The Full Stack, Part 2: Setting up the UI for our Windows Phone client

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In Part 2 of The Full Stack, Jesse starts building out a Windows Phone user interface using Expression Blend 4. As Jesse builds out the interface, he and Jon discuss Expression Blend basics, Windows Phone tools, Visual State Manager, Behaviors, and more.




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      The download link for the Windows Phone Developer Tools is below its about 354 MB

      Another link to get you started...


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      Edmund Tse

      Great work on keeping the demo interesting to watch. One suggestion would be to improve the audio quality a little. It sounds like it's very low bitrate. I watched the mp4 version.

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      I've watched the first part of this and it was great. Especially the Code-First part for EF which I did not know. I was looking forward to seeing Part 2 after that Smiley And this part is also great up to about minute 37. This is where I got completely lost. After the blurry animation you jumped to a whole different point in the process. How did you get all those files and folders in visual studio? All I've got is the SampleData folder 2 .xaml files with code-behind and 3 png images...

      I should probably say that I'm a complete newbie to WP7 programming. This was my first contact into it and I actually had to pause the video to install all the necessary tools so I can follow you.

      It would also be great if you'd include some source code of the stuff you're doing.

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      To set the text on the toggle button...

      namespace WhoIsThatPhoneDemo
          public partial class MainPage : PhoneApplicationPage
              public MainPage()
                  Loaded +=new RoutedEventHandler(DescriptorsView_Loaded);
                 // Set Toggle Button text @ startup
                  HairLengthPopupToggle.Content = HairLength.Text;         }
             public void DescriptorsView_Loaded(Object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
                 HairLengthLB.SelectionChanged += new SelectionChangedEventHandler(HairLengthLB_SelectionChanged); 
             public void HairLengthLB_SelectionChanged(Object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
                 HairLength.Text = (HairLengthLB.SelectedItem as Expression.Blend.SampleData.HairLengthSampleData.Item).Length.ToString();
      // Set ToggleButton text on ListBox change event 
                 HairLengthPopupToggle.Content = (HairLengthLB.SelectedItem as Expression.Blend.SampleData.HairLengthSampleData.Item).Length.ToString();        }

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