Category Archives: WindowsPhone

Using multiple styles on elements in XAML (Windows 8/WP7)

XAML styles are great for creating formatting and general properties setters that can be applied to elements in your UI easily. They are used massively in Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Silverlight as well as in WPF. (Note that some … Continue reading

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XamlReader and “XamlParseException occurred Message=Unknown parser error: Scanner 2147500037”

XamlReader is a great tool for loading arbitrary XAML in your application. There are a number of rules you need to follow though (not all XAML that would otherwise load into an app would load with it) – some of … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Resiliency – Downloads

In the last four posts, I discussed various ways of allowing you as the developer to control portions of your app and allowing you to fix or change portions of your app without having to submit the app to the marketplace. … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Resiliency – do more

In the last three posts in this series, I showed you how to write your apps in a way that will allow you to future proof them to an extent. There are a few tips & tricks I wanted to … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Change Resiliency – Javascript

In the previous post, I discussed how you can use XPath to solve a lot of resiliency issues with external dependencies. In this post, I will show how to use Javascript (through JINT) to write parts of your code in … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Change Resiliency – XPath

In the previous post, I laid out the reasoning behind making your application resilient to change. In this post, I will look at the easiest way to build resiliency into your application – by using XPath expressions. XPath was originally … Continue reading

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Change Resilient Windows Phone Apps

Or: How to fix bugs and change behavior without submitting a new version of your app to the marketplace. If you ever wrote a Windows Phone app that’s even slightly complex, you must know that feeling of dread of finding … Continue reading

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