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For the longest time, the Content Pipeline was a magic transmogrification device to me. I would add content to a content project and it would get mystically turned into stuff I would load in my game with ContentManager. A few months ago I decided it was time to put an end to its magical aspects and learn how it worked and how I could put it to work. I thought it would be helpful to share what I learned so I created a sample. This sample has two different custom extensions. The first is a complete ...
You guys know I'm all about Windows Phone 7 these days, and being a self-proclaimed recovering social media addict, I found this to be a pretty interesting tool. Give it a download, try it out and let me know what you think! Once I've had a chance to play with it some more, I'll post some more comprehensive thoughts on it. From the site: If you want to jump start your Windows Phone application development, why not download the Social Viewer template available at http://socialviewer.codeple... ...
In this Issue: Pete Brown, Victor Gaudioso, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, John Papa, David Anson, Mike Taulty(-2-), Lazar Nikolov, Alex Knight, Deborah Kurata, and Michael Washington. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Simulating rain in Silverlight Part 2 - Optimization" Lazar Nikolov WP7: "Creating a Windows Phone 7 Trial Application: Implementation and Best Practices" WindowsPhoneGeek Lightswitch: "LightSwitch: 10 Times As Many Silverlight Developers As Today" Michael Washington ...
I just finished delivering 4 sessions for www.sswug.org at the end of April 2011. Above is a screenshot that was taken inside of the studio. Now, I am going to do a webinar on Silverlight 5 then head to Knoxville, TN and finally Chattanooga, TN. Keep reading for details on the events: SilverlightShow.net Webinar on “Getting started with the Silverlight 5 Beta.” Wed, May 11th, 10 am PST (check your local time) Register for this webinar This webinar is designed for people who want to quickly understand ...
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Roy Dallal, Colin Eberhardt, Deborah Kurata, David Anson, Mike Taulty(-2-), Jesse Liberty, and Jeremy Likness. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "The BestFitPanel collection of layout containers provides flexible, easy-to-use options for Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone applications" David Anson WP7: "Metro In Motion Part #4 – Tilt Effect" Colin Eberhardt Shoutouts: John Papa has a 3rd part up on his blog conversion to Orchard CMS: Walking Through the Orchard Part 3 - ...
In this Issue: René Schulte(-2-), John Papa(-2-), Jeremy Likness(-2-), Andy Beaulieu, Arik Poznanski, Page Brooks, Deborah Kurata(-2-), Microsoft, and Jesse Liberty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "WriteableBitmapEx goes NuGet" René Schulte WP7: "Windows Phone Developer Resources" Microsoft Shoutouts: SilverlightShow posted their top 5 from last week: SilverlightShow for April 25-May 01, 2011 Koen Zwikstra has announced an update of Silverlight Spy... read his note about Silverlight 5 Beta... Silverlight ...
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for April 25 - May 1, 2011. Here are the top 5 news on SilverlightShow for last week: XNA for Windows Phone 7: a 3-day Online Training Course MIX11 videos mass download tool Best of FREE Frameworks, Tools and Controls for Windows Phone 7 ViewModel INotifyPropertyChanged Code Generation MIX11 Silverlight Bootcamp Slides and MVVM Demo Visit and bookmark SilverlightShow. Stay in the 'Light ...
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for April 18-24, 2011. Here are the top 5 news on SilverlightShow for last week: New SilverlightShow Webinar: Getting started with the Silverlight 5 Beta Silverlight 5 – Elevated Trust In-Browser Windows Phone 7 and WCF Don’t Play Nicely Silverlight 5’s New and Improved Threading Architecture Using Custom Markup Extensions in Silverlight 5 Visit and bookmark SilverlightShow. Stay in the 'Light ...
In this Issue: Derik Whittaker, Morten Nielsen, Jeff Prosise(-2-), Harold Martinez, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Martin Krüger, and Xianzhong Zhu. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Multithread Programming in Silverlight 4" Xianzhong Zhu WP7: "Silverlight for Windows Phone Programming Tip #8" Jeff Prosise XNA: "Basic XNA" Harold Martinez From SilverlightCream.com: Adding Runtime Intelligence to your Windows Phone 7 Application Derik Whittaker has a post up that all the WP7 devs should be interested ...
The list provided below is my “Best-Of” FREE Frameworks, Tools and Controls for Windows Phone 7. I have used everything listed below in an my WP7 applications. Most of them are in the marketplace at this point and some are still in development. Let’s get started. If you are developing WP7 Applications, this is one that you have probably heard of already. It is Microsoft’s official set of controls that comes complete with full source code of course. Project Description: Welcome to the Silverlight ...
This has been kind of a crappy week for me. Kids are all puking like crazy so I’m up most nights taking care of them. Fun times being a day! (I have 4 kids in case you didn’t know!). And while my kids have been puking, the community has been busy puking too. Puking up a ton of awesomeness! Yeah…probably not the best analogy but I’m tired. I did want to take the time to point out one thing that resonated loudly with me this week. You’ll see some interviews with Kris Steele by Steven Hurdle. In that ...
