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Matt Hidinger01/04/12
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Real World Windows Phone Dev Part 5: Creating and Consuming Web Services

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...

Jerry Nixon01/04/12
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Windows Phone Mango Resources Part 1: Themes

This is part 1 in the Resource series. Part 1: ThemesPart 2: ColorsPart 3: SizesPart 4: Styles

Andrea Haubner01/04/12
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Working with Silverlight Events

An event is simply a method that’s executed when some action takes place. This action is typically by a user when the user clicks a button using their finger, but could also be triggered by something that happens internally in the application.

Simon Jackson01/03/12
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Unexpected Debugging with WP7

A strange thing happened the other day while I was working on one of my projects (actually it’s happened several times in the past but this was one of the few which really vexed me), My app wasn’t behaving.  Now this post mainly talks about...

Mikael Koskinen01/03/12
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Windows Phone Mango Panorama: Working around the Minimized AppBar Bug

Background Before the Mango update, Windows Phone developers were advised against using the application bar with a Panorama control. This was somewhat changed with the Mango which includes  a new minimized mode for the application bar. This mode can be...

Jevgeni Tšaikin01/03/12
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Passing values to Windows Phone 7 pages: URI paremeters and QueryString

From my point of view specifying parameters and their values in URI (QueryString) is probably the easiest way to pass data from one page to another during the Navigation. In this post I am going to cover this approach for passing values to pages and in...

Den D.01/03/12
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Windows Phone Native Series - Enumerating drivers

It is time to move a little bit beyond the boundaries of the standard Windows Phone SDK - all the way to native development. It will require more effort, but you will be able to access much more information that way. Let's start with the basics - what will...

Andrea Haubner01/02/12
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8 Common Windows Phone Tasks in Mango

In this blog post I will have a closer look at different Phone Tasks and their uses. All those tasks can be found in the Microsoft.Phone.Tasks namespace. Each Task class has a method called "Show()" which is responsible for executing the task....

Jerry Nixon01/02/12
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Windows Phone Mango Sample: Icon Design

Let’s take a minute to walk without using Express Design to create a logo for your Windows Phone application. Expression Design is included in the Expression Suite – it is NOT included with the free version of Expression Blend (which is included in the...

Pieter De Rycke01/02/12
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Dynamically adding RaisePropertyChanged to MVVM Light ViewModels using Reflection.Emit

I like the clean separation between views and view models made possible by the MVVM pattern. But I don’t like the code pattern required to implement RaisePropertyChanged in simple properties.private static string someProperty; public string...

John Esposito01/02/12
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HTML5 Geolocation: Problems and Solutions

JavaScript can ask browsers lots of questions, and IP addresses can (sort of) localize clients -- but only the new Geolocation API provides a standard language for browsers to tell webpages where the browser is physically located, in any way the browser...

Den D.01/02/12
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2011 in review for Windows Phone

During year 2011, Windows Phone got quite a bit of traction. It finally reached a more mature stage with the release of the Mango update - a big step forward compared to its 1.0 Vanilla release. Just this October, the platform hit its 1 year milestone and it...

Tim Murphy01/01/12
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New Windows Phone 7 Stencil For Cacoo

I have created a stencil for wire framing Windows Phone 7 application in Cacoo.  This is definitely a work in progress, but until it is complete I would suggest combining this stencil with the Android stencil that is available by default in Cacoo. ...

Jerry Nixon01/01/12
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Nicely Format Phone Numbers in WP7

This is a simple requirement: the user types in some string that should be a phone number. You need to format that string to look nice and neat. Assuming that we are in the United States where there are 10 digit numbers and a country code of +1, here’s...

Jerry Nixon12/31/11
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Windows Phone Mango Sample: Accelerometer

I know what you’re thinking: “You are already sensitive to various orientations, how can you make my Windows Phone application the same?” Lucky you! Microsoft has written a whole API (a kind of radar, if you will)  to sense Phone orientation. Left?...