Category Archives: WindowsPhone

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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New Mini-Tutorial Video Series

I’m very pleased to announce that I’m starting a new video series based on my mini tutorials about Windows phone mango. These will all be posted on Channel 9 and you can also find them listed alphabetically on my Windows … Continue reading

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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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Yet Another Podcast #50–Rob Cameron: What’s New In Windows 7.5 (Mango)

Talking with Rob Cameron, Architect Evangelist for Microsoft, and APress author of Pro Windows Phone 7 Development. Listen | Yet Another Podcast Call in comments: 1-347-YAP-CAST

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Windows Phone WCF OData Client

Windows Phone Tutorial In a recent posting I showed how to create a quick OData service using Entity-Framework Code-First and SQLCE4.  In this posting I’ll show how to create a simple Windows Phone client to interact with that service.

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My presentation at //build

I presented on Windows Phone Xaml Programming at the //build conference. It was great fun. You can watch the video here.

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Survey Time!

Please help us determine which topics are of most interest by taking this incredibly short survey.  It’s anonymous, it’s free and if you complete the survey you are eligible to feel really good about yourself. 

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DataBinding to Custom Properties

Windows Phone Tutorial In a recent three part mini-series I showed how to create a Xaml program from scratch.  In the third part of the series I showed how the values are computed for display, but I glossed over how … Continue reading

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Building a Windows Phone App From Scratch–Part 3 of 3

Windows Phone Tutorial In Part 1 of this mini-series we created the layout for a calculator. In Part 2, we filled in the event handlers for the buttons.  In this third and final part we’ll review the code for the … Continue reading

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Building A Windows Phone App From Scratch–Part 2

Windows Phone Tutorial In Part 1 of this mini-series we created the layout for a calculator. In this part, we’ll take a look at the event handlers required to make the buttons works.  When the user clicks a button an … Continue reading

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