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March, 2010

  • Peter Torr's Blog

    Slides, video, and code

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    The slides and the video of my Mix 10 talk are now available at http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/CL17 - thanks again to everyone who made it in-person. The code is now also available -- just download the ZIP from here and open the solution in...
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    Strategies for dealing with Orientation Changes

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    [Update March 29th to add info on SupportedOrientations] Several people have asked me what the best strategy is for dealing with portrait and landscape layouts in the same page, and really the answer depends on what kind of content you have, how you want...
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    Tilt effect for Windows Phone controls

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    [UPDATE August 16, 2010: Please use the updated version of the tilt code at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ptorr/archive/2010/08/11/updated-tilt-effect.aspx ] One of the effects that can be seen on the Windows Phone 7 Series videos is the "tilt" effect on...
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    Simple Gesture Sample

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    This blog post is a simple sample to get started with basic manipulation. It shows you how to move a little circle around the screen using drags and flicks. In order to keep the code simple, it doesn't do anything complicated (like bounce off the sides...
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    Mock Location APIs from my Mix10 Talk

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    I posted the code from my Mix talk here , which includes the mock location code, but I never used the word "location" in that post so search engines don't find it. Location location location. We got that location! Got location? You know we do...
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    Engagdet's post on multi-tasking

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    Yesterday Engadget had an opinion piece on mobile multitasking , once again borrowing my awesome slide on the topic from Mix (hey Michael, where's my royalty cheque? :-) ). A picture tells a thousand words, and I think this one actually does a pretty...
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    Emulating HVGA screens with Mix CTP

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    One of the (many) differences between Windows Phone 7 Series and the older Windows Mobile platform is that there is now a single hardware and software platform for developers to code against. Every device will have a fast CPU and GPU, GPS, 4-point multi...
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    Mix talk is done!

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    Thanks to everyone who made it to the Building Windows Phone Applications with Silverlight, Part 2 talk this afternoon – so glad to finally be able to share everything with the world! If you missed it (or want to see it again) you should be able to...
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    Other Windows Phone Silverlight Developer Talks

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    In case you missed it, the other "core" Windows Phone / Silverlight talks are also up now: Shawn Oster (Silverlight 101): http://www.shawnoster.com/Blog/An-Introduction-to-Developing-Applications-for-Microsoft-Silverlight--MIX10 Mike Harsh (Building...
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