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October 2013 Entries

Seeing Double in Visual Studio 2012?

When I launched Visual Studio this morning, I noticed something very strange with the menu - I was seeing double, as shown in Exhibit A: Exhibit A – Is this an April fool’s joke? My troubleshooting skills kicked in, and I did what any person would do in this situation. I gave my laptop the old 3-finger salute, poured myself a coffee, and launched Visual Studio again. Fixed? Nope. Still broken, as evidenced in Exhibit B. Exhibit B – Still broken The next steps worth trying were to: a) drink some coffee, ......

Windows Phone 8 Recipes – The Missing Page

As you know, my colleague, David Totzke and I, published an Apress book on Windows Phone 8 development. Nearing the end of the writing process, we were lucky enough to have the book’s Foreward written by Paul Laberge, Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Canada. Unfortunately, the Foreward didn’t make it into the printed hard copy of the book, but it is available for download as a PDF when you purchase the book. However, I loved what he wrote, and felt it was worth sharing with everyone. So, ......