Category Archives: WindowsPhone

Yet Another Podcast #81–Mary Jo Foley on /Build &Windows 8

Mary Jo Foley joins Jon Galloway and me in a free wheeling discussion and review of /Build 2012, Windows 8, Windows 8 Phone and Azure.  Mary Jo is the editor of ZDNet’s All About Microsoft blog and the co-host of … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #80–Miguel de Icaza & Mono

Miguel joins Jon and me to discuss Mono and Xamarin and the future of open source C# coding for iOS and Android.  Related links: Core Mono: http://github.com/mono The Mono organization on GitHub http://mono-project.com The Mono web site. http://xamarin.com Miguel’s company … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #68–Jeremy Likness and Windows 8

Talking with Jeremy Likness, about Windows 8 development, XAML development and the Sterling database. Jeremy is a Technical Project Manager and Consultant with Wintellect, and author of Designing Silverlight Business Applications and the  forthcoming Designing Windows 8 Metro Applications with … Continue reading

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The Accelerometer and the Emulator

A Windows Phone Tutorial The Windows Phone 7.1 SDK (formerly known as Mango) includes a new extended emulator that allows you to see the effect of moving the phone when using the accelerometer.  We’ll draw a dot in the center … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #59–Lino Tadros

Talking with Lino Tadros, CEO of Falafel Software, about programming for the .NET stack. Falafel Software Yet Another Podcast listeners are invited to buy the Falafel e-book Windows Phone 7.5 Nuts & Bolts for 50% off.  Just use the coupon … Continue reading

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Playing A Sound, Simplified

Windows Phone Tutorial In a previous posting I discussed how to play a sound using a background process.  That is great when you need the sound to continue playing even if you leave your application. But much of the time … Continue reading

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Full Stack Resumes–MVVM Design

The Full Stack project resumes with a bang as Jon Galloway and I talk with John Papa about MVVM design.

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New Videos Uploaded

I’ve recently uploaded a number of new Videos in the Windows Phone 7.5 video series.  The two most recent (uploaded today) are on persisting an image and navigation within an MVVM application.

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Vibrating the phone

Windows Phone Tutorial A little vibration added to your application can be just the haptic feedback needed. It turns out that vibration is absurdly easy to add; so much so that discussions of adding vibration typically come with the caveat … Continue reading

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Binding Formatting

Windows Phone Tutorial When you are binding data there are additional properties that allow you to format the display and to handle errors and null values. The StringFormat property allows you to add any standard .NET format string that matches … Continue reading

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Context Menu

Windows Phone Tutorial The Silverlight For Windows Phone Toolkit is a magnificent collection of controls and utilities for writing Windows Phone applications.  Unfortunately, there is little or no documentation, and the samples, while wonderful, are quite complex.  At times, it … Continue reading

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Beautiful Page Transitions (Practically) Free

Windows Phone Tutorial I don’t just mean you don’t pay for the code, or the control, I mean we’re talking about 2 minutes of effort.  No joke. Step 1 is to download the November Windows Phone Toolkit and install it

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