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Q&A #27 – What are the Emulators available in Windows Phone 8 SDK?

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What are the Emulators available in Windows Phone 8 SDK? When developing a Windows Phone applications using the Windows Phone 8 SDK, the developers have the option to test their Windows Phone App on the following emulators. 1. Emulator WVGA 512 MB (800 × 480) 2. Emulator WVGA (800 × 480) 3. Emulator WXGA (1280 × 768) 4. Emulator 720P

ASP.NET Web API and dependencies in request scope

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Regardless of what types of applications you are building with Web API, sooner or later you will run into a situation where you need to scope certain dependencies to the lifetime of a web request. Examples of these types of … Continue reading →The post ASP.NET Web API and dependencies in request scope appeared first on StrathWeb.

Adding Session support to ASP.NET Web API

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First the disclaimer. Yes, there are a lot of problems with using session in your ASP.NET applications. Moreover, by default, HTTP (and by extension, REST) is stateless – and as a result each HTTP request should carry enough information by … Continue reading →The post Adding Session support to ASP.NET Web API appeared first on StrathWeb.

NOKIA Lumia 920 User Guide

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Anyone interested in this great new device should check out this new user guide published by Nokia: Some great gems in here, new information relates not only to new features in Windows Phone 8 but also some great features unique to the device itself. There really is a wealth of information in this document [...]

WinRT Sharing Made Easy - SoC style

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I put together a little base class to make it an easy and repeatable process to add sharing to any WinRT application. The ability to share content using the share charm is not that difficult to begin with and full details can be found here: Sharing Content. However, I found it helpful to wrap this functionality up into separate classes that are only concerned with how to format the data to be shared. This could be especially helpful in large applications or applications that need to swap that sharing strategies due to application logic, or simply to save
you a few lines of code each page and reuse code across pages. Whatever your reason for interest, lets look at the nuts and bolts. Here is the base class that I put together:
public abstract class BaseSharingManager : IDisposable {   protected DataTransferManager dataTransferManager; protected Func getItem;   public void Subscribe(Func getItem) { this.getItem = getItem;   this.dataTransferManager = DataTransferManager.GetForCurrentView();   this.dataTransferManager.DataRequested += OnDataRequested; }   public void Dispose() ...(Read whole news on source site)

Type Based Template Selector for WinRT

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I missed the implicit DataTemplates of Silverlight so much in WinRT, that I had to create a reusable template selector to help provide a similar behavior. First let’s look at the DataTemplateSelector I came up with:
public class TypeBasedDataTemplateSelector : DataTemplateSelector { public TypeBasedDataTemplateSelector() { this.TemplateSuffix = "DataTemplate"; }
public string TemplateSuffix { get; set; }   public DataTemplate DefaultTemplate { get; set; }   protected override DataTemplate SelectTemplateCore(object item, DependencyObject container) {   DataTemplate template = this.DefaultTemplate;   if (item != null) ...(Read whole news on source site)

Productivity Power Tools 2012

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By popular request, the new version of the Productivity Power Tools has arrived for Visual Studio 2012! These tools are the fruit of a few passionate engineers on the Visual Studio team that love sharing the power of Visual Studio with customers. The Productivity Power Tools are one of the top gallery extensions for Visual Studio 2010. With your feedback, some of the features made it into Visual Studio 2012 including Quick Find, Solution Explorer (nee Navigator), Quick Launch, and the new Add Reference dialog. The new edition enables the rest of the tools for Visual Studio 2012 and adds some new
ones. In this post, we’d like to tell you about what is included in this power-packed release, a refresher for those of you that used the 2010 version and an introduction to those of you that haven’t! We’d love to hear what you think about these tools, please send us your feedback on the pack’s Gallery Page. Previously Available Tools Many of the tools included in the 2010 version of the Productivity Power Tools are available in this version as well. Here is a summary: Enhanced Scrollbar provides a source map of your file in the scroll bar that allow you to...(Read whole news on source site)