18 07 2017
Process indicator is available in Xamarin Forms and here it is called as “activity indicator”. It renders different on different devices as progress indicator is not general UI feature everywhere. This blog post shows how to use process indicator with Xamarin Forms.
17 07 2017
Tizen is Linux-based open-source platform for mobile phones and TV-s. Earlier this year Samsung announced Tizen development tools for Visual Studio and now it is time to try out how things work. Although the tooling is still in preview and there is no stable version, it still possible to start playing with Tizen development. This blog post gives overview of my first experiences with Xamarin Forms and Tizen development.
25 04 2017
In the beginning of year I bought Lumia 950 and got Continuum with it for free. Lumia 950 is excellent phone and I started experimenting with it. One of my first experiments was to make it companion device for meetings so I don’t have to drag my work laptop with me. Developers usually work on powerful laptops and often these machines are annoying to carry around.
27 07 2016
I have one big OneNote notebook that I need also on my Windows Phone. While this notebook was not very big synchronization worked well on both WP8 and WP10. But after growing over 120MB both phones had suddenly synchronization issues. Notebook was usually synchronized partially with many pages missing from WP and some changes to existing pages were never synchronized to phone. This blog post provides one not so nice solution for these problems.
16 06 2016
Universal Windows Platform is almost new kid on the street and it’s time for developers to find out what it is, how it works and why to bother. In this post I make short introduction to UWP for developers. I also share some of my thoughts about platform and point out some useful resources that help you to get started.
5 02 2016
Our beer cooling solution is not controllable through IoT Hub and it reports data there. We can control our device through simple command line application but it is not enough for us. In this post we start building Universal Windows Application that helps us monitor temperatures. In this post we focus on mobile application.
4 02 2016
We are eager to try out our beer cooling solution and we want to see it in action. We want to visualize our data and keep eye on temperature of cooling beer. Before doing anything more complex like building web or mobile app we make a quick shortcut and bring our data to web, desktop and mobile. This post is about Power BI in action.
3 11 2015
I’m glad to announce some new presentations for conferences happening next year. I have held strong research focus lately on Microsoft Azure and Windows IoT and therefore my new presentations cover mostly these topics. All these new presentations are in big part technical demos that illustrate technologies mentioned.
9 05 2014
I made introductory presentation about Universal Windows Applications to local Microsoft User Group. In the end of presentation I introduced some of my speculations about the future of Universal Windows Applications. Here’s my thoughts about what happens next.
9 12 2013
When building application that works both on WinRT and Window Phone you use Portable Class Libraries (PCL) for shared classes. As there are many application specific things that are not same on different platforms or that are not supported by PCL then you have to make some architectural decisions when creating shared functionalities. In this posting I will focus on persisting data for offline use.
19 10 2012
Some years ago I published list of Microsoft training kits for developers. Now it’s time to make a little refresh and list current training kits available. Feel free to refer additional training kits in comments.
18 09 2011
One new features of ASP.NET MVC 4 is support for display modes. This means that you can conditionally show different output to different user agents like desktop and mobile browsers. Of course, you can define your own custom rules too. In this posting I will show you how display modes work and explain how to use them in your ASP.NET MVC applications.
18 09 2011
ASP.NET MVC 4 Developer Preview introduces also new template for mobile web applications. These templates are special because they are using jQuery Mobile – special jQuery library for building mobile user interfaces. In this posting I will show you how new mobile web application template looks like.
6 05 2010
In my previous posting about Windows Phone 7 development I showed how to use WebBrowser control in Windows Phone 7. In this posting I make some other improvements to my blog reader application and I will show you how to use isolated storage to store information in phone.
2 05 2010
In my posting Windows Phone 7 Series development: reading RSS feeds I showed how to read RSS feeds using XmlReader. Although I hoped to start pimping up user interface I found some more work that needs to do be done. In this posting I will show you how to use WebBrowser control to display RSS content. Example solution is also here for download.
28 03 2010
One limitation on Windows Phone 7 is related to System.Net namespace classes. There is no convenient way to read data from web. There is no WebClient class. There is noGetResponse() method – we have to do it all asynchronously because compact framework has limited set of classes we can use in our applications to communicate with internet. In this posting I will show you how to read RSS-feeds on Windows Phone 7.
27 03 2010
After hard week in work I got some free time to play with Windows Phone 7 CTP developer tools. Although my first test application is still unfinished I think it is good moment to share my first experiences to you. In this posting I will give you quick overview of Windows Phone 7 developer tools from developer perspective.