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Tasks: Launchers and Choosers–Windows Phone From Scratch #22

To provide your Windows Phone application access to the operating system (and with it, to the native applications such as SMS, the Contact List, the Camera, and, oh yes, making a call) Windows Phone 7 has a set of predefined … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #21–Animation Without A Lick Of Code

Animation, used with restraint, can greatly enhance the user’s experience of the phone; clarifying transitions and creating useful illusions.  One, discussed here previously, is the illusion of “flipping” part of the page over, perhaps to reveal a help file. In … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #19 – MVVM Light Toolkit Soup To Nuts #4

Let’s back up a bit and examine the day to day use of a View Model, and binding to the view model.  In this mini-tutorial I’ll show the basics of binding a collection that sits in a View Model to … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #18 – MVVM Light Toolkit Soup To Nuts 3

This is the third part of the MVVM Light Toollkit Soup To Nuts (part 1 is here) within the Windows Phone From Scratch Mini-tutorial series.  Today we look at an introduction to messaging as a tool for communicating, e.g., from … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #17: MVVM Light Toolkit Soup To Nuts Part 2

This is the second part of the MVVM Light Toollkit Soup To Nuts (part 1 is here) within the Windows Phone From Scratch Mini-tutorial series.  Today we look at an introduction to behaviors as a tool for migrating event handling … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch – Navigation II

In the previous WPFS we covered the basics of Navigation and the in the one before that we covered the fundamentals of animation.  Let’s combine these two ideas to create a better navigation experience. When we move from page 1 … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch – Navigation

To navigate from one page to another, you can take advantage of the static Navigate method on the page’s read-only NavigationService property.  This passes your request to the NavigationService Singleton for your application, and greatly simplifies the navigation syntax. A … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch – Animation

Animation in Silverlight is declared in Storyboards and triggered by a user’s action, by a background action or process or, most commonly, by a change in state.  Thus an animation might be triggered by pressing a button, but more often … Continue reading

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Windows Phone from Scratch #13 — Custom Behaviors Part II: ActionTrigger

In the previous mini-tutorial you saw how to create a custom Behavior, and in that custom behavior you captured the on click action event of the button.  This pattern is so common that there is a special type of behavior, … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #12–Custom Behaviors (Part I)

To fully understand how behaviors work, you need to create a couple custom Behaviors of your own.  In this tutorial we’ll build a custom behavior and in the next we’ll look at a specialized form of custom behavior called a … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #11 – Behaviors

Behaviors are, in my experience, under-appreciated by many Silverlight and Windows Phone programmers; possibly because they are most easily used from Expression Blend, which itself is greatly under-appreciated.  A behavior is an encapsulation of logic within Xaml – it is … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #10 – Visual State Part 2

This mini-tutorial will build on the work done yesterday, and will demonstrate how to return to the default visual state for a given state group.

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