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  • Blog Post: Set date and time error unlocking a Windows Phone

    Scenario - local phone dev in Tampa has a Nokia 520. He's developed an automation type system using the Windows Phone APIs and wants to developer unlock his 520 so he can deploy his app. When he runs the Windows Phone Developer Registration tool , he gets a message that he must -set the correct date...
  • Blog Post: Florida App Hub by Z_Williamson - App Callout

    Zack Williamson is starting an effort to have a Florida Application Developer Hub to catalog our local development efforts. He's put together Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps that offer up catalogs of Florida developed apps. Unfortunately at the time of this writing the catalog is a bit light, but I...
  • Blog Post: App Studio for Windows Phone BETA Released

    Interesting new tool for Windows Phone developers is now in beta. Meet App Studio for Windows Phone . App Studio guides you through building an app consuming various data sources. Outputs will include a .xap ready to be sideloaded enterprise style via a supplied certificate, as well as source code...
  • 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: Game Dev Conf 2013 Announcements for Windows Phone

    Lots of goodness at GDC last week.  Here’s a couple high level links to get you going….  Remember, if you’re got writing #windowsphone apps, you can get $100 per via Keep the Cash - http://dfwiki.devfish.net/dotneterati.Contests.ashx?HL=contests Also, sign up for http://www.dvlup.com and get...
  • Blog Post: IDFLinkable 18 March 2013

    EVENTS Legal Hackathon Miami - May 10-11 - http://mobileappjdmia.eventbrite.com/# - Native code (aka Win8 or Winphone ) counts as "other" WEB ASP.NET and Web 2012.2 Update - from da gu - http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2013/02/18/announcing-release-of-asp-net-and-web-tools-2012-2-update...
  • Blog Post: ATL March 2013 Windows Phone Jumpstart Followups

      As promised here’s the various notes and questions from the Atlanta Windows Phone Jumpstart on Friday, March 8.  I really appreciate everyone being there and asking such great questions.  Since 80% of ya’ll were Android and iOS devs, it really made for some great dialogs. SLIDES - https...
  • 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 - 14 Jan 2013–favorite links and Florida flavor

    Essential Apps for Windows Phone - http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/collections/essential-apps/2ac293c6-7765-4118-9c1a-8d92f714c62e Essential Games for Windows Phone - http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/collections/essential-games/1b72dde0-e923-4b74-8449-af96e9e65670 Mark Cuban on Windows...
  • Blog Post: What the Hyper-V? WP8 SDK Emulator and Hyper-V Insights

    As I noted in an earlier post [  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2012/11/06/are-you-slat-compatible-wp8-sdk-tip-01.aspx ], the Windows Phone 8 emulator requires Hyper-V if you wish to work against the emulator.  So what’s going on under the hood?  Let’s take a peek at some of the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8 Development Internals Preview 1

    Perhaps my favorite Windows Phone book ( after SAMS Windows Phone 7.5 Development in 24 Hours , of course ) was Andrew Whitechapel’s Windows Phone 7 Development Internals .  The book offered a great inside look at almost all the phone internals.  Andrew’s book turned into a referral / goto...
  • Blog Post: Are you SLAT Compatible? WP8 SDK Tip 01

    Windows Phone 8 SDK has some new requirements you might not be aware of. Firstly, it requires Windows 8 64-bit version. I’ve already run into a few folks who had the 32-bit version of Windows 8 installed and were unable to run the phone tools. Make sure you have Windows 8 64-bit edition. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Toolkit for Windows Phone SDK 8

    Right after the release of the Windows Phone SDK 8.0, the Windows Phone Developer team has released the Windows Phone Toolkit for Windows Phone 8.0.  The toolkit is available from PhoneGap as NuGet package or as source code .  To download head over to http://phone.codeplex.com . Included are...
  • Blog Post: SAMS Windows Phone Dev in 24 Hours - Thanks ya'll

    The Windows Phone programming book a bunch of us Florida folks started on a while ago finally released. Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development in 24 Hours shipped this month. Its nice to have my name on a book cover, you know? Also made mom and dad happy. But they still don't understand...
  • 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: Amazon Web Services SDK for Windows Phone Beta

    Cats n dogs living together. Yes Virginia, we do make our stuff work with other platforms. As a Windows Phone / Windows client type I've always cringed when esteemed Azure experts like Brian Hitney bring up the Azure SDKs for iOS and Android . Makes sense though. And often in the iOS and Android spaces...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Ad SDK Expands to Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Mexico, Sweden, and Switzerland

    On September 27, 2011, we announced the expansion of the Advertising SDK to a number of new markets . Today we are happy to announce, effective immediately , (hearing the updates for market selection may not be fully in there yet) the expansion of our markets to International expansion to Denmark, Hong...
  • 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: HTML5 Sites become Windows Phone Apps–Check out PhoneGap

    Glen Gordon has begun a blog series on tips and tricks to get your HTML5 site running on windows Phone using Phone Gap . PhoneGap is an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores. PhoneGap leverages web technologies...
  • 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: Got HTML5 and Mobile Dev? PNP Group Needs Your Help...

    Christopher Bennage over in the PNP group (and esteemed developer originating from the Florida dotneterati) has asked for an assist. The PNP group is preparing to launch a project delivering guidance about HTML5 development for mobile. PNP is looking for feedback about what people are doing and what...
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