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Figuring out your if your app is run on Phone, Tablet or Desktop

ShareOne would think that it’s easy to figure out the answer to header above. If you’ve ever tried that, I think you most likely have become extremely frustrated when you realized that there are just too many combinations and it … Continue reading

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How to make a Windows Store game with C# and XAML, part 5

ShareIn this mini post we’ll be finally adding some sounds to our game. You will need to have some sound effects added to your Assets -folder. You need one for laser shooting and one for enemy hit sound. One place … Continue reading

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Format your date in Universal app according to user preferences

ShareWith the new Universal app model, many things have changed, and there’s very little documentation available to find out how you need to address certain things in the new app model. One of those things is formatting your date according … Continue reading

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How to call your app

ShareWith yesterdays announcements at BUILD, there were some new terms introduced along with the new app models. I thought they were a bit mouthful, so I decided to draw this small chart to help you easily figure out what is … Continue reading

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What there is and what there might be

ShareAs there is no one good public source for Windows Phone chassis specs, I decided to put together a small table which will list the things all Windows Phones have common and what are the optional things devs need to … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 8 and the music resume -rules in the marketplace

ShareSeems that this old issue is still causing some scratching of head among the devs, how to implement this properly in Windows Phone. This has changed a bit from WP7, and the rule has been updated (6.5.1. & 6.5.3) to … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 8 Kernel Architecture

ShareOkay, there has to be a good descriptive picture the WP8 kernel, as it has been a huge advertisement point for the whole unified model for Windows and Windows Phone. Or that’s what I thought, until I tried to find … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 8, let’s get the party started!

ShareFinally the SDK is out and we can talk about all the great stuff that the SDK brings to us. There are some big changes with unified programming model, but also some differences, like HTML5/JScript not being there as a … Continue reading

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What changes with Windows Phone 8 development

ShareThought I give a short summary for you who are interested in bringing your WP7.5 app to WP8 for what you should look out for. In general you shouldn’t recompile your WP7.5 app to WP8, for two reasons. Firstly, WP7.5 … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Garbage collection

ShareThought I clear up some things regarding the functionality of the Garbage Collector in Windows Phone, which is maybe a little bit misunderstood functionality of the platform among the people coming from other non .NET environments. First of all, the … Continue reading

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Rating control for Windows Phone 7.5

ShareLong evenings at hotels can be strangely productive time, and last night I started to think that there is no simple and lightweight star rating control available (I know only one, but it’s a big too big for my taste). … Continue reading

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Nokia Windows Phones

ShareToday at Nokia World was announced that Nokia is releasing two Windows Phone, Lumia 800 and 710. These two models are the first Wp phones from Nokia, and will be most likely the most sold WP phones for a while. … Continue reading

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Create your own ringtones for Mango

ShareI think I’m not the only one who feels that using Audacity is not the easiest way to create ringtones for your Windows Phone. Once again the annoyance level of using too many separate tools got too high, and I … Continue reading

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WP 7.5 ‘Mango’ security model

ShareLong time no post 🙂 I had unforeseen delay with a house project that has kept me quite busy lately, and unfortunately WP Mango update NDA prevents phone reviews that I promised earlier 🙁 But now I have a some … Continue reading

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Mango has been released!

ShareFinally some great news from MS, the Mango WP 7.5 has been RTM! The Final build version is 7720 but developers get now an update from the Beta 2 (7661) to 7712 (Almost RTM version), which is more than great … Continue reading

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Designing with Metro for Windows Phone

ShareI’ve read through several Metro presentations and sat through some sessions and realized that none of them is really too ground to earth, “what does this really mean to me as an application developer” -approach. I see a lot of … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Day Finland 26.5.

ShareAlright, finally sat down to write a summary of my experiences with the WP day. First of all, I have to say I was overwhelmed to see so many Finnish people coming to hear about Windows Phone – I’ve been … Continue reading

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Mango features

ShareHere’s a short listing of new things coming for WP “Mango” (7.1 or 7.5, number is not public yet). For the software side, we’re looking at Windows Live Messenger, Lync client, Bing Vision and Bing Audio search, Bing Maps will … Continue reading

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Get your NoDo!

ShareI’ve found already three different methods how to get the NoDo update to your WP7 phone, and bypass the update throttling. I’ve used the method descripted at XDA developers forum in Samsung Omnia 7-section, which involves using the proxy through … Continue reading

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