Monthly Archives: November 2012

A story of Murphy – my technical issues at TechDays Switzerland #chtd

Personal, Technical stuff, Work
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I had two sessions at the recent Swiss TechDays. While the first one (Advanced Development for Windows Phone 8) went extremely well (I think), I had a very annoying technical issue in the beginning of my second session.

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Displaying the Saved Pictures in the Windows Phone 8 emulator

.NET, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Windows Phone, Work
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One cool feature of the Windows Phone emulator is that it allows you to select pictures from your app (using the PhotoChooserTask) without having to try your app on a physical device. For example, this code (which I used in some of my recent presentations) will trigger the Photo Chooser UI to be displayed on the emulator too:

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A fix for the design time error in MVVM Light V4.1

Blend, MVVM, Phone, Technical stuff, Windows Phone, Work
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For those of you who installed V4.1 of MVVM Light and created a project for Windows Phone 8, you will have noticed an error showing up in the design surface (either in Visual Studio designer, or in Expression Blend). The error says: “Could not load type ‘System.ComponentModel.INotifyPropertyChanging’ from assembly ‘mscorlib.extensions’” with additional information about version numbers.

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Oredev 2012: Summary and source code

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Personal, Technical stuff, UX, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Work
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This week, I had the pleasure to be invited to talk at Oredev, a really cool conference taking place in Malmo, Sweden. The whole event is awesome, including a very special dinner on Monday including sauna and swimming in a 6 degrees cold Baltic sea, and a reception with dinner at the town hall, including the mayor himself. Considering Malmo is a town of 300’000 inhabitants, it is a pretty nice occasion and the historical building itself is really worth seeing. For those interested, I placed my pictures on my Flickr account.

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