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No BindingExpression in WinRT?

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The lack of the BindingExpression type and related functionality in WinRT is a serious issue to anyone trying to create custom controls. Hopefully this issue will be resolved post-beta. Sadly, the only information I’ve been able to find on this topic from Microsoft is the suggestion to use LostFocus event handlers instead of binding. Obviously that’s a pretty useless workaround when trying to create a custom control I started writing a data binding engine for Android (because they don’t have one at all). It would be a serious shame if
we’re forced to write a data binding engine for XAML in WinRT just to be able to implement basic custom control concepts… ...(Read whole news on source site)

Daily Windows 8 Development News 23 April 2012

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Dev News feed or follow us on Twitter @winphonegeek . (We list the latest Windows Phone 7 development activities.) ...(Read whole news on source site)

Daily WP7 Development News 23 April 2012

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Skype For Windows Phone v1.0 Released

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Skype for Windows Phone was made available as Beta version for the Windows Phone users in february and now the version 1.0 is available for download from Windows Phone Marketplace. Just uninstall the current Beta version of the Skype version from Your Windows Phone (if previously installed) and install the [...]

Windows 8, BYOD, and AD membership

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Microsoft recently posted some details regarding the way Windows 8 (specifically ARM-based tablets running Windows RT) will work in a domain. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/04/19/managing-quot-byo-quot-pcs-in-the-enterprise-including-woa.aspx This related article from Steven Vaughan-Nichols suggests that Microsoft’s strategy is flawed: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/windows-8-tablets-not-open-for-business/2261?tag=nl.e539
And he could be right, but I think there’s substantial room for hope. I speculate that Microsoft is thinking along the following lines: If a company buys a Win8 tablet for an employee, they’ll probably buy an Intel-based tablet so it can be a tablet and also a laptop (with a keyboard/mouse), and most importantly so it can run existing line of business applications required for the employee to do their actual work.

I have such a tablet...(Read whole news on source site)

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