Monthly Archives: March 2014

Grunt-Deploy-WPXap: Using Grunt to deploy your Windows Phone application

I like Grunt.js, I think it is pretty easy to use and I think creating custom tasks for it are pretty easy. But I am also currently building Windows Phone applications. Seems like these 2 things do not really mix … Continue reading 

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Fixing a side effect w/ the Expander Control in Windows Phone

I am a huge fan of the Telerik Windows Phone UI controls, I think they are simple to use and they ‘JUST WORK’. When building a large list of items performance can become an issue. Because of this the RadJumpList … Continue reading 

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Grunt-Bump-WMAppManifest: Updating Version Information for Windows Phone via Grunt

In a previous post showed how to use Grunt.js to update the version number inside the Windows Phone WPAppManifest.xml file. In that post shows you how to create a custom task in grunt to accomplish this. This works great but … Continue reading 

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Using Grunt to update WMAppManifest.xml version number (Windows Phone Manifest)

In my previous post I shows how to use Grunt.js to update the AssemblyInfo.cs file. In this post I am going to show you how to update the WMAppManifest.xml file. This is the manifest file which is used by Windows … Continue reading 

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Unit Testing Json Result data in WinRT applications

If you are building applications today which access data via any type of web based API it is very likely you going to be consuming data which is formatted as Json. When you get your data back you are almost certainly … Continue reading 

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Using Grunt to Update the AssemblyInfo.cs version number

Grunt.js is a slick task runner which can be used for stuff other than JavaScript. In fact Our team is using it to build our .Net and Windows Phone code as well. Recently we just added a new task which … Continue reading 

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C# Feature I would love — Dynamic Types w/ Interfaces

Today I realized I wanted a feature in C#, but it was not there. Imagine you have the code below public class Foo{ public void Bar(){ var fieldValue = new { ParentKey = “something”, SectionKey = “section”, FieldKey = “field”, … Continue reading 

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Binding to the TitleTemplate in a Windows Phone Panorama Control

When building Windows Phone applications it is very common to use the Panorama Control to setup your layout.  But did you know that you have the ability to apply a template to the Panorama’s title (remember the title is for … Continue reading 

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