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  • Blog Post: New Addition to Windows Phone Quickstarts- Pivot and Panorama Controls

    Windows Phone 7 includes Panorama and Pivot controls that you can use to display controls and data and navigate through them using their built-in swipe and pan gestures. To help you understand these controls we have added a new quickstart to our existing Windows Phone quickstarts collection- Panorama...
  • Blog Post: Start-to-Finish Guidance for Windows Phone 7 Application Development

    If you are a C#/.NET developer who wants to learn the basics of phone application development using Silverlight, check out our new end-to-end guidance and sample application: Building a Windows Phone 7 Application from Start to Finish Fuel Tracker sample application This guidance does...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Windows Phone [VIDEO]: Quick App for Push Notifications (Uses Windows Azure)

    Hey Silverlight people! So I just uploaded a video that takes you from from zero to an Azure-hosted, push notification-sending web service and an accompanying phone app in 19 minutes. 1) Do you want to see how to send/receive every kind of Push Notification that there is for Windows Phone? 2...
  • Blog Post: The January update to Windows Phone Developer Tools available now!

    A new version of the Windows Phone Developer tools is now available on the Download Center . Among other things this update: Enables cut and paste in TextBox and PasswordBox controls and text fields of the WebBrowser control Enables you to test copy and paste functionality in the emulator...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Design Tips: Navigation, Tombstoning, and Data Loading

    When you start learning a new platform, the documentation can only take you so far. The Windows Phone 7 docs are great, but when you start developing your first application, you will inevitably run into issues that the documentation doesn't cover. We are creating the Fuel Tracker guidance application...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Design Guidelines – Cheat Sheet

    One of the tasks I am trying to accomplish as I write the documentation to accompany the FuelTracker project , is to incorporate the design guidelines and certification requirements where they are pertinent. As a side effect of this effort, I’ve generated this little “cheat sheet” of various design hints...
  • Blog Post: “Fuel Tracker” Guidance Application – Drop 3

    As Cheryl blogged last week , she and I have been working with a team of others to develop a Windows Phone 7 guidance application . This application demonstrates how to address several common challenges as prioritized by customer support issues, questions, and feedback. Our goal for now is to provide...
  • Blog Post: Give us your most challenging Windows Phone 7 application development tasks!

    Recently I’ve been working on a cross-group effort to create some content for getting folks started with Windows Phone 7 development. The team working on this project are myself and Karl, another writer for Silverlight, some test resources, part of a developer resource to act as a consultant, plus a...
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