Building a Classic Tabbed and Databound Desktop Application with UWP and MVVM

What kind of business applications do you build? Do they have a tabbed user interface? Most of mine do so. After spiking (=prototyping) the Visual Studio Shell I wanted to go deeper into building a tabbed user interface with UWP, of course databound with MVVM. As you might know, UWP does not contain a TabControl. But it contains a Pivot-Control that has pretty much of the functionality needed for a classic tabbed UI. So, let's go with the Pivot and let's see how far we can get. (more…)
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UWP: The Master-Detail-Problem with the events SelectionChanged & LostFocus and How to Fix it

While creating apps with the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) I noticed a weird behavior, but I’m not sure if it’s a bug. Let’s just call it the “Master-Detail-Problem”. To explain it, I stripped  down my code to the XAML-snippet below. No code-behind needed. (more…)
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How the Surface RT became the most reliable Server in our house (Co-starring: Azure and Windows Phone)

I loved my Surface RT from the beginning. The reason why I preferred the Surface RT over the Surface Pro was that the Surface Pro was too small for me as a Notebook, and too heavy as a tablet. So I was always the Notebook+tablet-guy, and not the one-device-for-all-guy. But you know, this might change with the Surface 3. Ok, now to this story. When I bought the Surface 2 (RT) last year, (more…)
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BASTA! Spring 2014 – slides and demos

At this year’s spring edition of the BASTA! Conference (http://basta.net/2014se/) I gave three talks:
  • Windows 8.1 – UI Neuerungen
  • All you need to know about XAML
  • Asynchronous Programming with C#
Thanks to all the people who joined my sessions. I hope you liked them. If you’ve any feedback to share with me, feel free to contact me via this link. You can download all slides and demos here: Thomas talks
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It’s there: Windows Store Apps with XAML and C#– the ultimate handbook

Wow, it’s done. The ultimate handbook about Windows Store Apps with XAML and C# is printed and available. You can order your copy of the German-written 1146-pages-book on amazon: Amazon.de: Windows Store Apps – das umfassende Handbuch Find more information about the book on amazon, on my homepage http://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/windowsstoreapps and on the publisher’s website on www.galileocomputing.de/3196.

Training on Windows Store Apps

In Germany, Switzerland and Austria I’ll give a three-day-training on Windows Store Apps. If you or your company have interest on this professional training, directly contact me via http://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/contact.php. It is possible to train you in the Trivadis-Trainings centers or onsite at your office. So far so good, let’s look at the past and the future

The past

Puh, this was year was really instensive. Here the straight plan I had so far:
  • January: Buy new home
  • February: My second daughter Sara was born.
  • March: Finish the manuscript for the book
  • April:Renovate and improve new home (thanks to Makita Zwinkerndes Smiley)
  • May: Move
  • … in all months: Working as a consultant and trainer @Trivadis.

The future

So the future contains much more spare time, it’s necessary, because I say “Time is money is not true, time is unpayable”. I want to spend as much as I can with my kids, my wife, family and friends (See also this awesome post from Tim on that topic). So the future plan looks like this:
  • June: Finish a WPF-project as a consultant and enjoy the free weekends
  • July: Parental leave Smiley
  • August: Parental leave Smiley
  • September: Back to work, speaking at basta (www.basta.net) and at Trivadis-internal TechEvent
Keep on rockin’ Thomas
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