MikeScott8 Programming Thoughts

My musings, ponderings, and other posts on programming. And maybe gadgets and other nerd stuff.


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My First Windows 8 Application

Well last night I got an email back from the Windows Store certification process saying the second submission of my first windows 8 application was approved. The first submission had some minor issues, and although the report wasn’t perfectly clear on what was wrong I was able to take a guess at what those issues were.

Just like with Windows Phone I used the user group I run in the Northwest Phoenix valley (Site) as subject matter for the application. This is a “minimum viable product” version of the application, so is fairly basic and not that pretty looking. More features and some good UI/UX cleanup will be coming in future versions of the application.

NWVDNUG Meeting Info

Please check it out and install it if you use Windows 8 and leave a review (taking into account it’s a first version with planned updates coming when I can) if you feel inclined to do so.


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Sorted Lists in Win8

This post is mainly just a quick placeholder for some references to some links. I am in the process of starting a series of posts on a Windows StoreĀ Application I writing as practical experience writing Windows 8 Applications. I know that in that application I will need (want) sorted lists, and ran across this blog post today.

http://www.infragistics.com/community/blogs/david_burela/archive/2012/12/31/sorted-lists-in-windows-8-applications.aspx

Which links to this original post

http://www.xamlplayground.org/post/2010/04/27/Keeping-an-ObservableCollection-sorted-with-a-method-override.aspx

and in the comments is another link

http://brianlagunas.com/2009/05/14/write-a-sortable-observablecollection-for-wpf/

So this is a little holding location for me to refer back to when I get to the point of needing this information. And maybe it will help others, I havent had time to read through them all yet, but want to compile them.