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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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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
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Apr

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Carl Schweitzer

Preparing live tiles for 8.1

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In a previous blog post, I wrote about using a UserControl to generate images for live tiles. This is still a great technique, however it needs to be tweaked a bit in order to prepare it for Windows Phone 8.1. The problem with this technique, is that it does not work with th
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Carl Schweitzer

Check out a new podcast with us!

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Hey everyone! I am part of a new podcast all about Microsoft developer news. Covering all topics in the realm of Microsoft including the cloud and cross-platform development using the Microsoft platform. Check it out at http://msdevshow.com and subscribe using the feeds avai
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Jan

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Carl Schweitzer

Saving a UserControl as an image… great for creating Live Tiles!

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This week I have been working with UserControls and partially to use one to help render Live Tile images. If you lay out your live tile on a UserControl in xaml, it is easy to see how the end results are going to turn out. Plus as you can see its easy to save out....