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W8WIL #2: Declaratively Specifying an ItemTemplate in a Fragment

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I've been playing quite a bit over the last few days with the new Windows 8 Release Preview, as part of a special team project I'm working on with some of my fellow DEs. One of the areas I was working on is doing some simple databinding using a ListView control in a JavaScript Metro style app based on the Navigation App template. In this second installment of my Windows 8, What I've Learned series, I'll give you a tip that may help save you some pain and troubleshooting time when declaratively associating an ItemTemplate for
a ListView control inside a page fragment. I was able to very easily create an array with a couple of objects, each with a couple of properties, and then bind those to the ListView by passing the array to the constructor of the WinJS.Binding.List object, which gave me a List object with a dataSource property that I could assign to the ListView's itemDataSource property in the ready() function of home.js, like so:listView.winControl.itemDataSource = myList.dataSource; So far, so good…when I ran the project, the data showed up, in JavaScript object style, as expected. But since that's not a very interesting...(Read whole news on source site)

Azure Fluent Management v 0.4 Released

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If you haven’t tried Fluent Management yet try it now! It’s beginning to shape up into quite a powerful library. There are several features which are on cards for the lib between v0.4 and v0.5 most of which revolve around ServiceSystemWatchers and Upgrades but the deployment side of things is done now. We’re also going [...]

Download Windows 8 Release Preview

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Finally, the Windows 8 Release Preview was released yesterday which is slated to be the last release before the final version and is now available for download . Windows 8 Release Preview has lot of feature enhancements like More personalization options for start screen Family Safety features Improvements in People and Mail apps Bing-powered Travel [...]

Installing Eclipse on Windows 8 and connecting to TFS 2012

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I will be running a bunch of demos on a couple of weeks with TFS & Eclipse working together. Although I have a cloud instance that I can connect to, what about when I have no network. So I have to get familiar with the interface and what better way to start than to get [...]-Do you want to move to Visual Studio 11 Team Foundation Service NOW? Microsoft is providing a Go-Live licence (that means that it is supported in production) and you can use it today! For help moving forward contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bridging the PhoneGap Published in Visual Studio Magazine (June 2012)

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I have a new featured article published in print and online in Visual Studio Magazine today called, “Bridging the PhoneGap”. This article take a look at PhoneGap with Windows Phone 7. See below for more information and a link to the online article. Article Introduction PhoneGap is used for building mobile applications across a range of devices with JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. Learn how to use PhoneGap to build a Windows Phone application that can be easily ported to another phone. The Full Article The full article is hosted on Visual Studio Magazine
and you can access it by clicking here. Don’t forget to rate it and leave comments if you have any problems.  
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RESTful Services: Authenticating Clients Using Basic Authentication

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Security is important... period. There is no getting around it and we should all have it in mind when developing services of any type. So today I want to speak to the 1st of 2 different mainstream methods used for authenticating client calls to your WCF RESTful service. This post will expand on my last post here titled: Creating a WCF RESTful Service And Secure It Using HTTPS Over SSL. Keeping in the same genre of services types as before, I am speaking about WCF RESTful Services hosted on the internet and authentication methods prominent to this type
of scenario. For intranet based RESTful services, you can employ the help of Windows based authentication to authenticate clients inside a Windows domain. However with the popularity of exposing data in a RESTful manner via the internet and the lack of built in security (as opposed to the cradle that Windows can be), I am keeping this focus to the services exposing data for internet scenarios.

In my last post I showed that once you secured the service using a SSL certificate, you could now view a security context when debugging. This is important because now we need to...(Read whole news on source site)