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  • Ping 214: Bing and Twitter, encryption, Nokia 635, Free Money, Cortana world cup skilz and xBox updates

    , Fabulous_‚ÄčFadz wrote

    I just discovered the gift voucher app but unfortunately it's not available for my 920. Now thinking I should have upgraded to the 1520 which has it. Still it's a solid move to give users a gift which I support. I'll still go on to a Lumia 930 as my next phone when it's available where I am. I just hope the 930 is a supported device and that the promo is still available by then.

    To answer your question, I'd have spent a good deal of it on some language apps. I speak 4.1 languages, Shona, Ndebele, English, Spanish plus a very little bit of Japanese; I intend to pick up Italian, French and Mandarin in the not to distant future. A lot of the language learning apps I've seen are available at a cost of have a lot of in app purchases and of have liked to use the gift voucher on these.

    It's not available for my 928 either. :(

  • Getting Started with Unit Testing Part 2

    I'm really enjoying this training, Rob!

    I've downloaded the .zip file and extracted everything. In the zip file there's two folders, one is Calculator Solution and the other is Calculator Solution End. It looks to me as though Calculator Solution is the solution without any of the unit testing projects. Calculator Solution End requires me to connect to your TFS repository before I can open the solution. I'll give it a try, and I hope it will only allow me to connect as a guest.

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    I opened the Calculator Solution End solution, it did ask to get connected to your TFS. Here's the error it gave me:

    But I think it's OK.

  • Getting Started with Unit Testing Part 1

    This is really excellent, Rod, thank you for doing this.

    I'm find with breaking up the videos into smaller chunks.

  • Ping 193: Surface 2 Tips, Unified developer registration, Xbox One highlights, Windows 8.1 features

    , Duncanma wrote

    @Nick.C: Hey Nick, it is great to see you enjoyed Ping, but sad to see you missed it enough to make that great image Sad .  Laura is no longer at Microsoft and while we have discussed starting the show back up again with different hosts, our current opinion is that without Laura it just wouldn't be the same. Happy to hear your thoughts about it though!

    I've been wondering what happened to Ping, and I've been waiting to see it again. But here it is January 16, 2014 and still no Ping. So I went to this to look at the last show, and now I read that Laura has left Microsoft?! Say it ain't so! Yeah, I'm going to miss Ping, That and the other shows that she would do. I've chosen many an app for my Windows Phone, based upon her reviews. I'll also miss her Halloween episodes. Yep, I'm very sad that she's left. Where did so go?

  • Getting Started with MVVM

    @rogreen: Oh great, now I look and feel stupid for not having see what is so obviously there, Thank you, Robert.

  • Getting Started with MVVM

    Hi Robert,

    I know you said you world post the code and your notes to your blog, but I don't know what the URL is. Wound you please supply it?

  • Part 7: Localizing the App

    Excellent! I've often wondered how to localize my apps. I appreciate this!!

  • Part 4: Introduction to XAML

    , Clint wrote

    @Doctor Who: do you have resharper installed?

    Nuts, I've just asked this same question again, but on the next lesson in this series. I'm sorry for duplicating my question.

    No, I don't have resharper installed, but I do have the Telerik tools installed, so maybe that's what's going on.

  • Part 6: Styling the App

    Excellent tutorial! This helps with the basic concept of getting your tiles onto the start screen, something I've wondered how that is to be done for a while, now I know.

    One thing, which I don't understand, is that in Visual Studio I have a green squiggly line under things like PhoneTextNormalStyle, PhoneFontSizeNormal, etc. If I mouse over those squiggly lines I get a popup that says:

    "XAML 'PhoneFontSizeNormal' is not found"

    Why is that? It is my understanding, based upon this tutorial, that those are all styles found online, and I would conclude resolved in that way. So, why am I getting that warning message?

  • Part 4: Introduction to XAML

    Thank you, @Bob and @Clint, for these tutorials. This particular one covered ground that I'm, for the most part already familiar with, but even so there were things I didn't know about. For example, I didn't realize that a xmlns that wasn't named ((e.g.: :x="(something)") is known as the default namespace. Very handy!

    One question I'd like to ask. I'm going to be going along, doing the code as you do it. In my PetSounds project I've got a blue, wavy line under many of the static resources, like PhoneFontFamilyNormal or OhoneTextNormalStyle. If I move my mouse over any of these I get a popup that says:

    Object

    XAML: Resource 'PhoneFontFamilyNormal' is not found

    I don't understand why this should be, after all I am following your instructions, so what am I missing?