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Robert Diana12/27/11
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A Look Back And A Look Ahead At 2012

As the year comes to a close, everyone is posting predictions about the new year as well as reviewing their predictions from the prior year. Here at Regular Geek, I would like to look at the trends to determine what changed things and what trends we should...

Pieter De Rycke12/27/11
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My Top Frameworks for Windows Phone Development

A couple of days ago, I have released the first version of my free open source WP7 application “Cloud Fox” to the windows phone market place. It allows Windows Phone 7 users to synchronize their FireFox bookmarks, history and open tabs with their mobile...

Simon Jackson12/27/11
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Silverlight & XNA - A Tale of Two Cities

As was the story not long ago, devs would look at the image above and see a Silverlight app, it looks like an image overlaid by a text control with another texture of a persons head, nothing too fancy about that. But now thanks to the World of Mango...

Mikael Koskinen12/27/11
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Windows Phone: Deep linking and the back button

Windows Phone Mango adds the ability to create secondary tiles for your applications. We have recently upgraded most of our applications to the Mango and in doing so, few of our apps now allow users to add “deep links” to the Start menu, in the form of...

Michael Crump12/27/11
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Adding an Easter Egg to your WP7 Application

I was asked the other day how to detect if a user has touched a certain part of the screen. I created some sample code for them but decided that it might make a fun Easter egg as well.  It does this by comparing the X and Y axis of the users current touch...

Matt Hidinger12/26/11
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Real World Windows Phone Dev Part 4: The Panorama

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 Nixon12/26/11
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Mango Sample: MVVM

The Model View View-Model pattern is intended for applications that have State, like a Silverlight application. There are 3 parts: The Model The View The View-Model

Punit Ganshani12/26/11
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Creating Page Transitions in Windows Phone

Creating page transitions is not difficult at all when you have Silverlight Toolkit available in market.  So follow the steps written below Step 1: Using Silverlight Toolkit So first download the latest copy of Silverlight Toolkit and follow the steps...

Terrence Ryan12/26/11
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Android Toast-like Alerts in HTML using CSS

One of the little things I like about Android is the "toast." If you are not familiar with the toast, it is the little transparent notice you get that operations are done. The best example is the toast that tells you how long you will have to...

Den D.12/25/11
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Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone - Final notes before the beta

I finally got Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone to a beta stage. There is a lot of work that I am still doing, and you can see the planned roadmap here; however I decided to push a beta release in order to find existing issues while I am working on...

Greg Duncan12/25/11
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Windows Phone 7 + IronRuby + Online Library Hosting + Auto Updating = LiveLibs

livelibs Welcome to LiveLibs.com! What's this LiveLibs thing? In a nutshell, LiveLibs is a set of tools and technologies that allows you to have self-updating code running on Windows Phones. Excuse me? You mean I can deploy bugfixes and add...

Jerry Nixon12/25/11
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XAML Dev’s Favorite Snippet

Data binding in XAML is powerful. We can wire up forms without code-behind. However, for it to work, data bound objects must implement INotifyPropertyChanged. Without this interface, object property value changes are not reflected in the UI. Objects ...

Jerry Nixon12/24/11
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Windows Phone Mango Sample: Consume Odata

Odata is a standard method to expose data through a WCF service. Typical services have GetThis() & GetThat() methods, Odata services expose Queriable interfaces that allow consumers to define data queries on the fly.

Daniel Egan12/24/11
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Get Network Info on Windows Phone

When you are developing your application, you keep in mind that you may not always have a network connection. You should prepare for this simi-connected environment.  To do this, you should use the Microsoft.Phone.Net.NetworkingInformation namespace....