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Juhani Lehtimaki12/20/11
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What Should Android Apps Look Like?

The Android platform doesn't have strong guidelines for how the apps should look and function. Google had made it clear from the beginning that they have no plans to start dictating what is acceptable and what isn't. There is a set of UI guidelines but...

Daniel Egan12/19/11
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Windows Phone Azure Toolkit: 'The Web Role was started in a wrong port'

One of the great things about Windows Phone is all of the samples that are out there.  And topping them all is the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 .  The toolkit gives you everything you need to develop a Windows Phone application using Windows...

Pieter De Rycke12/19/11
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My MVVM Tombstone Pattern

I am developing an application for Windows Phone 7 and during tombstoning I had to store some data of the view model. Tombstoning is done in the code behind of the view in the “OnNavigatedFrom” and “OnNavigatedTo” methods. This forced me to...

Matt Hidinger12/19/11
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Real World Windows Phone Dev Part 1: Introduction and Outline

This series is going to walk through building a polished, functioning Windows Phone app from start to finish. The app is called Realworld Stocks and the full source code will be available on CodePlex as the series progresses. I’ll be using Mercurial to...

Andrea Haubner12/19/11
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Windows Phone ScrollViewer not scrollable?

I am currently working on yet another application. In that application I have two pages, the MainPage where I can choose a certain phrase. Choosing one of them navigates me to my second page, where I have three TextBlocks. The length of the text varies,...

Mitch Pronschinske12/18/11
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Deep-DIVE in Silverlight 5

With Silverlight 4 out for over a year now, some amazing applications have been built with it. It's time to take a look at the next version now because it...

Jevgeni Tšaikin12/18/11
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Displaying image inside Panorama Title in Windows Phone applications

Although it might seem too obvious, but still many developers and designers forget that top-margin should be equal to 80 for the content inside Panorama Title(in my example bellow Margin=”0,80,0,0″ for Grid element). Bellow is the XAML markup that you...

Tim Dams12/17/11
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Mobile Learning to cook with WP 7.5 data (a book review)

Recently I received a review copy of the “Windows Phone 7.5 Data Cookbook” by Ramesh Thalli from Packt Publishing (ISBN 978-1-84969-122-2). This book, divided in 8 chapters, shows how simple it is to write data-driven programs WP7 applications. What...

Greg Duncan12/17/11
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"Windows Phone Toolkit In Depth" 2nd edition, free Windows Phone 7.1(5) PDF now available

Windows Phone Geek - New FREE e-book: Windows Phone Toolkit In Depth 2nd edition "We are pleased to announce that we have just released our new FREE e-book "Windows Phone Toolkit In Depth" 2nd edition by Boryana Miloshevska.

Mitch Pronschinske12/17/11
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Introduction to XAML development on Windows 8

At BUILD 2011, Microsoft announced Windows 8. This upcoming version of Windows is probably the biggest change the OS ever went through. Windows 8 focuses...

Prabath Siriwardena12/16/11
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The 1st Kolamba DZone Community Meetup

Be sure to check out the DZone Blog for pictures of our meetup last week at the HQ in Cary, NC!We successfully completed the first Kolamba DZone meetup with 5O+ attendees from WSO2, University of Moratuwa, University of Colombo, Informatics and IFS. We...

Daniel Egan12/16/11
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Windows Phone Alerts and Reminders

Another great feature for Windows Phone Mango is the ability to set up reminders and alerts in your application (While it is not running).  You would be surprised how many applications want/need this. During our Windows Phone 7 Unleashed events this was a...

Daniel Egan12/16/11
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WP7 Isolated Storage Snapshots

When working with Isolated Storage on the phone you sometimes have difficulty “seeing” what is located in the IsoStore for your application.  Luckily we have a tool that will help you take snapshots of the Sandboxed Isolated Storage for your...

Den D.12/16/11
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Dell Venue Pro - AT Commands while searching for interop unlock

While looking for a hint of interop unlock on a Dell Venue Pro device (running Windows Phone 7), I was working with the Engineering Mode application. One of the capabilities it offers is an AT command execution layer. While follwoing the list of...

Glen Gordon12/16/11
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PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #2: Script interaction

Here's a link to part 1 of this series.