Apr 072014
 
 April 7, 2014  Posted by at 5:31 am Windows, WinRT, WP Tagged with:  No Responses »
Build XAML Converged Apps: Notes BUILD 2014

Notes from: Using Visual Studio to Build XAML Converged Apps by Navit Saxena Notes from: Using Visual Studio to Build XAML Converged Apps by Navit Saxena I’m skipping the no shit Sherlocks in the session (-remember to check that the UI looks good on both platforms etc.) You can still select WP8.1 only templates, or [...]

Mar 302014
 
 March 30, 2014  Posted by at 1:04 pm WinRT No Responses »
Windows Store Apps: adapting to sizes instead of states

Blog has been quiet for a few days as I’ve been speaking at Nebraska Code Camp and had to focus on the workshops and the sessions. The conference/code camp finished yesterday and I had a fantastic time- but I’ll tell you more about that next week, I’m itching to share some technical ‘stuff’. This time [...]

Mar 252014
 
 March 25, 2014  Posted by at 9:01 am C# & F#, WinRT No Responses »
More on Search in WInRT: Search history

More on Search in WInRT: Search history A few weeks back I asked on Twitter if you preferred to have search history on or off when doing searches in an application. The majority said off, some said a limited history and some preferred to have a button allowing them to toggle history on or off. [...]

Mar 222014
 
 March 22, 2014  Posted by at 2:15 pm Windows 2 Responses »
Windows Store not working: error code 0x80072ee2

A short but helpful post. A recent update for Windows changed a few things, among them was setting the manual proxy to on. This has for me at least resulted in an error code 0x80072ee2 whenever I try to access the Store. Sometimes I can peek a little bit, but then it returns the error [...]

Mar 112014
 
 March 11, 2014  Posted by at 12:42 pm Life of Iris, Motion Tracking, Windows, WinRT, WP 16 Responses »
First day at work, hello dream job and hello IdentityMine

I can finally share with the world something I’ve been so nervous and excited about for a while. Nervous it might be all a dream, excited that it is for real. Yesterday was my first official day at IdentityMine  a company that specializes in digital user experience using some of my favorite platforms: Windows Store, [...]

Mar 082014
 
 March 8, 2014  Posted by at 5:13 pm DIY, Uncategorized No Responses »
Making your own (DIY) FitBit One charger

Disclaimer I’m not an electrician, have no formal education whatsoever, and if you try this you and nobody else is responsible for whatever happens. This was created in a moment of despair I lost the charger to my FitBit One. Surprise. Also, I lost the Bluetooth device, but I never log in anyway. The charger [...]

Mar 062014
 
 March 6, 2014  Posted by at 10:19 am Life of Iris 9 Responses »
VLog Episode 005: Work and deciding to quit

Sometimes you have to make difficult decisions to get to where you want to get. For me work isn’t just work. I don’t want to go to work, clock in and clock out, making those hours, those dollars, paying those bills, and then look forward to those holidays where I can finally – FINALLY!- live. [...]

Mar 022014
 
 March 2, 2014  Posted by at 9:43 pm C# & F#, WinRT, WP No Responses »
6 ways of setting design time data in Windows Store Apps (XAML and C#)

Design time data is data that you use for your application while working on the design without the application running. When the application is running this data is often replaced with the real data. Grab the application here: Without any sort of data to fill in the controls and templates designing the user interface becomes [...]

Feb 262014
 
 February 26, 2014  Posted by at 4:19 pm Windows 4 Responses »
RIP: Windows XP end of support

  Here comes the end to XP- or at least the end of support and updates which more or less means that companies have to upgrade. After 12 years, 12 years!!- of support it has come to an end. I’m excited, but the question is, will the companies upgrade to Windows 7 or 8? Wonder [...]

Feb 242014
 
 February 24, 2014  Posted by at 9:53 am PowerShell Tagged with:  No Responses »
Example with Speech API: How to use .Net and COM objects in PowerShell & reference assemblies

Using Text-To-Speech in scripts I have some scripts that take some time to run for my virtual machines, so I’ve added speech so I’ll know when they are done. Just as I use speech a fair bit on my phone (having my messages read out and replying) I also use it on my computer. The [...]

Feb 172014
 
 February 17, 2014  Posted by at 8:02 am WinRT No Responses »
Windows Store Apps: Better user experience when launching files in target applications with LauncherOptions

LauncherOptions has several neat properties that lets us configure the launch for a better user experience. You might for example want the user to use a specific application, and suggest that they download it if it’s not installed. This is done with: PreferredApplicationDisplayName and PreferredApplicationPackageFamilyName If you want the user to select from a list [...]

Feb 162014
 
 February 16, 2014  Posted by at 2:10 pm Life of Iris 1 Response »
VLog Episode 003: My first book is out

A few weeks back my very first technical book was published and I am so excited! Matt Baxter-Reynolds had been working on this book and during Christmas I joined in, and finally Programming Windows Store Apps with C# after some hard work, many conversations and edits, the book was published. I am so excited! It was [...]

Feb 102014
 
 February 10, 2014  Posted by at 9:00 am Dev Environment, Dev Ops Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Deploying from local git repository to Azure websites (w. video)

One of the options Azure Websites offer is deployment via source control. We will deploy from a local Git repository to the staging site. You can follow the exact steps and deploy to the production site to practice if you don’t want to pay for the staging option. In the Quick Create menu or Dashboard [...]

Feb 082014
 
 February 8, 2014  Posted by at 10:41 am Life of Iris No Responses »
Notes from the beginner DSLR course

Since some asked how the Nikon course was, here are my notes. Sorry about the poor state, I took the notes on my phone and made the drawings on the phone as well I know many of you developers are into photography and I take many photos to create my own stock for the blog, [...]