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  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Training Kit - April 2013 Update

    The updated Windows Phone 8 Training Kit is live! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38782 This kit contains 20 Hands-On Labs and a set of 6 presentations that can be used to drive code camps or for general training purposes. HANDS ON LABS include: Hello Windows Phone Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: IDFLinkable 2013-04-13 : Views from the fish fry

    Links and apps and Florida flavor I’ve found interesting since the last time I posted this! GENERAL Construct2 GitHub Repository for C2 templates by Jim O'Neil - https://github.com/jimoneil/Construct-2 Functional Programming in Csharp - free ebook - by Oliver Storm - http://it-ebooks.info/book/1419/...
  • Blog Post: Superscript / subscript in XAML

    If it takes more than 5 minutes to write up and wasn’t easy to “bing” then its something that should be blogged for SEO purposes later in my life, as my memory fades, and I need to find things again! Recently I was asked how to super and subscript in XAML using TextBlocks. My...
  • Blog Post: HOW TO: CREATE YOUR FIRST XNA/MONOGAME FRAMEWORK APPLICATION FOR WINDOWS 8 METRO [ported]

    Many people were quite annoyed by the decision to not ship XNA as part of the Windows Metro Development space for Windows 8. The MonoGame project has stepped in and is building a cross-platform game solutions for XNA. Note that MonoGame is still under development, and you may hit some things that don’t...
  • Blog Post: 7.1.1 Windows Phone SDK Tech Preview - Two Emulators at Once

    As I continue futzing around with the new 7.1.1 SDK for Windows Phone Technology Preview , I stumbled upon an interesting feature. Key to 7.1.1 Tech Preview are the dual emulators in 256mb and 512mb flavors. The emulator in the 7.1 SDK can ONLY be run as as a 512 megabyte emulator, and ONLY one emulator...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7.1.1 SDK and Emulator Options

    Some of you might have started playing with the new 7.1.1 SDK for Windows Phone community technology preview . The biggie feature is a 256 megabyte emulator to represent the 256 memory phones coming out soon. The emulator in the 7.1 SDK can only be run as as a 512 megabyte emulator. The 256 megabyte...
  • 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: Your Windows Phone App has Crashed! Or has it?

    Your Windows Phone App Has Crashed? Or has it? How do you really know? And what kind of clues can you get to why it crashed? Crash Reporting was just added to the Windows Phone App Hub recently. With Crash Reporting you can see how many of your apps of crashed, when, and get the stack dump of the...
  • Blog Post: IDFLinkable 2011-10-31

    FLADEV SCENE - PICK OF THE FISHFRY FLA Resident Gary Davis's TIVO Remote - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/s?appid=6a96de72-0338-4b60-ad1d-1c18cb365f27 NeuralNet's DJ Mix - http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/814ffa1a-daae-4049-8a0a-b1e66169d61f NeuralNet's NFL Pro 2012 - http://www.windowsphone...
  • 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 2011-10-18

    FLADEV SCENE - PICK OF THE FISHFRY FLA Resident Gary Davis's TIVO Remote - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/s?appid=6a96de72-0338-4b60-ad1d-1c18cb365f27 NeuralNet's DJ Mix - http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/814ffa1a-daae-4049-8a0a-b1e66169d61f NeuralNet's NFL Pro 2012 - http://www.windowsphone...
  • 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...
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