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DeathByVisualStudio DeathBy​VisualStudio If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
  • Is anyone considering voting for Donald Trump?

    With Trump's idea of "Make America Great Again" I'm considering touring the U.S. in a truck with a chipper in tow. The entrance to the chipper will be signed with "Meet Donald Trump!", "Make Murika Great!", "White Power!", "Build that Wall!", etc. Off to setup the GoFundMe for it now... 

  • Is anyone considering voting for Hillary Clinton (for balance)?

    I've voting for Hillary because she's the closest candidate to Bernie (and I didn't say she was close to Bernie, just closest -- so don't even go there). It's also an anti-Trump vote for me. You'd have to be a buffoon (like Trump) to vote for Trump. He could say sh!t tastes delicious and people would eat it up.

  • Rift vs Hololens vs ps4 VR is MS going to lose out.

    I think the real question is will VR become something that people feel like they need or will it be a fad like 3D TV and Kinect?

  • Annoying "Get W10" updates

    Here's one more for the pile... 

  • OneDrive problems

    I'd recommend TwoDrive. It's twice the fun!

  • Xamarin now Open Source and included with VS

    A big win for Microsoft on this move. With Windows Mobile/Phone/whatever pretty much dead they had to provide a way to keep their tech relevant for mobile developers. 

  • MS buying Xamarin

    Awww... Cans I hava YEAH!!!?...  YEAH!!!?, YEAH!!!??, YEAH!!!???

     

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  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    , bondsbw wrote

    @DeathByVisualStudio:  I don't know about the ribbon control (never liked it enough to even try) but adaptive triggers in UWP seem to be pretty simple.  Tell it what causes the state to trigger (windows size above a certain point), and what to change.

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    <VisualState x:Name="Wide">
        <VisualState.StateTriggers>
            <AdaptiveTrigger MinWindowWidth="900" />
        </VisualState.StateTriggers>
        <VisualState.Setters>
            <!-- Keep SplitView pane always showing inline -->
            <!-- Hide the Hamburger, it's useless here -->
            <Setter Target="MySplitView.DisplayMode"
                    Value="Inline" />
            <Setter Target="MySplitView.IsPaneOpen"
                    Value="True" />
            <Setter Target="HamburgerButton.Visibility"
                    Value="Collapsed" />
        </VisualState.Setters>
    </VisualState>

    That's oversimplified. When you have a complex business app you'll have a sh1t ton of controls and user concerns to deal with. Alternatively you can say to the user "Less is more, F off", "Yes I moved your cheese, get over it", "I don't care how many clicks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie-pop", etc.

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    Just thinking out loud... UWP's adaptive/auto layout reminds me of the ribbon control. You have to be pretty detailed oriented to get the ribbon to handle size changes in a way that make sense. I would surmise it's even more difficult when you apply that requirement to the entire layout of the screen as with UWP. That said reactive web layouts are difficult to create for the same reasons. 

    All-in-all I believe the idea is great; it's the cost of implementation that's not so great. Maybe that's were Microsoft can win back some developer mind-share -- show that UWP's adaptability is easier to implement and maintain that building a reactive web app.