Author: selaromdotnet

Error Fix

Sourcetree Suddenly Prompting for Github Credentials

As a developer you’re probably familiar with the phrase “It was working before and I didn’t change anything!” That hit me today as I attempted to pull an update from a Github repo using Sourcetree. I was prompted for Github credentials, which were repeatedly rejected. After verifying that the credentials were valid (and that I […]

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Xamarin Forms

Xamarin Forms: Public C# Properties Missing on Android

While working on the mobile apps for McAllen Next (my new side project, stay tuned for more soon!), I discovered a very strange issue when running the app on Android; I kept getting repeated errors like this: Binding: ‘IsLoading’ property not found on ‘RegionModel’, target property: ‘Xamarin.Forms.Label’ and as such, the UI would not bind […]

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Windows

Windows 10 Development: Custom StateTriggers

We’ve seen how the Windows 10 AdaptiveTrigger can help you create a dynamic responsive UI based on the height or width of the device or screen. However, this trigger is limited to a specific value for each dimension, and offers no way to respond to changes in the relationship between them, such as to determine […]

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Windows

Windows 10 Development: Responsive Design with AdaptiveTriggers

In the previous post we looked at the basics of UI automation in Windows 10 apps using Blend to declare the XAML for Visual States. However, while last time we used event handlers in the code-behind of a page to trigger different states, this time we’ll see how to use the new AdaptiveTriggers in Windows […]

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Windows

Windows 10 Development: UI Automation with Blend and VisualStateManager

The VisualStateManager in Windows 10 apps defines, manages, and transitions between different states of controls on a page. Today we’ll see how to use Blend to create different app states and transition between them. Read more at the Falafel Software Blog: Windows 10 Development: UI Automation with Blend and VisualStateManager

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Windows

Windows 10 Development: Creating a UniformGrid Container

This post describes the need for and implementation of a UniformGrid layout control that, when used with a ListView, allows the repeated elements to appropriately stretch to a consistent size to achieve a grid-like layout. Read more at the Falafel Software Blog: Windows 10 Development: Creating a UniformGrid Container

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Windows

Windows 10 Development: RelativePanel

Another new control in the Windows 10 Developer toolbox is the RelativePanel, a layout container which enables flexible positioning between the elements it contains. Today we’ll take a closer look at this control and how we used it to build the UI of the Falafel2Go app for Windows 10. Read more at the Falafel Software […]

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Windows

Windows 10 Development: SplitView

Now that we have a simple but solid foundation for a complete Windows 10 app, let’s take a tour through some of the brand new controls available on the platform. Today we’ll look at the SplitView control, which enables you to quickly create a consistent, intuitive navigation UI that can automatically adjust to different screen […]

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Windows

Windows 10 Development: MvvmLight NavigationService and the Behaviors SDK

Following our last post, we now have a solid framework for our app to handle state and lifecycle. However, at this point we are still navigating the app directly from the code-behind of the Views, which ties the navigation to the platform code. In addition to not cluttering up our code, this also restricts us […]

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