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APress Deal of the Day 23/November/2014 - Windows 8 MVVM Patterns Revealed

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Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Windows 8 MVVM Patterns Revealed. "The Model-View-View-Model (MVVM) pattern is held in high regard by many developers as an excellent way of creating sophisticated modern applications. It's clear seperation of presentation and business logic produces a clean implementation that promotes speed, scalability and code reuse in applications with a complex UI. These strengths have found it favor with WPF and Silverlight developers. It is now increasingly being employed for Windows 8 apps, a purpose to which it is ideally suited as this
book will show." "In this brief, information-rich, guide we will show you how MVVM works with both XAML (C#) and HTML5 (JavaScript) flavors of Windows 8. Beginning with a brief recap of MVVM concepts under .NET - to provide a common frame of reference - we will then delve into the details of how MVVM can best be implemented in Metro-style apps for Windows 8 and show a working application framework in each case." ...(Read whole news on source site)

Escape the Curly Braces in XAML

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Windows Phone 8 Development using Oxygene.NET Tutorials Visual Studio 2013 Tips & Tricks Windows Phone 8.1 (Windows Runtime) Tutorials Windows Phone 8 Tutorials If you want to set the value of a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to set the Minimum Width for a Windows Store App ?

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If you wanted to set the minimum width for a Windows Store App , you can use set it in the package.appxmanifest manifest file. How to set the Minimum Width for a Windows Store App ? 1. Launch Visual Studio 2013 and open your Windows Store Project. 2. Open the package.appxmanifest manifest file from Visual [...]
2012 Tips and Tricks – Show Open Project Dialog on Start UpCreating a Windows Store App using HTML, JavaScript and CSS
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Black Friday Deals 2014 – Office Depot

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Office Depot will start its Black Friday 2014 deals from this Thursday (November 27) with some good deals on the laptops and tablets specially on Dell and Toshiba . Black Friday Deals 2014 – Office Depot Below are some of the good deals available as a part of Black Friday 2014 at Office Depot 9″ HD [...]

ASP.NET NHibernateDataSource

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A long, long time ago, I wrote a NHibernateDataSource control. Back then, it was based in the first LINQ provider for NHibernate, and a long has happened since. Now, I decided to give it another go! Historically, in ASP.NET, a data control should inherit from DataSourceControl, like ObjectDataSource, LinqDataSource, EntityDataSource, SqlDataSource, etc, and should expose collections for parameters for each of the supported operations (select, update, delete and insert). Since ASP.NET 4, however, a new base class came along: QueryableDataSource. This class is an implementation of
IQueryableDataSource, which allows using QueryExtender, also introduced in version 4, to filter and sort the results of a data source that uses LINQ.I wanted my control to be able to use QueryExtender, but I also wanted to be able to give it an HQL query. It should also be capable of inserting, updating and deleting entities.So, here’s what I came up with, first, the NHibernateDataSource class:

The Microsoft Band and me–three weeks later

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Why? How? I will be honest – I wasn’t really thinking the whole thing about wearables is more than a bit overhyped marketing stuff and that I personally would not get much use of it. Sure, you had all these devices that could track your running but I am not a really sporty person nor do I feel the need to tell the whole world where I was while I go running. Which is easy enough, because I don’t. So when I woke op on October 30th with the news the Microsoft Band had launched out of the
blue, I was surprised but not really enticed by what I deemed to be ‘yet another fitness device’. Boy, was I wrong. My gadget addicted former colleague Jarno Peshier - who had read up on the specs - contacted me that morning, writing “I want one. You will be in the USA soon (for the MVP Summit). Let’s order two, you take them home, and split the next day delivery costs”. I was like, “what the heck, it’s not that expensive and if I don’t like it I can probably sell it off easily as they are...(Read whole news on source site)

APress Deal of the Day 22/Nov/2014 - Pro Exchange Server 2013 Administration

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Originally posted on:'s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Pro Exchange Server 2013 Administration. “Pro Exchange Server 2013 Administration starts with what’s new, leads you through deployment, presents configuration and management best practices, and ends with real world troubleshooting tips.”