Monthly Archives: April 2012

Celebration! 120’000 downloads for #mvvmlight, 2 copies of Expression Studio to win

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Work, WPF
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That is a symbolic milestone: Last week, MVVM Light reached the bar of 120’000 downloads on http://mvvmlight.codeplex.com, the site that has been hosting source and installers since the beginning of the project (100’000 downloads) and on Nuget, the popular package manager for .NET (20’000 downloads). More information about Nuget and MVVM Light.

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Metro design inspiration

Build, Design, Technical stuff, UX, Windows 8, Work
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[This is the English version of an article I wrote for the Netzwoche publication in Switzerland. This is part 2 of a 3-parts article about Metro. The original article in German can be found online on the Netzwoche website.]

With Windows 8, Microsoft is going to potentially install their new design language called Metro on a massive amount of computers of all shapes, from thin low-powered slates to full scale PCs. However Metro was not born overnight and in fact a lot of research was put into it. In this article we will discuss the origins of the Metro design language, the inspiration that was the source of it all.

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ICommand issue in Windows 8: Correction!

MVVM, Windows 8
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Well I’ll be… I stand corrected!

I recently published a blog post stating that you need to declare a command as ICommand (instead of RelayCommand) if you want it to work in Windows 8. I even went as far as to modify the MVVM Light code snippets that are used to create commands.

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#mvvmlight V4RC available on #nuget

.NET, MVVM, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Work, WPF
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I just published the MVVM Light V4 RC packages to Nuget. Note that this is still technically a preview, so the main package is still V3. The V4 packages are available here:

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Declaring an ICommand in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

.NET, MVVM, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Work, WPF
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[Update 24/4/2012]
 

Well I’ll be… after I posted this, a few people wrote to me and told me they are unable to repro the issue. I then tested again and indeed, it works. No idea why I couldn’t get it to work in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »

Slides and source code for my past talks this year

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, UX, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Work
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I had the chance to be invited to talk at various conferences this year already, and I promised to post the slides and source code, so here it is!

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Fixing the #mvvmlight code snippets in Visual Studio 11

.NET, MVVM, Technical stuff, Windows 8, Work
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If you installed the latest MVVM Light version for Windows 8, you may encounter an issue where code snippets are not displayed correctly in the Intellisense popup. I am working on a fix, but for now here is how you can solve the issue manually.

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How to work around a possible XNA Game Studio or Windows Phone SDK install failure on Windows 8

Phone, Technical stuff, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Work
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I am not sure if you guys know Aaron Stebner. Aaron works at Microsoft, and has pulled thorns from my side many many times already. His blog is at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner and it is a gold mine of tips and tricks to debug and solve many cryptic issues happening during installation and removal of programs. For example, Aaron taught me how to remove programs that do not appear in the Programs and Features list, amongst many other things.

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MVVM Light V4b1 for Windows 8 Consumer Preview (with installer)

MVVM, Technical stuff, Windows 8, Work
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I just pushed the following to Codeplex:

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