Tag Archives: Silverlight

New Windows Phone “How Do I” Video Series

“How do I…do something new in and cool in Windows Phone ‘Mango’? This is Adam Kinney for Microsoft and today we’re going to answer that question by…” If you are new to Windows Phone 7 Development or you want to … Continue reading

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Check if your WP7 app is a Bing Instant Answer

After reading through all of the Windows Phone 7 “Mango” documentation, this is one tip that stuck out as a simple but nice feature that I haven’t seen mentioned much. Search on Windows Phone 7 “Mango” has been upgraded to include … Continue reading

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Metro List View double line – from PSD to Silverlight

I was recently working on a Windows Phone 7 application where one of the goals was to be very true to the Metro design guidelines. Like many applications we were using the trusty ListBox to show items with titles and … Continue reading

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Golf Tracker and DailyAwesome – New WP7 tutorials on the Toolbox Site

The Microsoft Toolbox site has been updated with extra credit. The new material covers Widnows Phone 7 and includes 4 apps with source code, video and written tutorials. You can see a few shots from Andy Beaulieu’s Air Hockey app, … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Interaction Developer picks for MIX11 Open Call

The MIX11 OpenCall voting has begun and the call to action is simple: We need you to tell us which sessions you’d like to see at MIX11. Voting is open to everyone (no registration required). Vote for up to 10 of … Continue reading

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New Windows Phone 7 tutorials for Designers on toolbox!

One of my recent focuses has been diving into the topic of designing applications for Windows Phone 7.  Although simple upon first glance, the Metro design language has strong guidelines and can make a real impact on the design of … Continue reading

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Talking about Expression Blend for Devs on Yet Another Podcast

Jesse Liberty was kind enough to invite me on to his cleverly named podcast, Yet Another Podcast, to talk about one of my favorite tools Expression Blend. In YAP episode #16, we highlight how the tool can be a great help when building Silverlight, WPF … Continue reading

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I’ll be that guy – future directions and so on and so forth

Today during a call with Mr. Ingebretsen discussing a project, we had plotted who would be the dev lead, who would be the design lead and who would be the dev/design/wireframe/glue lead.  I said “I’ll be that guy”, the “glue” … Continue reading

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On the Herding Code show talking about Silverlight and HTML5 (+ artwork)

Rick Barraza and I were guests on the Herding Code show talking about Silverlight and HTML 5. I decided to create a cover art for the episode, just to give it that extra love. Check out the show at herdingcode.com/?p=281 … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 Gestures Cheat Sheet

Along with the Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools RTM release, the Silverlight team also shipped the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit.  Not only does the toolkit add much needed controls like DatePicker, TimePicker and WrapPanel; but there’s also very Phone-ish … Continue reading

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