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  • Blog Post: InputScope changes in Windows Phone Mango

    Recently I was working on my latest cut of dfRandomWinner and I noted that the behavior of InputScope="Digit" changed from Windows Phone 7.0 to Windows Phone "Mango". I couldn't actually find much documentation on the InputScope changes. Ok, now I'm curious. Which scopes had changed across all the possible...
  • Blog Post: DeviceStatus deprecates DeviceExtendedProperties in Windows Phone 7.1 "mango"

    Windows Phone 7.1 SDK (mango) introduces the DeviceStatus class to the programmer. Microsoft.Phone.Info.DeviceStatus was introduced to replaced the deprecated DeviceExtendedProperties class from Windows Phone 7.0. DeviceStatus is meant to provide an easier to use API than the DeviceExtendedProperties...
  • Blog Post: IDFLinkable 2011-09-05

    FLADEV SCENE - PICK OF THE FISHFRY Jason Milgram - Windows Phone Developer Hero of the Week for TrackMyShots - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2011/08/30/jason-milgram-of-south-florida-windows-phone-developer-hero-of-the-week-trackmyshots.aspx Blain Barton's IT Time Radio - John Cluts on Home...
  • Blog Post: Windows PhoneCamps - East Coast Fall 2011 Tour

    What’s a Windows Phone Camp? For those who went to our "Windows Phone Garage" series last year, its one of those. For those new to the scene, its a free, full day event chocked full of everything you need to know to develop a Windows Phone application. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran...
  • Blog Post: Making the TCP/UDP Socket Samples Work a Real Phone

    Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) brings us sockets as another means for us to use data from the Internet. MSDN provides two pretty sweet samples in the UDP and TCP how-to samples . Basically each sample socket connects to the TCP/IP Simple Services Echo and Quote of the Day. The samples do tell a user how to...
  • Blog Post: Explore the Browser User-Agent in Windows Phone Mango

    Many web programmers use the User-Agent field in the request header to identify what operating system, browser, and browser capabilities are coming at their programs. The User-Agent helps characterize the client so appropriate customizations can be rendered. Windows Phone "Mango" brings a new HTML5...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone XNA Educational Content Update - July 2011

    At the start of the month a couple new educational items came out for XNA Game Studio developers. The product teams also relased some game-related updated to the Visual Basic samples as well. Head over to http://create.msdn.com/education to check out these new items, as well as the full range of content...
  • Blog Post: Tampa Windows Phone Developer Group Kickoff - June 28, 2011

    Russ Fustino has decided to start a Windows Phone 7 Developer Group in the Tampa Bay Area. The first meeting will be Tuesday, June 28 6:00 PM at the Tampa Microsoft office. The speaker will be Joe Healy of Microsoft on Windows Phone Mango for Developers. He'll be covering the Mango-enhanced areas, showing...
  • Blog Post: IDFLinkable 2011-06-09

    FLADEV SCENE - PICK OF THE FISHFRY Exponential Backoff by Herve Rogger (South Florida) - http://geekswithblogs.net/hroggero/archive/2011/05/26/cloud-lesson-learned-exponential-backoff.aspx Pod Rods by Jacksonville Times - free - http://www.wpcentral.com/pod-rods-app-spotlight TopTapz (Henry Lee / JAX...
  • Blog Post: WTH is the Windows Phone Mango Training Kit?

    One of my locals was having a tough time locating the Windows Phone "Mango" Training Kit . Search http://downloads.microsoft.com for mango, and nothing is there. So I thought I'd supply some the direct links. I also threw in a few of my other favorite "mango points of entry" as well. Note I keep most...
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