Showing all posts tagged: 'Windows 8.1'

A 3-post collection

IValueConverter with MVVMLight on Windows Phone 8.1

I'm currently developing a universal app for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows store. This time around, I decided to do it right and use an MVVM framework. There are plently good ones to choose from, such as: SimpleMVVMToolkit MVVMLightToolkit MVVMCross I had started using MVVMLight some time ago on this project, so it made sense to look into it more seriously and make use of the right patterns instead of doing "Windows Forms" on Windows Phone. The benefits for using an MVVM/MVC framework are countless and there have been a lot of blog posts written on the subjec. …[read more]

TFS Continuous Integration for Windows 8.1 Store Apps with SDK dependencies

I am in the process of developing a Windows Store App which has a dependency on SQLite. Today, I decided to implement continuous integration (CI) using my hosted TFS service. If you are serious about CI but don’t want to host your own CI Server and go through the pain of setting up the CI provider (TeamCity, TFS, CruiseControl etc), I highly recommend you looking at the official hosted Team Foundation Service here. Although adding the custom build is very straightforward, I stumbled upon a few issues. The first problem was the fact that the project had a reference …[read more]

Setting up a new Windows 8.1 machine the easy way - using Chocolatey Nuget

I admit it! I like new, shiny things. Besides, I wanted to sync all my devices (Surface and laptop) to the same version of the OS. The Surface Pro upgrade was a breeze. Since I don’t keep any data on my Surface, it was a case of just running the upgrade. However, the laptop upgrade wasn’t as straightforward, since I’m running Windows 8 on a Mac Book Pro Retina using Bootcamp. Yes, I know, it’s wrong, but I like it so deal with it. Since the inline upgrade didn’t work and rendered my machine useless …[read more]