DANIEL VAUGHAN

Generating Localized Resources In Mono For Android Using T4

14 Apr 2013

Introduction Recently I have been using the Xamarin products: Mono for iOS and Mono for Android, to port some of our Windows Phone apps to iOS and Android. I like the Xamarin products a lot. Being able to contain most of my development activities to the familiar environment of Visual Studio has made getting up to speed easier. One key facet of the Xamarin products, in particular Mono for Android, is that they do not...

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Resolving The Issue Emulator Not Able To Connect To The Windows Phone Os

31 Oct 2012

The Windows Phone 8.0 SDK is out, and while most sink their teeth into its cavalcade of new features, a few may encounter a small road bump when moving to the RTW version; as I did. After moving from a pre-release version of the Windows Phone 8 SDK to the RTW, I found that I was unable to launch the Windows Phone emulator because of a networking issue. The emulator would pop up the following...

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Knockout Style Observables In Xaml

25 Jul 2012

This week there was a short discussion on the WPF Disciples about Knockout observables and the implications of field level and owner level data bindings. The discussion can be found in the guts of this post. I wanted to explore the topic further, and I decided to take a stab at implementing something analogous to Knockout Observables and Computed Observables in WPF. In this article we look at implementing field level change notification in WPF,...

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Knockout Inline Binding Handlers

13 Jul 2012

Recently I’ve been working on a HTML5 single page application (SPA). I’ve been relying Knockout with Script#. Nearly all of my application logic is in C#, which has allowed me to reuse a lot of my previously thought out approaches to validation and so forth. I complement that with smatterings of JS in the form of binding handlers and so forth. I’m really pleased with this approach so far. I’ve been finding myself creating Knockout...

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Using T4 To Generate Windows Phone Wmappmanifest Files

06 Apr 2012

Recently, Eric Schoenholzer began an interesting discussion on the Windows Phone Experts group on linkedin centred around techniques for effectively monetizing your apps on the Windows Phone marketplace. In particular, he raised the interesting question of whether it is better to publish a single app with a trial, or whether it is more effective to go for two apps: a free version with ads and a paid version without ads. These days I favour the...

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