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Mikael Koskinen01/30/12
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Windows Phone Performance Tips: Beware the PivotItems

Most of the WP7 applications use either the Panorama or the Pivot controls. It seems that you can solve most of the UI requirements by just using these two controls. But, some care should be taken. The pivot control at a first glance may look like a...

Maarten Struys01/30/12
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EvenTiles from Start to Finish–Part 1

As I promised a few days ago, in between other blog entries I will show you how to create a complete Windows Phone application from scratch. This project starts with running Visual Studio to create an initial solution and it stops after having updated the...

Dhananjay Kumar01/30/12
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Windows Azure Storage Client Library for Windows Phone: Part 1

Windows Azure Storage Client Library allows you to perform operations on Windows Azure storage from Windows Phone. Using Windows Azure Storage Client, you can

Troy Hunt01/30/12
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Secret iOS Business: What You Don't Know About Your Apps

In the beginning, there was the web and you accessed it though the browser and all was good. Stuff didn’t download until you clicked on something; you expected cookies to be tracking you and you always knew if HTTPS was being used. In general, the casual...

Den D.01/29/12
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Windows Phone with modem access - sending SMS messages through a terminal emulator

As I was looking for another way to provision my Dell Venue Pro (those devices are on lockdown because of lack of registry access) I figured that I still need to experiment with AT commands.

Den D.01/29/12
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Results of the Windows 8 development poll

Not too long ago I ran a poll asking developers whether they already started developing applications for Windows 8. There were a total of 127 votes cast, with a surprising end result. But let's start from the very beginning. Answered 'Yes, actively.'Total...

Erik Ejlskov Jensen01/29/12
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Generating a LINQ to SQL DataContext for VS Express for Windows Phone

As you may know, you can generate a Windows Phone DataContext based on an existing database for use with Windows Phone Mango “Local Database”, as described here and here. But this feature is only available if you own a paid Visual Studio edition (Pro...

Tim Dams01/28/12
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Creating a WP7 app: Supporting dark and light themes

In this post I will show how to create an application that supports both the dark and the light themes, without the hassle of creating two sets of images, icons or styles. This post is part of a series of posts I’ve planned on my findings while writing a...

Mikael Koskinen01/28/12
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WP7 Application’s Mango-upgrade: Remember to check TextBox InputScopes

We recently upgraded one of our Windows Phone 7 apps to Mango and things went quite smoothly using the Visual Studio’s built-in “Upgrade to Windows Phone 7.1” –functionality.

Jorge Ramon01/28/12
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Sencha Touch or jQuery Mobile?

If you ever need to choose between jQuery Mobile and Sencha Touch, you need to consider these factors before making your decision:

Alex Curylo01/27/12
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iBooks Author EULA

So the latest Apple-related brouhaha for those who like to get their knickers in a twist to be all knicker-twisted about is the EULA attached to iBooks Author, as no doubt you’ve heard. Normally we’d just snicker at the lachrymose lamentations of those...

Mark Mooibroek01/27/12
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Setting Custom Wallpaper with Android

Wallpapers are a nice way to customize your homescreen. There are many applications that allow you to change your wallpaper and they have huge databases with alot of wallpapers. An example is Zedge. But the main question is: How to they do it?

Erik Ejlskov Jensen01/27/12
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Windows Phone / SQL Server Compact Resources List

This blog post collects links to relevant blog posts and articles about Windows Phone support for SQL Server Compact. You can also follow me on Twitter (@ErikEJ) to get notified of any SQL Server Compact related news. MSDN Local Database Overview for...

Oriel Velasco01/27/12
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Android Development And Viewsonic – A Dual Team

The new Viewsonic sure is making waves across the planet. Not only are they introducing some super cool phones at low end prices, they are also pretty much introducing new functions that are by far the best in the market. We know that the world of Smartphones...

Greg Duncan01/27/12
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MetroSky - End to end Windows Phone 7 SkyDrive sample code and app

Microsoft Developer Network - MetroSky - A Complete SkyDrive Sample for Windows Phone "Introduction