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Windows Phone From Scratch #9 – Visual State

When transitioning from one state (e.g., button up) to another (e.g., button pressed) the user expects and requires visual feedback.  Often this is provided with animation: the button appears to descend.  Creating this animation is greatly simplified by the Visual … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #8–Styles

Let’s take a look at how styles can unify the look and feel of a Windows Phone application.  This and the next few Windows Phone From Scratch (WPFS) postings will use the same form, so we’ll begin by creating a … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #7–Element Binding

This mini-tutorial extends the work done in number 6, adding a slider and a text block bound to the value of the slider, through element binding – that is, the binding of one element’s value (in this case the TextBlock) … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #6 – Data Binding (Really)

Whoa! Insurrection on this series! Fair enough, it is based on the quite legitimate complaint that the mini-tutorials were too mini and not enough tutorial.  To make up for this deficiency, this mini-tutorial will cover steps 2 and 3 described … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #5 – Data Binding

Databinding is a somewhat advanced topic, typically covered in the second or even the final third of most Silverlight books.  We’re going to tackle it in the next couple mini-tutorials because It isn’t difficult to understand It isn’t difficult to … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #4 – First Xaml

In the previous mini-tutorial in this series you created a form in which you placed a prompt and text box for the first name using Expression Blend and drag and drop.  It was probably not obvious that as you created … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #3 – First Project

Open Expression Blend (which you downloaded in mini-tutorial #1) and select New Project.  In the New Project dialog box, select Windows Phone in the left pane, Windows Phone Databound Application in the upper right, and name the application WPFS3. The … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch Mini-Tutorials #2: Silverlight vs XNA

You can write for Windows Phone using either Silverlight or XNA.  Here are some general guidelines to help with understanding the strengths of each of the two platforms (from the Windows Phone 7 Developer Portal).

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The Windows Phone From Scratch Mini-Tutorials: #1: Getting Started

This is the first in the Windows From Scratch mini-tutorial series.  This series assumes you have no experience with Silverlight nor with C#, nor .NET in general, but would like to learn to program the Windows Phone. Hardware and Software … 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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Building A Windows Phone App From Scratch

Windows Phone Tutorial In this and the next few blog posts, we will build an application from scratch; covering all the details along the way.  The application we’re going to build is a simple four function calculator. We’ll build it … Continue reading

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