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  • Blog Post: A better Slider for Windows Phone 7

    The Slider control as shipped with the Windows Phone Developer Tools has some problems, both due to how it was templated, and also because it was originally designed for the desktop, where mice are very good at hitting small targets. The visible Thumb was removed, and the invisible Thumb, even when...
  • Blog Post: Panorama Tricks – Using XAML for your Background

    If you are doing Windows Phone 7 development, chances are that you are either using or have considered using the Panorama. To make a truly glorious Panorama application, to immerse the user in the experience, or for branding purposes, many applications pay a lot of attention to the background. The Panorama...
  • Blog Post: Panorama Tricks – Using WrapPanel in wide PanoramaItems

    The Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit also includes the WrapPanel from the Silverlight Tookit. It is ideal for displaying content in wide PanoramaItems. The sample application that ships with the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit source includes an example of this. Since the subject has come...
  • Blog Post: Panorama Tricks – How to eliminate blending seams in the background

    If your Windows Phone 7 application includes a Panorama with a background, you may have seen seams—one pixel wide lines darker than the background image’s color—where the background loops around and the right edge meets the left edge, or vice versa. This happens when background is being...
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