers who want to contribute their own real-world solutions. View the Series Introduction and Outline Navigation Basics Even though this series assumes a basic understanding of Windows Phone development I want to briefly touch on the basics of page navigation. Windows Phone apps follow a basic stateless navigation paradigm very similar to that of a web app. Each page in the app is represented by a URL ending with .xaml. How to Navigate to a new Page (the bad way) ...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 1:19 AM | Comments

Series Introduction and Outline This series is going to walk through building a polished, functioning Windows Phone app from start to finish. The app is called Realworld Stocks and the full source code will be available on CodePlex as the series progresses. I’ll be using Mercurial to encourage forking and maybe even pull requests from developers who want to contribute their own real-world solutions. View the Series Introduction and Outline Choices In the Microsoft world we have no shortage of client and server-side HTTP stacks to choose from. Rather than try to cover every possible combination, and to prevent this topic from getting too long-winded, I will keep this part succinct. Our first major decisions revolve around the following options: SOAP or REST? WCF or ASP.NET MVC? Without getting too deep into it,...

Friday, October 21, 2011 1:33 AM | Comments

Series Introduction and Outline This series is going to walk through building a polished, functioning Windows Phone app from start to finish. The app is called Realworld Stocks and the full source code will be available on CodePlex as the series progresses. I’ll be using Mercurial to encourage forking and maybe even pull requests from developers who want to contribute their own real-world solutions. View the Series Introduction and Outline The windows phone panorama Many apps lend themselves nicely to a Windows Phone Panorama. CTA Watch looks similar but it’s actually a Pivot with a background image. After going back and forth for a bit with Real-world Stocks I decided that the panorama looked pretty nice and went with it. Thanks again @Templarian for the background! Be sure to hit...

Sunday, October 16, 2011 6:27 PM | Comments

Series Introduction and Outline This series is going to walk through building a polished, functioning Windows Phone app from start to finish. The app is called Realworld Stocks and the full source code will be available on CodePlex as the series progresses. I’ll be using Mercurial to encourage forking and maybe even pull requests from developers who want to contribute their own real-world solutions. View the Series Introduction and Outline Caliburn.Micro Many Windows Phone Applications use a lightweight MVVM framework for basic infrastructure services. Realworld Stocks is going to use Caliburn.Micro. I have had great success with Caliburn.Micro in my previous Windows Phone and Silverlight apps. CM was created by Rob Eisenberg and is under active development and has a great community and following. This article is going to walk through a lot of Caliburn.Micro setup, but...

Sunday, October 16, 2011 4:56 PM | Comments

Series Introduction and Outline This series is going to walk through building a polished, functioning Windows Phone app from start to finish. The app is called Realworld Stocks and the full source code will be available on CodePlex as the series progresses. I’ll be using Mercurial to encourage forking and maybe even pull requests from developers who want to contribute their own real-world solutions. View the Series Introduction and Outline Before you begin, install NuGet! NuGet is a Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to install and update open source libraries and tools in Visual Studio. It can be installed directly from within Visual Studio and only takes a minute. In Visual Studio: Tools –> Extension Manager and find NuGet   Defining our Solution Structure For our solution we are going...

Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:45 PM | Comments

Series Introduction and Outline This series is going to walk through building a polished, functioning Windows Phone app from start to finish. The app is called Realworld Stocks and the full source code will be available on CodePlex as the series progresses. I’ll be using Mercurial to encourage forking and maybe even pull requests from developers who want to contribute their own real-world solutions. Realworld Stocks The app we are creating is called Realworld Stocks, and this is what it looks like as of today. It’s not much yet, but hey, we’re only a few days in! Hopefully as the series progresses we’ll end up with a pretty nice looking stocks app ready for marketplace submission.   Series Outline The following is a rough outline for how I expect this series to progress. Some parts will probably be...