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Dhananjay Kumar02/04/12
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Accessing Pictures from Media Library in Windows Phone

You may come across a requirement to access the entire picture saved in Media Library of Windows Phone. Media Library can be accessed using the MediaLibrary class and this article shows you how to do it.

Maarten Struys02/04/12
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EvenTiles from Start to Finish - Part 6

Maarten Struys continues his series on developing a Windows Phone app from start to finish. This post will cover exploring the Isolated Storage Explorer Tool.

Austin Kowitz02/03/12
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DZone's Different!

Hello DZoners!My name is Austin Kowitz and I’m a graphic designer at DZone. And you can mostly blame (praise?) me and DZone developer, Ross Jernigan, for what you see currently at DZone. We still have tons of ideas we haven't implemented yet -- but we're...

Prasant Lokinendi02/03/12
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BREAKING: Windows Phone 8 to Kick It Old School With NT Kernel

Rumor has become reality ladies and gentlemen. It looks like Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 8 will use the NT kernel. Thanks to an earlier video leak about WP8 on Nokia, the folks at Redmond have spilled the beans on their upcoming 'Apollo' Release of their mobile OS.

Ed Spencer02/03/12
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The Class System in Sencha Touch 2

Sencha Touch 1 used the class system from Ext JS 3, which provides a simple but powerful inheritance system that makes it easier to write big complex things like applications and frameworks. Sencha Touch 2 takes Ext JS 4’s much more advanced class system and used it to create a leaner, cleaner and more beautiful framework.

Rabeb Othmani02/03/12
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Using SkyDrive in your Windows Phone applications: Part 2

Have you ever wondered how you can connect your Windows Phone application to SkyDrive and list the folders associated with a Live account? This article shows how to accomplish this in a number of basic steps.

Maarten Struys02/03/12
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EvenTiles from Start to Finish - Part 5

In episode number four of this series about how to develop a Windows Phone application from scratch we created the SettingsPage using a combination of Expression Blend and Visual Studio 2010. The SettingsPage has limited functionality, but it can modify a string that will eventually be displayed on the backside of a Secondary Tile. In this episode we will take a look at how to store data in IsolatedStorage.

Rabeb Othmani02/03/12
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Using SkyDrive in Your Windows Phone App: Part 1

In case you don’t know what is Skydrive, on Wikipedia you will find that “ Windows Live SkyDrive, initially called Windows Live Folders, is a free-of-charge file hosting service that allows users to upload files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser.” That was true before the BUILD. Now, Microsoft released an SDK that enables us to write third party applications running on Windows 7, Windows Developer Preview and Windows Phone, that interact with the whole Live services, SkyDrive among them in different languages : JavaScript, C# and REST.

Niels Matthijs02/02/12
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Irresponsibly Responsive: The 'Mobile-First' Tower of Babel

The ideals behind mobile-first and responsive design are great, but present solutions rely on inadequate data, incomplete models, and maybe a fundamentally wrong approach. Really, it's like trying to predict someone's taste in food based on the size and position of his left ear.

Ed Spencer02/02/12
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Sencha Touch 2 PR4: Big Improvements in Data and MVC

Sencha Touch 2.0 Preview Release 4 offers a stable, almost-beta-quality foretaste of major improvements in (1) Ext.data capabilities and (2) application architecture, along with the usual slew of enhancements and bug fixes.

Alex Curylo02/02/12
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Cocos2d for iPhone 1 Game Development Cookbook Review

SHORT REVIEW: Buy it now. No, seriously. Buy it now. SOMEWHAT LONGER REVIEW: We absolutely guarantee that just about anyone will find the book worth way more than its price in time saved. To see for yourself, head over to the book’s website (http://cocos2dcookbook.com/) and check out the Explore The Book section for videos and explanations of the recipes in each … and download the demo apps. Yep, the demo apps, there’s free demo apps up on the store for you to check out the recipes in action...

Chris Smith02/02/12
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60 Android Hacks: Handling Lights-Out Mode

Since the early beginnings of Android, the whole system has had a status bar on top. In Android Honeycomb, the status bar was moved to the bottom of the screen. Applications such as games or image viewers need the full attention of the user, and most of them take the whole screen to display. For instance, in the default Gallery application, when you click on an image, it’s shown full screen without anything else.

Sasha Goldshtein02/02/12
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Analysis of a Mobile Redirection Framework and Obfuscated Regular Expressions

I don’t often read Haaretz, but there are from time to time articles that friends share on Facebook or come up in search results – and I find myself on the Haaretz website. Often enough, it happens on my mobile phone – and every time I find myself...

Maarten Struys02/02/12
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EvenTiles from Start to Finish - Part 4

In the third part of this series about how to develop a Windows Phone application from scratch we looked at the Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone and page transitions. Today we will work on some functionality in the Settings Page of our application.

Christophe Geers02/02/12
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Programming Windows Phone 7.5 Part 1: Getting Started

I myself, haven’t developed much on the Windows Phone yet, apart from a few “Hello, World”-isch applications. Now that Mango (WP 7.5) has been officially released and I just reinstalled my PC, I figured this would be a good opportunity to get started with Windows Phone development.