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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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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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Windows Phone Toolkit–Date and Time Pickers

A Windows Phone From Scratch Mini-Tutorial You have seen the Date and Time pickers in the built-in applications and you can add them to your own applications with shockingly little work.   To start, follow the directions from yesterday’s posting on … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Toolkit AutoCompleteBox

A Windows Phone From Scratch Mini-Tutorial The Windows Phone Toolkit offers a number of useful controls that you can use right out of the box.  This is the first in a sub-series of mini-tutorials on the Windows Phone Toolkit. From … Continue reading

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