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Working with Windows Phone Controls

by Lohith G.N. | June 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Silverlight runtime for Windows Phone provides a variety of controls as part of the framework itself. This article by Lohith G.N., author of Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#, is all about getting to know the controls supported by the framework and understanding how to work with those controls. We will go through each control, understand its usage, and finally learn how to write code to work with those controls.

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Working with Windows Phone Controls

by Lohith G.N. | June 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Silverlight runtime for Windows Phone provides a variety of controls as part of the framework itself. This article by Lohith G.N., author of Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#, is all about getting to know the controls supported by the framework and understanding how to work with those controls. We will go through each control, understand its usage, and finally learn how to write code to work with those controls.

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Working with XML Documents in PHP jQuery

by Vijay Joshi | December 2010 | Open Source PHP

In this article, by Vijay Joshi, author of PHP jQuery Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Loading XML from files and strings using SimpleXML
  • Accessing elements and attributes using SimpleXML
  • Searching elements using XPath
  • Reading an XML using DOM extension
  • Creating an XML using DOM extension
  • Modifying an XML using DOM extension
  • Parsing XML with jQuery
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Working with XML in Flex 3 and Java-part1

by Satish Kore | June 2009 | Java Open Source

In this two-part article series by Satish Kore, you will learn how to work with XML data using Flex's E4X approach. In the first part of this article series i.e. this article, we will start with the basics and move ahead to understand E4X completely. In the second part of this article series, we will learn about loading external XML documents, and also look at an example illustrating the explained concepts.

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Working with XML in Flex 3 and Java-part2

by Satish Kore | June 2009 | Java Open Source

In the first part of this article series by Satish Kore, we started with the basics of XML and move ahead to understand E4X completely. In this article, we will learn about loading external XML documents and also implement the concepts through an example— Building a book explorer.

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Working with Zend Framework 2.0

by A N M Mahabubul Hasan | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Open Source

In this article by Mahabubul Hasan Uzzal the author of Instant Zend Framework 2.0, we will learn what is Zend Framework and will also learn how to install it on Windows PC.

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WPF 4.5 Application and Windows

by Pavel Yosifovich | September 2012 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

Any attempt at mastering a technology, any technology, requires a good understanding of its foundations. This understanding makes it possible to grasp the more complex aspects of that technology; Windows Presentation Foundation ( WPF) is no different. In this article, we'll take a broader look at WPF's application model, including the use of windows within an application.

In this article by Pavel Yosifovich, author of Windows Presentation Foundation 4.5 Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Creating a window
  • Creating a dialog box
  • Using the common dialog boxes
  • Creating ownership between windows
  • Creating a custom shaped window
  • Creating a single instance application
  • Handling an unhandled exception
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Wrapping OpenCV

by Shin Shi | November 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Shin Shi author of the book Emgu CV Essentials, the author is explaining how to wrap OpenCV.

Emgu CV is special because it is a .NET wrapper to OpenCV. The wrapper is so amazing that it lets OpenCV functions be called from .NET compatible languages such as C#, VB, VC++, and IronPython. This article shows the user a better understanding of wrapping OpenCV.

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Writing a Package in Python

by Tarek Ziadé | September 2008 | Open Source

This article by Tarek Ziadé focuses on a repeatable process to write and release Python packages. We will focus on how to install, uninstall, develop, test, register, and upload a package.

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Writing Tag Content

by Vitor Subtil | June 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source

The article by Vitor Subtil, the author of Near Field Communication with Android Cookbook, explains that the NFC Forum is responsible for developing standards-based NFC specifications to allow interoperability between different devices and tags. One of the specifications created by the NFC Forum is NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF). The NDEF specification defines the message encapsulation format to exchange information between two NFC-enabled devices or devices with the NFC tag. NDEF is a lightweight, binary message format that can be used to encapsulate several custom payloads. Using this abstraction layer allows us to create the standard tag content compatible with all the NFC Forum tag types, ignoring the fact that each tag type has different hardware setups and memory layouts.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Working with the NDEF record
  • Writing a URI-formatted record
  • Writing a text-formatted record
  • Using Android Application Record
  • Working with external types
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Writing Tips for Bloggers

by Paul Thewlis | August 2008 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

The phrase "Content is King" may seem like rather an old cliché now, but it still rings true—content is king. In this article by Paul Thewlis, we will look at issues surrounding content creation, and discuss some techniques and methods to help you produce the best content you can. We will discuss some general writing tips for bloggers. Although you may be familiar with some of these already, it is to re-focus your attention on them and ensure that you are applying them as a part of your blogging routine.

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Writing XML data to the File System with SSIS

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | November 2009 | Microsoft

This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, shows how you may retrieve XML data from a relational database and write it to a folder on your file system as a text or xml file using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services 2008. The following are the different steps involved in this EL process (there being no transformation):

  • Creating a stored procedure that retrieves XML
  • Creating a package in BIDS or Visual Studio 2008
  • Adding and configuring a ExecuteSQL task
  • Adding and configuring a Script task
  • Running the package and verifying the results
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Writing Your First Lines of CoffeeScript

by Ian Young | August 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article, written by Ian Young, the author of the book CoffeeScript Application Development, will dive into CoffeeScript head first. We'll look at all the simple data types and control structures, and find out how CoffeeScript helps us deal with them more simply and expressively. We'll discover some neat tricks that save us keystrokes and reduce the likelihood of errors in our code. And we'll peek under the hood to see how some of the CoffeeScript magic is happening.

