Quickly Generate Design Time Data for Windows Phone

Things have been pretty busy lately, so it's been a while since I've hacked around on a Windows Phone project (or blogged for that matter). So naturally, I've forgetten some of the basics. One of those is generating sample / design data for your XAML view. It took me a bit…

Access Camera Roll in Windows 8.1 Universal App (WP + W)

Tonight I started working on a random project for Windows Phone 8.1. I didn't plan to create a Windows 8 application, but figured I'd give the new Universal App a try to leave my options open. Anyways let's get to it... The app needs access to the users camera…

Binding a ListPicker to an Enum

A common thing I find myself doing when using the MVVM pattern within Windows Phone development is binding an Enum to a list picker. Recently I took some time to expand my libraries to help with this. The first problem to tackle is converting the enum to something that the…