Category Archives: Background Agents

A Dozen Windows Phone Videos… And Counting

Video #12 was recently posted to The Mango Videos on Channel 9 – this a short video on Reminders in Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango).

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Yet Another Podcast #52–Peter Torr on Windows Phone Multitasking

Peter Torr joins Jon Galloway and me to discuss multi-tasking, background agents, the backstack and other new features in Mango. Peter’s Blog Back Means Back   Listen | Yet Another Podcast Call in comments: 1-347-YAP-CAST

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The Full Stack, Phase 2–Overview

Windows Phone Tutorial Last year Jon Galloway and I launched the Full Stack experiment,in which we video-documented the creation of a nontrivial application. Today we begin the second phase of this experiment, building a new application that will have implementations … Continue reading

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Background Audio Part II: Copying Audio Files To Isolated Storage

Windows Phone Tutorial In a previous article I showed how to use the audio background task agent to run the audio even when your application is no longer in the foreground. In that article we used audio that was downloaded … Continue reading

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Background Audio

Windows Phone Tutorial When you are playing audio in your application you may not want that audio to stop when the user switches to another application.  Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) brings Background Audio using the BackgroundAudioPlayer. In my previous post … Continue reading

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Background Agents

Windows Phone Tutorial Mango brings a number of new features to support background processing; many of which I’ll be covering in coming days and weeks.  The most general of all of these is the Background Agent. Background Agents come in … Continue reading

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