UI Frontiers: Finishing the E-Book Reader
Charles Petzold finishes his Windows Phone 7 e-book reader with a Web service that gets the catalog file from Project Gutenberg, and a Pivot control to display a search screen and a list of downloaded books.
UI Frontiers: Pages and Pop-ups in Windows Phone 7
Charles turns to the horror genre in celebration of Halloween as he improves his e-book reader with the addition of “a whole bunch of dialog boxes” to aid in navigation and enhance user interaction.
Don't Get Me Started: Development Is Design
The user experience is determined by your development skills, and not how pretty your UI is.
UI Frontiers: Touch for Text
Text selection can be awkward on a touch interface, but it offers too many benefits to ignore. Charles Petzold shows you how to implement this feature in the context of an e-book reader, using concepts that can be applied to any Windows Phone program that displays text to the screen and allows the reader to interact with that text.
Building an Android Application to Search Twitter
From users to developers, mobile applications used to be (not so long ago) uninteresting. Complicated flows, non-intuitive screens and limited features available used to discourage anyone. PDAs had a poor user interface with limited colors (the first ones were only black and white). It was very complicated and boring to write any code for it. Cell phones used to be a device where you could make and receive phone calls. Eventually you could play some games. But you know what? Even the games were boring most of the time!
UI Frontiers: Font Metrics in Silverlight
Silverlight is a graphical environments that doesn’t provide font metrics to application program developers, so Charles Petzold shows you a workaround to help you lay out text and pages.
Visual Application Launcher
A WinForms UI using WCF services, Entity Framework, repository data access, repository caching, Unit of Work, Dependency Injection, and every other buzz work you can think of!
UI Frontiers: Principles of Pagination
E-book readers are simple, right? Just render some text and a way you go. Well, maybe it's not that simple after all. We start building an e-book reader for Windows Phone 7 by investigating the mechanism behind paginating the text.
UI Frontiers: Silverlight Printing Basics
Get a handle on the nuts and bolts of adding printing capabilities to your Silverlight apps as Charles walks through programs to print an ellipse, an image and a calendar.
CODE Magazine: 2011 May/Jun
CODE Magazine, Issue 2011 May/Jun is now available!