Just a small post to announce the release of an app i have been working on for a little while.
An important part of my job requires me to record how much time I spend on tasks. I used to store this information in a Word document which wasn’t practical especially if I was out of the office.
May I introduce Fin. Fin is a time-sheet application that allows you to record the time spent on a task. All the information is stored in the cloud so you can access your data no matter what device you’re on.
You can download Fin here
I hope to update Fin frequently as well as develop a Windows 8 client. If you have any suggestions just leave a review on the Windows Store or leave a comment here.
I have been recently working on a Windows Phone project that required a small item to be dragged across the screen.
It was soon discovered that while it worked nicely on the emulator using the precise mouse it wasn’t so easy to use when using my chubby fingers on a REAL device.
The element i was working with was a Rectangle, so after some playing i discovered that creating a large “invisible” stroke around the rectangle would fit the task.
To achieve this i created the rectangle as shown:
<Rectangle Fill="#FFF4F4F5" Height="270" Width="270" Stroke="#00FF0000" StrokeThickness="120" />
This XAML creates an invisible hit area of 120 each side of the rectangle using the stroke property therefore creating a rectangle of 30 x 30. The stroke is invisible by using a color with 0% alpha.