Category Archives: Development

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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Becoming a real mobile developer, and a return to blogging

This site has been pretty quiet for a while now, but I will begin adding content here again soon. I’ve got my first app submitted to the Windows Phone app store and I’m hopeful that it will pass Microsoft’s testing … Continue reading

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Qt 5 beta has been releasesd

In the midst of all this Windows Phone hype, we have good Qt news – Qt 5 beta is here.  The eventual release is target for November and in the meantime they will be testing the new features, app compatibility … Continue reading

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