Tag Archives: Windows 8

ColdTask implementation for Windows 8

Tasks in Windows 8 are used all over the place – they are a really great way of getting things done asynchronously. Sometimes though, you find yourself wanting to change the way these tasks execute. Most .NET tasks are “hot” … Continue reading

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Turn any UserControl into a pleasing Dialog/Flyout in Windows 8

Windows 8 comes with a somewhat extended Message box functionality – you can control the text on the message box and the content of the buttons. However, for Flyouts and arbitrary content, there’s no easy mechanism to use. WinRT does, … Continue reading

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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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