Kenneth Truyers
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Kenneth Truyers

.NET developer at Appyparking, Pluralsight Author and Microsoft MVP


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Improve your command-line experience with ConEmu

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Over the last decade, almost all software has made huge leaps in usability. Browsers have gotten tabs, you can do everything off-line and interfaces are slicker than ever. And then there’s the windows command-prompt. Nothing has changed over the last decade or…

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Must-have NuGet packages

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NuGet is awesome! There are so many packages though that it’s very difficult to know which ones are useful and which can be missed. Therefore I have created a list of the NuGet packages that I find most useful when developing for Windows Phone and Windows 8. S…

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Portable class libraries or source code sharing?

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Earlier I wrote a blog post on a specific method to implement code sharing between Windows Store and Windows Phone applications. In this post I want to zoom out a little bit and look at the different techniques available and explain what the differences and ad…

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Patterns for sharing code in Windows Phone and Windows 8 Applications

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Background With the latest batch of releases in Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Microsoft has been trying to close the gap between both development platforms. (The old “write once, run everywhere”-idea) Although both platforms are based on the same Windows 8 ker…

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Create Windows 8 RT/Metro Icons

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I started developing my XBMC Remote for Windows 8 RT / Metro and I have come across a nice little feature in the API which I want to share. For Windows Phone, I had to create all the icons myself. Visual Studio 2012, creates a file called StandardStyles.xaml (…