Recently a new version of the Windows Phone Toolkit was released: Windows Phone Toolkit – August 2011 (7.1 SDK). This 3-part article covers all the key concepts of the new HubTile control.
Full Article: WindowsPhoneGeek
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One phrase that I think describe this series of articles is “Hello World re-done”. This is the first installment, and from the looks of it (and past form) this is going to be a very useful tutorial for all those brand new developers. Taking you through from design in Blend to coding & debugging in VS. Click the link to see what I’m craving about.
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PS this is my 1st post from the WP7 WordPress app, so we’ll see how easy it is.
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So… It’s been far too long since In last posted an article I liked.
This one is from Microsoft Feed and gives a very detailed tutorial of binding using a Viewmodel. I was quite fortunate when learning this, as I had an MVP at hand to throw any questions at. But for those not lucky enough to have that, this is a perfect introduction.
Full Article: Working With Data In Windows Phone 7 | MicrosoftFeed.
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The Windows Phone life cycle is not terribly complicated, but it can be the source of some confusion, and managing the life-cycle can be intimidating to new Windows Phone programmers. This posting will review the basic life-cycle of a Windows Phone application and will show you what you need to do to preserve state and give your users a rewarding phone experience.
Full Article: Page State–Step by Step | Jesse Liberty.
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There are many times in life, when it’s the small things that make the biggest difference. Using InputScope to manipulate the on-screen keyboard that a user is presented with is such an important detail. By choosing the right keyboard, users can spend less time inputting data into your app & spend longer on enjoying the experience as a whole.
This article take you through the basic implementation of InputScope, and provides a detailed tutorial on the most popular options available. Well worth a look.
Full Article: Mobile Zone.
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