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August, 2010

  • Peter Torr's Blog

    Sample code from TechEd New Zealand talks

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    [Update September 9: Link to the recorded sessions] [Update September 2: Updated the ZIP file to comment-out dependency on not-yet-shipped Map control :-)] Attached to this post is a ZIP file with three projects in it: Part1Demo , which...
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    Redirecting an initial navigation

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    One more post on the subject of keeping screens out of the backstack. A common scenario we see is a variation of the login screen scenario I mentioned the other week. In this case, the first page the user is supposed to see depends on some state saved...
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    Introducing the concept of “Places”

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    TechEd Australia is all wrapped up, and I wanted to let everyone else know about one of the new concepts we’re introducing around application structure. As we’ve previously discussed, Windows Phone 7 applications are composed of pages that...
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    Crazy Coincidental Coding, Batman!

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    My Silverlight cohort and all-round good guy Shawn Oster posted on exactly the same topic that I did at almost exactly the same time... and we didn't co-ordinate it at all! http://shawnoster.com/blog/post/Improving-ListBox-Performance-in-Silverlight...
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    Virtualizing Data in Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Applications

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    One of the cool features of lists in Silverlight is that they can "virtualize" the UI objects needed to render the list, reducing the amount of memory and CPU necessary to load large lists. For example, if you bind a ListBox to 1,000 items in Silverlight...
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    Homeward Bound...

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    Well, well, well. There I was sitting in my office when I get an e-mail asking if I wanted to present Windows Phone 7 developer content at Tech.Ed Australia and Tech.Ed New Zealand ... what did they think I'd say - "No"?!? :-) Suffice it to...
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    Updated Tilt Effect

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    Jeff has posted a version of the Windows Phone 7 “tilt” effect that is packaged as a control, built by Luke. It’s only fair that I update my tilt code too – it uses the same attached property implementation as my previous tilt...
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    Jeff’s improved ProgressBar template

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    Another quick post... Jeff Wilcox has posted an improved template for the Indeterminate ProgressBar for Windows Phone. He goes into a little of the history behind this, too. I recommend you use his updated control if you are showing an indeterminate progress...
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    I am not PTorr on twitter

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    Just a quick post... I saw someone linking me to the “ptorr” account on twitter but it’s not me. They probably won’t appreciate folks sending #wp7dev traffic to their account ;-) I’m not on twitter or facebook or anything like that.
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    Exiting a Windows Phone Application

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    [Update 12/31/2012: See also this post for a new Windows Phone 8 API to terminate apps] [Update August 10th below] A pretty common request both on the forums and on our internal discussion lists is "how do I exit my Silverlight application?" As...
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