In this article, you can expect to:

  • Learn CoffeeScript syntax for many common operations
  • Learn how to use standard data types and control structures in CoffeeScript
  • See how the CoffeeScript we write maps back to JavaScript once compiled
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wxPython 2.8: Advanced Building Blocks of a User Interface

by Cody Precord | December 2010 | Open Source

In today's world of desktop applications, there is a great amount of incentive to be able to develop applications that can run in more than one environment. Currently, there are a handful of options available for cross-platform frameworks to develop desktop applications in Python. wxPython is one such cross-platform GUI toolkit for the Python programming language. It allows Python programmers to create programs with a complete, highly-functional graphical user interface, simply and easily.

In this article by Cody Precord, author of the book wxPython 2.8 Application Development Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Listing data with a ListCtrl
  • Browsing files with the CustomTreeCtrl
  • Creating a VListBox
  • StyledTextCtrl using lexers
  • Working with tray icons
  • Adding tabs to a Notebook
  • Using the FlatNotebook
  • Scrolling with a ScrolledPanel
  • Simplifying the FoldPanelBar
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wxPython 2.8: Window Layout and Design

by Cody Precord | December 2010 | Open Source

In today's world of desktop applications, there is a great amount of incentive to be able to develop applications that can run in more than one environment. Currently, there are a handful of options available for cross-platform frameworks to develop desktop applications in Python. wxPython is one such cross-platform GUI toolkit for the Python programming language. It allows Python programmers to create programs with a complete, highly-functional graphical user interface, simply and easily.

In this article by Cody Precord, author of the book wxPython 2.8 Application Development Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Using a BoxSizer
  • Understanding proportions, flags, and borders
  • Laying out controls with the GridBagSizer
  • Standard dialog button layout
  • Using XML resources
  • Making a custom resource handler
  • Using the AuiFrameManager
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wxPython: Design Approaches and Techniques

by Cody Precord | December 2010 | Open Source

In today's world of desktop applications, there is a great amount of incentive to be able to develop applications that can run in more than one environment. Currently, there are a handful of options available for cross-platform frameworks to develop desktop applications in Python. wxPython is one such cross-platform GUI toolkit for the Python programming language. It allows Python programmers to create programs with a complete, highly-functional graphical user interface, simply and easily.

In this article by Cody Precord, author of the book wxPython 2.8 Application Development Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Creating Singletons
  • Implementing an observer pattern
  • Strategy pattern
  • Model View Controller
  • Using mixin classes
  • Using decorators
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XamChat – a Cross-platform App

by Jonathan Peppers | February 2014 | Open Source

This article is written by Jonathan Peppers, the author of Xamarin Cross-platform Application Development. Xamarin technologies are used to develop real-world applications for iOS and Android. This article explains the concept of a cross-platform sample application that we can build using Xamarin Studio.

The best way to truly learn a programming skill, in our opinion, is to take on a simple project that requires you to exercise that skill. This gives new developers a project where they can focus on the concepts they are trying to learn without the overhead of fixing bugs or following customer requirements. To increase our understanding of Xamarin Studio and cross-platform development, let's develop a simple app called XamChat for iOS and Android.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Our sample application concept
  • The Model layer of our application
  • Mocking a web service
  • The ViewModel layer of our application
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Xcode 4 ios: Displaying Notification Messages

by Steven F Daniel | August 2011 | Open Source

This will focus on the different methods in which we can make our applications communicate and grab the user's attention. You may, for instance, want to notify the user that an error has occurred, or that the user will need to wait while information is being retrieved or saved.

In this article by Steven F. Daniel, author of Xcode 4 iOS Development, we will:

  • Explore and use the different notification methods
  • Learn how to generate alerts to notify the user
  • Learn how to go about using action sheets to associate with views
  • Handle alerts via sounds and vibrations
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Xen Virtualization: Work with MySQL Server, Ruby on Rails, and Subversion

by Prabhakar Chaganti | October 2007 | Architecture & Analysis Linux Servers Open Source

In this article, Prabhakar Chaganti will show us to create virtual appliances that perform one specific function. These appliances can be web servers, database servers or anything else that you can think of which is useful for your business.

The key advantage with these appliances is the fact that they are mostly maintenance free, and can be started up and then used without going through any lengthy installation process. You can use these as needed for your testing and then dispose them off. You can also use them for staging environments or production environments, and you can even share them across the enterprise.

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XenApp® Policies

by Esther Barthel MSc | January 2014 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

In this article by Esther Barthel MSc, the author of book Citrix® XenApp® 6.5 Expert Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a XenApp Computer or User policy
  • Adding filters to a policy
  • Comparing XenApp policies and templates
  • Simulating connection scenarios with Citrix® policies
  • Configuring policy priorities and exceptions
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