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When a 'z' just doesn't cut it... (Oren Nachman's random notes from Microsoft)

September, 2011

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    Windows Phone Power Tools 1.1

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    Grab them here

    I received a fair amount of feedback about the first version of the Power Tools mainly focused around the UI (people like modern today) and around "bug #1", which prevented files from uploading to the correct path in IsolatedStorage.

    I've just pushed a major UI rehaul to something somewhat more Metro-ish, loosely styled off Zune. It uses a combination of custom styles that you can find in the source tree and MahApps.Metro. I've also fixed the upload bug and other miscellaneous bits of polish here and there. This probably should have been a 2.0 or a 1.5 but it seemed to soon :)

    As always, feedback is welcome, though a reminder that this is not a Microsoft official tool.

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    Windows Phone Power Tools

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    Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it's also often the mother of Open Source tools which are not really reinventing the wheel, but perhaps make our lives just that little bit easier (or more functional). A common pain point, especially as more and more developers move their apps to Mango is testing update scenarios and exploring the IsolatedStorage of a developer app, both extremely handy debugging tools to have that either don't exist (updating developer apps is not really possible) or are very basic (the IsolatedStorage Explorer tool that ships with the SDK).

    To this end, I've published a little Open Source app that I'm dubbing the "Windows Phone Power Tools" that allow you to do just that - update developer xaps, visually explore the IsolatedStorage structure of your apps and a bunch of other small, but handy, features.

    You can check it out on codeplex: http://wptools.codeplex.com 

         

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