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  • Blog Post: Migrate PickerBox and ListPicker to SL Toolkit.

    As you already know, the SL Toolkit team has recently released the update to the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit. This update includes a few controls that I developed in order to fill up the gap - ListPicker and PickerBox controls. So I would recommend to the people who have been using my versions...
  • Blog Post: Customizing Picker Box dialog.

    Today I am going to show you how you can customize the Picker Box dialog to display a color picking dialog similar to the one that you see in the Settings\theme applet in the emulator instead of just a list of strings: In order to be able to display the colored rectangle and the text we need...
  • Blog Post: Update to the Picker Box control.

    Last time I showed you how you could create the Picker Box functionality in your Windows Phone 7 applications. There're a few updates that I had to make in order to match Picker Box's behavior to it snative counterpart. First of all you will probably notice that the native control will react on selecting...
  • Blog Post: Implementing Picker Box functionality on WP7.

    Last time I talked about the missing Combobox control in the Windows Phone 7 platform and the ways it could be replaced if you require similar functionality. Among the replacements I mentioned the Picker Box functionality. Today I am going to show you how this could be implemented. First of all in...
  • Blog Post: Do we need ComboBox on WP7?

    I've seen recently quite a few requiests from the developers externally and internally asking about the ComboBox control for Windows Phone 7 applications. The answer has been that the ComboBox control is not a part of the platform, however if you want to use it you can get one from the Silverlight toolkit...
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