Kevin Bost

Senior Software Engineer

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Successful software engineer capable of conceptualizing elegant solutions to complex problems. Continually architecting optimized programs, this Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer is instrumental in the creation of several innovative products. Skilled at building professional applications and passionate about using unit testing and code reviews, expect high-quality results from this engineer.

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Kevin's Blog Posts

Debugging like a Pro in Visual Studio

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September 6, 2018 / No Comment

Viewing method return values in the Locals/Autos windows in Visual Studio
Visual Studio is packed with tons of great debugging tools. There are so many tools that it’s often hard to keep track of them all. Simply knowing about a tool can make a significant improvement to your productivity. In this post, we’ll look at how you can examine […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, C#, LINQ, Visual Studio

Material Design in XAML – How to make sense of the Dialog Host

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August 16, 2018 / No Comment

 
Material Design In XAML (MDIX) is a beautiful theme library that brings Google’s Material Design to your Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) applications. In this tutorial, we look at how easy it is to get started with one of its most powerful controls, the DialogHost. It provides a simple way to display a dialog with information or prompt the […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, C#, MDIX, WPF

5 Steps to Getting Started with Material Design In XAML

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July 2, 2018 / 2 Comments

Material Design In XAML (MDIX) is a beautiful theme library that brings Google’s Material Design to your Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) applications. In this tutorial, we look at how easy it is to get started and add some beautiful material design to your application.
 
If you have an existing WPF project, you can skip to step two.
Step […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: C#, Windows, WPF

Getting started with Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern using Windows Presentation Framework (WPF)

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September 19, 2017 / No Comment

The Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) is built to take full advantage of the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. Though it is possible to create WPF applications without using the MVVM pattern, a little investment in learning can make building WPF applications much simpler.
If you are just getting started with WPF I would suggest taking a look at this getting started guide.
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: C#, WPF

Deploying your app with Squirrel

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July 18, 2017 / 3 Comments

Application deployment made easy
 
Many .NET developers are familiar with ClickOnce, Microsoft’s simple deployment solution for quickly packaging and deploying software that is easy for end-users to install. However, these conveniences come with limitations.

There are only a couple automatic update situations. To show custom UI when an update is available, requires disabling the automatic updates and […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, C#, DevOps, NuGet, Windows

3 responses to “Deploying your app with Squirrel

  1. Squirrel is intensely infuriating. Maybe I can’t emphasise “intensely” enough. It HAS TO be able to be overridden for the instances of not having admin level. Maybe if it could generate a notification rather than put a “A new helper for xxxx app is available. Please enter admin credentials…”

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