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Glen Gordon12/06/11
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PhoneGap on WP7 Pro Tip #1: Handling Orientation

Today’s PhoneGap on Windows Phone 7 tip involves handling orientation changes. This means when a user rotates their phone from portrait to landscape, the content should rotate as well. Not only that, in some scenarios elements on the screen should...

Mitch Pronschinske12/06/11
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How To: Windows Phone and SQL Databases

Some developer evangelists for Windows Phone are now streaming their local presentations and Windows Phone Workshops online for the benefit of everyone.  Here's a good video from WP7 evangelist Jerry Nixon, who also just recently joined the DZone MVB...

Matt Lacey12/05/11
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Windows 8 does not use Metro!

"Ooh, ooh, ooh. Windows 8 looks just like Windows Phone 7 - it's metro too." No. Stop. Wait. Metro is the name of the design language for Windows Phone 7. If you've been paying attention, everyone (who's "on message") has been saying...

Jeff Blankenburg12/05/11
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31 Days of Mango | Day #31: Promoting Your App

This article is Day #31 in a series called 31 Days of Mango.

Den D.12/04/11
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Big App on Campus Student Competition from Microsoft

Yet another competition for students from Microsoft. In partnership with The Gracious Few, Microsoft decided to offer a unique experience for ten students that will travel to Austin, TX for SXSW - they will be able to access a private concert, will have...

Den D.12/03/11
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You've Got Game - new Windows Phone sweepstakes for student developers

During this time of the year Microsoft runs a few sweepstake programs targeting the student audience, some of them gaining a lot of traction in the academic community. Today's program is different because it specifically applied to student developers who are...

Jerry Nixon12/03/11
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Mango Sample: Lock and Run

When a user is idle, their screen locks and your Windows

Mitch Pronschinske12/02/11
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Official Starter Tutorials for Windows Phone Now Updated to Mango

Got a handy list of WP7(.1) tutorials for you today straight from the source, MSDN.  If you haven't done so already, or if you need to update these areas for your new WP7.1 apps, take a look below. Developing a Windows Phone Application from Start to Finish

Jerry Nixon12/02/11
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Control Xbox from your Windows Phone

At Nokia World this week in London,

Jeff Blankenburg12/02/11
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31 Days of Mango | Day #30: Local Database

This article is Day #30 in a series called 31 Days of Mango, and was written by guest author Chris Woodruff.  Chris can be reached on Twitter at @cwoodruff.

Mitch Pronschinske12/01/11
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Designing Mobile Search

About 15% of searches in 2011 have been performed on mobile devices, with an estimated rise to one in every four by next year. And people aren't just searching Google: restaurants, cars, electronics, and even enterprise content are all being searched by...

John Esposito12/01/11
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How DZone Users Are Using HTML5

Over 2200 of you responded to our SurveyMonkey on how you are actually using various new web standards (sometimes all classed under the generic heading 'HTML5').Before anything else: thanks for your responses! We'll certainly take them into account as we...

Jeff Blankenburg12/01/11
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31 Days of Mango | Day #29: Globalization

This article is Day #29 in a series called 31 Days of Mango, and was written by guest author Matt Eland.  Matt can be reached on Twitter at @integerman.

Greg Duncan12/01/11
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SharePoint 2010 Windows Phone 7 Toolkit

I like having a library to access SharePoint without having to grab the assemblies off a machine with SharePoint installed... But something to consider is the OData Support that comes with SharePoint 2010. That's another "Dev against...