Daniel Egan DotNetDoc

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October, 2011

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    Window Phone Web Marketplace

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    With the release of Mango, Microsoft has also release a new Web (read online non zune) version of the Marketplace.  This is a great place to discover all of the applications that are available for your Windows Phone. In addition to allowing you to...
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    Getting WP7 Device Info

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    As you are writing your WP7 applications you may come across the need to get information about the device your application is running on like the Firmware version, Manufacturer or the Memory the phone has loaded. You can find all of this information in...
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    Windows Phone Alerts and Reminders

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    Another great feature for Windows Phone Mango is the ability to set up reminders and alerts in your application (While it is not running).  You would be surprised how many applications want/need this. During our Windows Phone 7 Unleashed events this...
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    WP7 Getting Unique Device and User

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    In order for you to get the device unique ID and WL (Windows Live) Anonymous ID you need to first declare a couple of things in your WMAppManifest.xml file .  If you attempt to retrieve this information without these capabilities,  it will throw...
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    WP7 Isolated Storage Snapshots

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      When working with Isolated Storage on the phone you sometimes have difficulty “seeing” what is located in the IsoStore for your application.  Luckily we have a tool that will help you take snapshots of the Sandboxed Isolated Storage for your...
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    Background Agents in WP7

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    With the release of Windows Phone 7 Mango, you now have the ability to multitask (scheduled multitask) by using background agents.  Background agents allow you to do things when your application is not running.    It is important to understand...
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    Windows Phone testing for sensors

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    If you are planning on using the new sensors that are in the Windows Phone code named Mango (Gyroscope, Compass, etc...), you need to add some code to your application to test and see if they are available.  You can use the Microsoft.Devices.Sensors...
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    Get Network Info on Windows Phone

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    When you are developing your application, you keep in mind that you may not always have a network connection. You should prepare for this simi-connected environment.  To do this, you should use the Microsoft.Phone.Net.NetworkingInformation namespace...
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