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Oct

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Carl Schweitzer
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There is no Clipboard for Windows Phone Universal Apps

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I have been working on a new app, and since it’s new, thought it would be great to explore Universal Apps and the WinRT api. In the past, I have generally worked mostly with the Silverlight versions of Windows Phone development. But, this app would work really well bot
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Oct

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Carl Schweitzer

Adding Share-Target Contract to Your Universal App

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One of the easiest ways to integrate deeper into Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 is to implement share target part of the share contract. Share target means when someone taps on the share charm in Windows, or a share menu from the phone. Your app could be the item they could sh
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Sep

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Carl Schweitzer

Defining a generic class that implements an interface

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I’ve been writing my own serializer for a project that is a generic class. To instantiate it you must pass in a type T for all the generic magic to work. As I began refactoring this, I relized there *HAS* to be a .Net interface for serialization. A quick search later,
1st

Jul

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Carl Schweitzer
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Three simple ways to make your apps look good without a designer

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I’ve talked to a lot of Windows Phone developers who say that they have a hard time with design. Heck, I’m not really any better. I’m not designer and apart from naming new things, there isn’t much that is harder for a programmer than figuring out des
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Jul

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Carl Schweitzer

2014 Windows Platform Development MVP

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This morning I got the notice that I have been selected as one of this years MVPs in Windows Platform Development! This is an area that covers both Windows Phone and Client development. Client development can refer to WPF, Windows store apps, as well as WinForms. I am extrem