Dealing with page resize in Windows Store Applications using Caliburn.Micro

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Windows Store Applications allow the user to change the size of the application and change the the layout to e vertical or horizontal. in order to provide god user experience we want adapt our view to different modes. For instance, showing a grid like view when in Full Horizontal mode and change it a List when we are snapped to side (and look vertical). The examples and guidelines on how to change your view based on the page layout change are around those option: In your page XAML write the representation for both mode and change visibility...

Creating a Dialog service for Windows Store apps using Caliburn.Micro

Friday, November 28, 2014

When you want to display a dislog screen in windows store apps, you can use Flyout, MessageDialog or Popup the first two should be used for the simple cases – message prompts, question, basic user interaction. But if you need to display a richer dialog then Popup is the right fit. The MVVM way to open those dialogs is by using some kind of DialogService that will be called from you ViewModels. in all the sample i've seen on using Popup it always has a strong coupling to the View itself, meaning the Popup was embedded inside the view...
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Using extension SDKs in without installing it

Monday, September 29, 2014

In my Windows 8.1 project I wanted to use the SQLite PCL library. I Installed it from nuget and everything worked great so I committed the changes to the source control and moved on. When my colleague pulled the changes, it didn't compiled. The nuget package installed an extension SDK for me but apparently it doesn't install it when you restore the package (very bad for CI). So it seems that the only solution is putting the SDK inside our 3rdParty folder and putting it as part of our source control, but unfortunately this wasn't an easy task – so im writing about...
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