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Francesco De Vittori02/07/12
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WP7 Icons Quick and Undirty

An unexpectedly time consuming part of Windows Phone 7 development are icons. As a developer with some occasional design inspirations I found Expression Blend to be the perfect tool to generate WP7 graphics.

Ben Forta02/07/12
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Backbone.js And PhoneGap Sample App

See an elegant example of a mobile application built using Backbone.js and PhoneGap. You can download the source code, the APK and the iOS or Android project files.

Maarten Struys02/07/12
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MessageBox, Navigation and Application Life Cycle

Maarten Struys explains his solution for a NavigationFailed event raised by clicking the phone's Start button while MessageBox is visible and running with the debugger attached. Looking deeper into the problem, Maarten realized the call to the NavigationService caused the problem, and shows you how to protect the Navigate Method, and another option involving Guide.BeginShowMessageBox.

Andrea Haubner02/07/12
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Creating an Animation in Expression Blend

Andrea Haubner continues her tutorial on Creating a Windows Phone app using Expression Blend. In this article, she explains the process of creating a simple animation for your application.

Erik Ejlskov Jensen02/06/12
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Windows Phone Local Database tip: Exploring multiple UPDATEs and rowversion impact

In this article, Erik explains how multiple UPDATE operations can be executed in the context of SQL Compact in a Windows Phone application.

Chris Smith02/06/12
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How to Build the Perfect Windows Phone App...(sort of)

Today I have some tips on how to improve the design process of your Windows Phone application. From integrating the Metro Squares into your Visual Studio editor, to simple "dos and don'ts" for apps, and even how to make sure your app gets approved on the first submission, these experts' advice can help you make your app better and faster.

Christophe Geers02/06/12
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Programming Windows Phone 7.5 Part 3: Stack Exchange API

Christopher Geers caps off his series on Windows Phone 7.5 Programming by showing how to make your application do something useful! Using a small wrapper for the Stack Exchange API, and takes you through the process of using Visual Studio 2010 to create a one page application with a pivot control.

Kunal Chowdhury02/06/12
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Make Your Windows Phone App Sing with PlaySoundAction

Kunal Chowdhury gives an in-depth look at adding sound behaviors to your Windows Phone app using the PlaySoundAction behavior with instructions on UI Design and Template Editing.

Maarten Struys02/06/12
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EvenTiles from Start to Finish - Part 7

Maarten Struys continues his series on developing a Windows Phone app from start to finish. In this post, he covers how to use Fast Application Switching and Tombstoning.

Den D.02/06/12
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Sending text messages from a Dell Venue Pro. Directly from the app and without SmsComposerTask.

In this article I am showing how it is possible to use AT commands on a Dell Venue Pro to send SMS messages directly through the device's modem, avoiding SmsComposerTask.

Den D.02/05/12
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GIF to JPEG for Windows Phone 7 - via a WCF service

In this article I am showing how it is possible to use a WCF service to send GIF pictures to a Windows Phone device.

Dhananjay Kumar02/05/12
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WebBrowserTask and MediaPlayerLauncher in Windows Phone

This article introduces you to MediaLauncherTask and WebBrowserTask, that allow you to interact with Windows Phone's media library and Internet Explorer accordingly.

Lohith Nagaraj02/05/12
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Windows Phone 7 Development Best Practices – Project Separations

This article introduces readers to the concept of separation of concerns in the context of a Windows Phone application.

Juhani Lehtimaki02/05/12
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The Best Default Setting is not to Have a Setting

It is easy to think that letting users change all aspects of an app UI makes the UI better. We've all heard the "if they don't like it they can change it" argument. It is also very easy to come up with theoretical scenarios where users would actually want to change any one aspects of the UI.

Christophe Geers02/05/12
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Programming Windows Phone 7.5 Part 2: Icons

Christopher Geers continues his series on Programming for Windows Phone 7.5. This post talks about the creation of Icons for your Windows Phone app.