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Top Apps Coming to Windows Phone 8

One of the biggest complaints against Windows Phone 7 I have heard is that the top apps are missing and the ones that are on the platform too way to long to appear. It’s obviously been tough for Microsoft to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface

So the Microsoft Surface has launched with Windows 8 now and a lot of people have posted reviews of it. I have been in a Microsoft Store in Seattle all morning playing with one and looking at all the new … Continue reading

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From comment spam to reCAPTCHA

So I have now added reCAPTCHA to the comment section of my blog. I apologize to people who have to take this extra step to post comments when they have something valid to say. I made the decision to go … Continue reading

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Creating a custom Windows Phone Live Tile

I’m writing a Windows Phone app and I want it to have Live Tiles. However I want it to show a Count on the front of the Live tile which is larger than 99. Currently any number larger than 99 … Continue reading

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WriteableBitmap – Invalid Pointer from Constructor

I have had a really irritating issue with my windows phone app that I am currently working on. I am trying to create live tiles with numbers bigger than 99 shown for the Count property of the TileData. To do … Continue reading

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Generating your app.config at runtime.

So I am working on a project at a client which is a server application and a component of other server applications. Its a complex data service which can be deployed as a component of other applications and can be … Continue reading

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Is rebuilding as simple as it seems?

So in my last post I talked about my time over that year or so on a development team. Our massive project over that time has been to rebuilding a front office pricing platform for a major bank. It was … Continue reading

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