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Data binding is one of the fundamental concepts used for good Windows Phone application design, but can be difficult to grasp for newcomers. The core concept is this: No one wants to manually update the user interface elements. It’s best to have the UI automatically reflect the state of the application. Data binding helps us do this. We can work exclusively on our Windows Phone UI, bind the values in the UI and then work on the inner logic of the application knowing that all the updates are being reflected to the user. Because of the power in the model, as you see in this video, there are some really great "fringe" benefits in terms of interaction and design that we get, along with the core benefits. For more information, see Data binding for Windows Phone.
Databinding is awesome. But I only really started getting into it when I learned how to use MVVM Light. One of the problems with starting using databinding is that all the search results bring you to WPF and Silverlight websites/questions/blogs. And the databinding you can do with those is a little bit different from Windows Phone (and Windows 8 store apps). So, it's a little bit rough getting examples that show you all the different ways (other than the templates) that you can use databinding.
In any case, MVVM Light is what made me a databinding fan.
Thanks for doing this but it is way over my head. I hope there is more introductory material available here.
I know that this would not be the properly place to post it but I was wondering...
What if Microsfot delivers the TaskBar with the start buttom on the metro interface avalible ?
It could open old windows apps directly in front of the start screem and MS could "kill" the desktop app for ever.
I meam, is the user uses the start button present on the new Start Screen on the Metro UI the problem could be opend in front of it and make the experience for users that claims for the old UI less traumatic.
It would allow bussiness companies to be less resitant to adopt the windows 8.
Another idea is that the supossed taskbar with the famous start button now present in the new start screen could be configured to be displayed or not, / auto hidded or not. so it could be helpful on desktops but configured (by the user of course) to never be displayed if the user is on a tablet for example.
Tnink about it.
Oh by the way if you know that there is another channel were I can post it to the microsoft windows 8 developers team please tell me...