In this all submittal Issue: Manas Patnaik, Walter Ferrari, Kevin Hoffman, Joost van Schaik, Alex Golesh(-2-, -3-, -4-), Dave Davis, Tony Champion, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Rudi Grobler, Colin Eberhardt. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Safe event detachment ‘pattern’ for behaviors" Joost van Schaik WP7: "A Fast Loading Windows Phone 7 NavigationList Control" Colin Eberhardt From SilverlightCream.com: Implicit DataTemplates in Silverlight 5, With practical case study Manas Patnaik's latest post is a Silverlight ...
I’ve recently had the requirement to allow my user to choose between two items in my Windows Phone 7 application. The first way that I thought of tackling this was using the standard MessageBox.Show that is included with the System.Windows class and seeing if the enum provided a way to allow custom text. Unfortunately, it did not. As you can see from the image above, it only includes an OK and an OKCancel. If we run this application, then we get the following: Kinda boring and doesn’t allow any real ...
In this 2nd Post-MIX11 Submittal Issue: John Papa, Pete Brown, Tim Heuer, Bart Czernicki, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), Kevin Dockx, Manas Patnaik, Michael Crump. Above the Fold: Silverlight 5 Beta: "Announcing the Silverlight 5 Beta Release and the Silverlight.net Redesign" Pete Brown and "Silverlight 5 Beta–A guide to the new features" Tim Heuer WP7: "Getting started with Windows Phone 7 and Azure" Michael Crump From SilverlightCream.com: Lightning Strikes at MIX11! UX Lightning, That Is John Papa ...
In this Issue: Peter Kuhn, Michael Washington, Benjamin Gavin, Joost van Schaik, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "How to access Control Template parts from Code Behind?" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Bing Maps control with MVVMLight on Windows Phone 7" Joost van Schaik Lightswitch: "LightSwitch Procedural Operations: “Do This, Then Do That”" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Colin Eberhardt has a post up visualizing data from a Gartner mobile smartphone sales prediction report: Gartner ...
MIX 11 happened this past week and I’m still trying to find and catch up on all the announcements changes that came from that. It looks like we can now use XNA on the web via Silverlight (and am I reading that we can do 3d?). We can now use Silverlight in our XNA projects with Windows Phone 7 (yay for having an easy way to make UI’s in XNA now!). And I’m still searching around to see if there were any other big news. The Silverlight + XNA news is pretty big because that opens up a lot of new game ...
I realized that I’ve given several people recommendations on how to deal with resuming a game from tombstoning on Windows Phone 7 over Twitter in the past month or so. So I figured I would write up my thoughts on it. There is no perfect and objectively correct solution. But there are certain common sense things that I believe will help make every gamer’s experience great. First: Read these: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... and http://create.msdn.com/en-U... ...
Share with your friends, family, co-workers, people you haven’t met – I mean what a great conversation starter!! Get this awesome fan created Ad to 200k views for it to air on TV. http://youtu.be/8Xm-_gbmcM4 This is awesome work! Shows true passion of the Windows Phone 7 community and you can help show it! Bonus: It’s created by Brandon Foy from Florida ...
Photo by Vilseskogen “Anazasi pottery objects” under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic License The term “going native” can be a terribly derogatory phrase, connoting the prejudiced outlook of colonists toward the peoples on whom they’ve imposed themselves. But it can also be playful or empathetic, summoning images of intrepid travelers who get out of their hotels and try to meet people in the countries they visit, and maybe even eat their local delicacies and learn a few words ...
After the excellent Azure news from MIX 11 yesterday, I thought now would be the best time to release a brand new article about how you can get started with Azure and Windows Phone 7. Intro I’m sure by now you have heard of Windows Azure. Now before we get started learning about it, let’s take a look at the definition: The Windows Azure Platform[2] is a Microsoft cloud platform used to build, host and scale web applications through Microsoft datacenters. Windows Azure Platform is thus classified ...
Since my blog is mainly about Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone 7, I decided that I’d make a recap of today’s MIX 11 Event for those of you who missed it. I only included things that I thought were big enough to mention to not waste any time. Of course, you can check out the keynote yourself by visiting the MIX Site. MIX11 Day 2 – Windows Phone 7 – “Mango” update coming shortly. Microsoft showed a fan-made video that if enough people like it Microsoft will make it a Television commercial. They are ...
I am very excited to help share this news with you today! I feel as excited today as I was when Windows Phone 7 developer story was revealed at MIX10 last year. I see so many more application scenarios with the new tools and features in Windows Phone 7. There has been a few announcements made at MIX11 – let me recap some of what I find important. There was not a disclosure or showing of any new end-user features. There is a commitment to delivering the next update later this year as a free updates ...
