WP7 The Mask Way– Rating Control and More

30/04/2011

WP7 The Mask Way– Rating Control and More In the last couple of months since Microsoft has release the WP7 I’ve started to build games and apps in XNA and Silverlight. Regarding building games, it’s different then building applications, especially in UI… and most of the developers don’t like dealing with UI, but UI doesn’t have to be so scary and I’ll start this post with a nice and simple technic I learned when I worked with Photoshop called “Masking”. The first example I’ll take from the first game I built called = “Raise My Dog” - Raise My...

Metro Style Now Available For Download

29/04/2011

Metro Style Now Available For Download Couple of weeks ago I post about a new tool I’ve built  Test Case Migrator Between Projects – WPF Metro, I gave this tool couple of Design Hours based on Microsoft Metro Style (Not Out Yet…). Since than I got lots of requests to publish this Style and also I got lots of compliments so here it is!  App.xaml   Full Project
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Drunk?!?! Kruskal’s or Prim’s

27/04/2011

Drunk?!?! Kruskal's or Prim’s After a lovely dinner with my girlfriend I found myself unable to drive home after drinking more than 1.5 litter of wine. Before I was able to drive home I  started to drink water and I’ve started to think how to get home without the police catching me…?#?#?#?#?#?# The first thing that popups was – Prim's algorithm is a greedy algorithm that finds a minimum spanning tree for a connected weighted undirected graph. This means it finds a subset of the edges that forms a tree that includes every vertex, where the...
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Planning Sprints For MIX 2011

09/04/2011

Planning Sprints For MIX 2011 Today I flying to Las Vegas to attend the MIX 2011 conference, me and 12 other consultants from Sela Group will be there to here about the latest news in Web, Azure and WP7 and of course to have lots of FUN! I've also attend MIX 2010 and after that experience (losing in Black Jack) I wrote an article Black Jack Using Scrum – Winner Winner Chicken Dinner This year I’m going to give it a try and see if this methodology will improve my odds – I’ll let you know!...
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WP7 – How To Extend ListBox When Reaching Last Item

06/04/2011

WP7 – How To Extend ListBox When Reaching Last Item I’m building a WP7 application that contains a ListBox with search results,right now when the user reached the end of the ListBox he need to press the “Next Button” to bring more results from the server, however this is a bad solution and I wanted to extend the list automatically when the user reaches the last item on the list. There are many way to to implement this, and here is the simplest way how to listen ListBox Vertical Offset Event and update your ListBox automatically when...

Build folders for Team Explorer

02/04/2011

Build folders for Team Explorer Terje Sandstrøm is a VS ALM MVP from Inmeta, couple of months ago his team built a cool extension for Team Explorer that creates Build Folders based on naming convention, all you need to do is change your Build Definition name to contain “.”,  people who don’t have the tool installed just see build definitions with “.”s in the name and everything keeps working.  Brian Harry also wrote about this tool - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2011/04/01/build-folders.aspx The binary is available through Code gallery now, at http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/35daa606-4917-43c4-98ab-38632d9dbd45 Enjoy

VS ALM Microsoft MVP For Another Year!

01/04/2011

VS ALM Microsoft MVP For Another Year! This is my third time as VS ALM MVP and still excited like it’s the first time I got this email: “Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2010 Microsoft® MVP Award!” I would like start saying Thanks to My Mentor and my good friend Guy Burstein (The King!!!) who guide me and help me getting where I’m today. Guy is working in the Developer & Platform Adoption Group at Microsoft Israel, helping customers and technical guys like me in Israel in building their...