Author Archives: bluechrism

About bluechrism

I am a software developer with most professional experience in the Windows .Net realm and I'm currently a WPF developer with Starkey Labs. However, I have wanted for some time to start the mobile developer journey properly and being an N900 owner, this was to be in the realm of QT. Job hunting, moving to Minnesota and changing jobs put my plans on hold 6-12 months but things are starting to settle now, just as I'm getting sorted to start some things, Microsoft and Nokia merge. This blog is about my novice mobile development experiences and hopefully will end up complete with links to download some apps on various platforms, but obviously by the name, Sybian, Maemo/Meego and Windows Mobile. In other stuff, I am English, I support Everton FC, I have visited Glastonbury music festival 5 times and recommend it to anyone. I am married and my wife and i have a dog called Friday.

One Windows Dev

This week, I have launched my new blog at http://www.OneWindowsDev.com.  It’s early days, there are only 2 posts so far and I am sure I’ll be playing with the style and other customizations in the next few weeks, but it’s … Continue reading

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Leaning code, learning blogging, and just learning

I’ll be resuming blogging in the near future, however this blog has been effectively dead since October 2013. Yes, there has been one post since then. These days, the name is out of date, and some of the technologies mentioned … Continue reading

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Creating a Numbers only TextBox

So this isn’t a major problem, but in an app like Shoppers Calculator, there are various places where numbers get entered, and a lot of repeat code to validate entry, or limit the user to a certain number of decimal … Continue reading

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Custom Message Box

So just a quickie but for an improvement I’m making to Shoppers Calculator I decided one way to get past a hurdle I was up against was to use a MessageBox or similar to ask the user to enter some … Continue reading

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Theming images – why Expression Design is great

Microsoft Expression design is a really useful tool, and it’s now free – you can download Expression Design from Microsoft right here. “But why should I?” you may ask. I know people have their tool of choice from Photoshop, to … Continue reading

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Using app bar icons outside the app bar – how to get light / dark theming to work

The Windows Phone SDK provides a bunch of stock app bar icons and there are several other libraries. You can also make your own, by creating a white on transparent image in a png, at 76 x 76 pixels. These … Continue reading

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How to create a custom scrolling list, which scrolls to newly added items.

So you want to show a scrollable list n screen but you don’t want to use a ListBox.  One reason for this might be because you want to take advantage of something lie width and Listbox dosn’t use up it’s … Continue reading

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