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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

Den D.01/27/12
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How I ended up using WebBrowser instead of a TextBlock in a Windows Phone application

My example once again brings Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone into the spotlight. I was working on a way to display user achievements in a decent manner, so the description blends with the general application structure. What would be the best...

Jerry Nixon01/26/12
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Windows Phone Mango Sample: a Secondary Tile in 5 Minutes

Your Windows Phone application is fast. Your Windows Phone application uses animations. Your Windows Phone application is Metro. How can you make it better? Think about your user at a bus stop. They see the bus coming. “Oh!” they think, remembering...

Tim Murphy01/26/12
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Why Windows Phone Rocks

First let me say that this is a “what I like” post and not a comparison of platforms.  The Windows Phone is the first smart phone that I have owned (no, I’m not 100 or 15 years old).  Now that I have done the full disclosure I did want to talk...

Andrea Haubner01/26/12
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Windows Phone 'TryGetValue' Between XAML Pages

This entry is just a follow-up on my last entry. I was writing about navigating and passing data between XAML pages. So, for this entry I am going to use the same project I created in my last entry.

Chris Smith01/26/12
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What Will You Do With Your Data?

There are a lot of ways to track data on your smartphone or mobile device, but what do you do with that data once its been collected?  A new set of mobile apps from OpenPaths, available for both iOS and Android, provides a "secure data locker for...

Ted Neward01/26/12
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Is Programming Less Exciting Today?

As discriminatory as this is going to sound, this one is for the old-timers. If you started programming after the turn of the milennium, I don’t know if you’re going to be able to follow the trend of this post—not out of any serious deficiency on...

Avi Yehuda01/26/12
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Custom Animation for Android

Android developers web site provide you with 2 predefined animation techniques which you can use in your applications - Tween animation and frame animation.  They are super easy to implement and work quite nice.