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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: SetMode loses Pan and Zoom on Bing Maps Control for WP7

    When working with the Maps control for Windows Phone OS 7.1, calling “SetMode()” on the map will result in a loss of the pan and zoom functionality.  If you want to try it yourself, I’ll put code snippets at the end of this post.  A summary of the scenario.  It turns out instead of using...
  • 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: Rigging up GeoSense Location driver in Windows 7

    I started working on some samples for showing Native Extensions for Silverlight (NESL) on Windows 7 and needed some sensors to play with to showcase the NESL sensor support. Unfortunately the HP EliteBook 8540w has bubkes for sensors pre-installed on it. Sad that a box with an amblient light sensor doesn...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Winter 2011 East Coast Tour - Light up your Silverlight Apps for Windows 7 - dates in Tampa and Miami

    Light up your Silverlight Apps for Windows 7 Windows 7 and Silverlight make for a fantastic platform to build and deploy applications. Together, you have the power to build smart, visually stunning applications that truly light up. Want to learn how to take advantage of your desktop OS using Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: New Series of Silverlight Training Labs released

    Florida alumni John Papa has released a new Sivlerlight Training Series of labs as announced at the Silverlight FireStarter. There are elevent labs and video walkthroughs. Source is in both VB and C#. The kit can be downloaded from http://www.silverlight.net/news/events/firestarter-labs Topics are broken...
  • Blog Post: Light up your Sivlerlight Apps for Win7 using Native Extensions for Silverilght (NESL)

    There's a sweet new toolkit out called Native Extensions for Silverlight ( NESL ) . Silverlight friendly hooks to a number of native Windows 7 features you can use in your Silverlight applicatons. The libraries make it significantly easier to leverage Windows 7 from Silverlight. The libs also help with...
  • Blog Post: download.com Win7 App Showcase Opportunity

    CNET Download.com and Windows 7 are partnering to provide developers an opportunity to have their application showcased by Microsoft and CNET Download.com , simply by making your application light up on Windows 7 with one of 13 qualifying features. Qualifying features are Multitouch, Sensors, Location...
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