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Fix for failed certification: Non Music + Videos Hub Applications That Play Media
Oh this one seemed really hard, and I haven’t got the feedback from this failed certification report: Non Music + Videos Hub Applications That Play Media. Here is my recommended fix: Add a messagebox using Ok/Cancel, with the question: “If you want to listen to the music that is playing click ok...
4 Jan 2012
Windows Phone Keyboard: Speed demon or just a demon?
Is the Windows Phone Keyboard just another piece of crud from the “soft” keyboard crowd? Or is it something that has a lot of thought behind it? I am going for the lot of thought behind it. As a person who views the lame keyboard system on the iPad as a way to slow down thinking and entering...
30 Dec 2011
Free Game Design tools, just in time for Christmas 4/5: Sprites & Backgrounds
To make the Platformer app look like a Christmas app, you will need to modify the sprites used, as well as background images. To see all of this post you will need to scroll down as there is more to the post than what I can include in a single screen. And ok, this is kind of late for Christmas, but...
24 Dec 2011
Building Windows Phone Apps, Windows Phone Apps, Windows Phone Apps
The economy at the end of 2011 is not going well for many groups of people. Scams are all over the place, I must get hit up by at least one scam a month, and these are what I call “honest” scams, well meaning people who think they have a good idea and they want me to invest. Not happening...
7 Nov 2011
Game tutorials For Imagine Cup Phone Game Category: Freaking AWESOME
Using Silverlight with your game can be helpful in making something that looks good and gives you a reason for using Expression Blend 4.0 for Phone that is supplied with the Windows Phone SDK 7.1. Get to Windows Phone 7.5 #1: From XNA to SLXNA Get to Windows Phone 7.5 #2: Adding FAS to XNA Get to Windows...
31 Oct 2011
Free ly thinking: More discussion about the MediaPlayerLauncher class or how to show a video in WP7 XNA
Let's face it, in MSDN documentation there is often a very constrainted information about development tools, often to the point of being unusable. But there are many ways to get around that, one way, read blogs, not just this one. For example you might type in “Video Class XNA” into my...
31 Oct 2011
Design Windows Phone Applications, for business or games, using free or sort of free stuff
I guess games are a business. To get started with really rapid prototyping you will need to install the Expression Ultimate studio 4 (for business you would only need this one) and for games you will need to also add Expression Blend 3 and then either install the Windows Phone SDK or reinstall...
20 Sep 2011
Windows Phone 7 Game Design: Placing the image in a specific point
Now you have an image with no background or alpha channel, well that’s nice. What are you going to do with it? If it sits in your picture folder, not doing much. All right, let’s take a look at placing a specific image in a point certain location. No software telling the image to move...
20 Sep 2011
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