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XAML binding resources from a separate assembly

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source: In this post we’re handling the use of resources in your Windows 8 Metro application. As your Windows 8 application can be made available word-wide through the marketplace, there’s no discussion that you should localize the app to target this global market. Before Windows 8, if you were doing XAML development (WPF, Silverlight or Windows Phone), you could use data binding techniques to do the mapping from the RESX-generated class to the XAML UI. By placing the resource reference at the application level (App.xaml) it wasn’t too hard to do your localization. But now with Windows 8, it got
even a lot easier: the app already loads your resource files and there’s a new way of binding in XAML using the x:Uid attribute. .....Read more ...(Read whole news on source site)

SharePoint Saturday Adelaide update

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  Hope you enjoyed the session and all the wonderful sessions through out the day. I hope I've also given you plenty of ideas on how you can mix and match a really rich set of the latest technology in your SharePoint environment.  A summary link of all my related talks on REST, services and JavaScript technologies like jQuery and Knockout are on A direct link to the solution that I used for the demo is at: The PowerPoint presentation is at: Drop me a question if
you want to ask me anything specific related to these topics and I'm more than willing to geek out!  Hope to see you guys again soon. You can find me via T: @johnnliu
E: john.liu at Or grab a business card from me throughout the day!...(Read whole news on source site)

RavenHQ & Amazon EC2 Outage

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Some RavenHQ customers may have noticed that they are currently unable to access their RavenHQ databases. The underlying reason is an outage in Amazon US-EAST-1 region, which is where the server and some of the data base servers are located. Customers with replicated plans should see no disturbance of service, since this should trigger an automatic failover to the secondary node. If you have any questions / require support, please contact us via our support forum: You can see the status report from Amazon below. We managed to restore some service, but then lost it
again (because of EBS timeouts, I suspect). We are currently hard at work at bringing up new servers in additional availability zones, and we hope to restore full functionality as soon as possible. ...(Read whole news on source site)

Using PhoneGap Build with Maven

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This post introduces a Maven plugin for easily building native PhoneGap apps for iOS, Android, WP7 (and more) from any WAR project, in any environment. It assumes that you are familiar with using Maven and have a WAR project you wish to build. In return, when you run your build you’ll get native binaries automatically [...]

StyleCop has been released

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StyleCop was released, today, 29/June at

This version is compatible with the Visual Studio 2012 RC (11.0.50522).

Install order should be : VS2008VS2010VS2012 RCR#6.1.1 msi (for VS2010)R#7.0 (tested with daily build 
This version is now compatible with R# 5.1 (5.1.3000.12), R# 6.0 (6.0.2202.688), R# 6.1 (, R# 6.1.1 (6.1.1000.82) and R# 7.0 ( for this release are:Updated docs for SA1103.
Fix to not throw 1101 when is a nested interface. Added new tests.
Fixes to install the ReSharper plugins back in the main directories for all users.
Styling fixes.
7291. Create indexer documentation
better. Port fixes for 7289 and 7223 to 7.0.0 plugin.
Fix for 7289. Create interface documentation better.
Fix for 7223. Better text for inserted property text.
Ensure WebSites and other folders containing aspx.cs files get analysed.
Add re-analyse Project option to context menus (I asked for this one!)

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#591 – You Can Attach Any Routed Event to Any Control

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When you attach an event handler to a control, you most typically attach a handler for an event that is defined for that control.  For example, the Button control has a Click event defined. In WPF, however, you can actually attach any routed event to any control–whether or not that control defines the event or not.  For [...]

First look at the Windows Phone 8 Marketplace

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source: the windows phone developer blog Greetings from Amsterdam. I'm speaking at Microsoft's TechEd Europe event this week and wanted to share some of what I've been telling audiences here about the new Windows Phone 8 Marketplace-including the list of new markets and new money-making opportunities that Windows Phone 8 makes possible. Before digging in, let me add the same important caveat that everyone has been repeating all week: This is just the beginning of what we'll be saying about Windows Phone 8 and the new store for apps and games in the weeks and months
ahead. Stay tuned to our official blogs for the latest news. More countries As we announced last week, with Windows Phone 8 we're dramatically expanding our footprint around the globe. Consumers will be able to browse and download apps in more than 180 countries at launch-roughly three times the 63 markets served today. Developers, meanwhile, will be able to submit apps to those same markets via App Hub, up from 38 markets. What we haven't shown yet is the exact list of those markets-and today I'm happy to share it (see below).  Keep in mind that it's still...(Read whole news on source site)

Windows Phone: Application name matters

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source: If you are developing an application for your company with a brand name or if you are developing the next Angry Bird game with a cool new name, this post is not for you. However, if you are concocting a generic application like a calculator, a converter, a task manager, you might want continuing to read this post. Last year, I released the Ultimate Poker Manager along with the ad based version Ultimate Poker Manager Free. Those apps are a poker timer, a hand reference helper and a statistic manager that can produce
a whole website with game results and a leaderboard. After a couple of months, I realized that my apps were not gaining traction as much as simple apps like Poker Timer or Poker Hands even if my app was more appealing. With these results, I tried to rebrand the app for Poker Hands & Timer and I added it to the marketplace (only as a free app). I kept the old Ultimate Poker Manager Free in order to be able update the users that installed my app. ...Read more ...(Read whole news on source site)