HTML Agility Pack Implementation

The Featured Discussion Board Post this week is HTML Agility Pack Implementation started by Keith Kerswell.

Keith is developing an application on Windows Phone 8. He is looking for an implementation of the HTML Agility Pack that will help him extract data out of his target webpage and display the page in his application.

Keith has tried various online samples and tutorials but is unable to implement it and wants help to find suitable resource. Neil Turner not only provides him with step by step guide on how to do it, but also helps him with some common issues and fixes. Neil gives him consistent support to see him through with the full solution, with suggestions like using HttpClient rather than WebClient for his use case.

Keith is able to completely sort out his issues and successfully implement the HTML Agility Pack.

We decided to feature this thread because it highlights how the community can help you persistently to sort out all issues.  The thread also highlights the utility of the HTML Agility Pack.

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Smooth Move of Image on the Page

The Featured Discussion Board Post this week is Smooth Move of Image on the Page started by Artur Tychina.

Artur is developing an app in Windows Phone 8 using VB.net. He wants to move an image object slowly across the page. He is trying to manually change the margin of the image, and then implement a timer to transform it, but can’t figure out how.

Gergely Csúcs suggests that he use the RenderTransform property while setting it to TranslateTransform. Oliver Ulm agrees that he could do that, but thinks that the transformation is happening outside the layout calculations of the visual tree. Oliver adds that he could put the image control inside a Canvas control, which would give him access to the attached DependencyProperties Top and Left. He suggests an example for animation which is supported in XAML, and demonstrates the usage of TopProperty attached by Canvas control. He also clarifies that all CLR classes that are available in C# should also be available in VB.net as well, although the interfaces may sometimes differ a bit to accommodate language nuances.

Artur tries Oliver’s suggestion of putting Image control inside a Canvas control, and it works for him.

We featured this thread because it highlighted some good tricks for Image control.

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