Here is the sample code I demoed in my MIX11 session “Deep Dive MVVM”. Please download the Zip file, and then unblock it in Windows Explorer by right-clicking it, and then selecting Properties. If you see an “Unblock” button, please click it. You can then extract the content of the Zip file on your hard drive. Read the rest of this entry » ...
No we are not dead - the SharpBox project is alive. We prepared so many things for you driven by the community in SharpBox 1.1 that we need your help. Just a brief overview about what's currently in the trunk: Support for generic WebDav storage provider Changed WebRequest subsystem to ensure that we up and download directly into the network streams Combined everything into one assembly to make your life easier Brand new storage provider API to make it easier for storage provider developer Reference ...
I got the email yesterday informing me that I have been selected to speak at DEVLINK 2011. It's not for a few months still (August) but I'm really looking forward to being there. I haven't been to this specific conference, but I've heard a lot of good things about it and I know a number of folks that are going to be speaking or attending. I'll be doing my Building a Game for Windows Phone 7 with XNA 4.0 talk, and I'm sure I'll have a couple copies of my book to giveaway as well. If anyone has any ...
At http://oreilly.com/store/dd... there is a 50% off offer on e-books. In honor of MIX11, happening now in Las Vegas, you can SAVE 50% on these ebooks from Microsoft Press. (however the Microsoft Press ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7 is available for free at http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
I released my second Windows Phone 7 application on March 23rd, 2011. It was called FullScreen Browser. It was a web browser that I had originally created for myself as I mentioned on the WP7 Dev Podcast. I decided to submit it to the marketplace and see if other people found it useful. The app was not polished at all and to be honest it should have had “Beta” on it. The biggest complaint was no backwards and forwards buttons on the browser. Other things that people complained about was that the ...
Know your audience. I’m guessing more than a few Geeks With Blogs readers are also proud owners of Windows Phone 7 devices. If you want to know more detail about the blog content itself, head on over to our launch post. But for this readership crowd I’ll focus more on the technical. We built the site on BlogEngine.NET 2.0 It uses a custom designed theme based on the Metro UI. Want it? Just ask in the comment section! We have not open sourced it yet but if you pinky swear to share changes you make ...
What a crazy week! Big game releases from the XNA Community, podcasts, reviews, interviews, new educational content being posted and all sorts of upcoming titles that I’m excited about. If there was ever a week that I missed stuff, this was the week. Seemed like every time I glanced at twitter or checked my RSS feeds there was some interesting and new XNA thing going on. No need for me to try and convince you, just like at the size of this weeks XNA Notes! Time Critical XNA News: Making Windows Phone ...
In this Issue: Michael Crump, Jeremy Likness, Matthew Delisle, Xianzhong Zhu, Nigel Sampson, Jeff Prosise(-2-), Andrea Boschin, Mike Ormond, Jeff Wilcox, and Bil Simser. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight Scaling and Anti-Aliasing Issues" Jeremy Likness WP7: "AgFx Windows Phone App and Data Caching Framework" Jeff Wilcox Shoutouts: The tool Mike Ormond discussed in a post listed below is WP7 Screenshot Tool by Cory Smith DiscountASP.NET has a post up about the latest SQL Injection attack going ...
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for March 28-April 3, 2011. Here are the top 5 news on SilverlightShow for last week: Force the NoDo update on the Samsung Omnia 7 and other Windows Phone 7 devices New Book: Developer's Guide to Microsoft Prism 4 How Copy/Paste Works on WP7-Nodo MVVM# Episode 1 Daily News Digest 03/28/2011 Visit and bookmark SilverlightShow. Stay in the 'Light ...
This article is Part 3 of the series “Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application.” You can read any of the parts you may have missed by clicking on the links below. Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application. (Part 1) – Creating our first OData Data Source and querying data through the web browser and LinqPad. Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application. (Part 2 ) – Consuming OData in a Silverlight ...
Windows Phone 7 development is an exciting topic. I have been exploring WP7 development for a little while now and I figured I would post some of the basic concepts that might be helpful to beginners. So here they are in no particular order. Panorama control I kept seeing references to the Panorama Control. It seems that this was a control that existed separately during the beta for WP7. In the final release this is now incorporated into a page type, so you won’t see the control in the toolbox. So ...
My colleagues have put together a series of Saturday hands on workshops for Windows Phone 7 development in the UK. MVPs and Microsoft Evangelists will be helping you with such topics as Tombstoning, Databinding, Startup performance, Designing with Expression Blend, Data storage and pretty much anything else you can think of. If I was free – I would attend. It might take my first Phone 7 application to a new level! Click through to register for your preferred workshop. Saturday 2nd April – London ...
Are you looking for Unlocked Windows Phone 7? Are you being nagged by someone who is looking for one? Wondering where your update to Windows Phone 7 is finally coming? You are in luck, read on! As many of you are aware there is been a slight delay in the first minor update to Windows Phone 7… So I am going to use some strong language here, because it needs to be said. Why? Because we all want more customers acquiring more Windows Phone 7 devices and downloading many and many applications. Everyone ...
(these are lifted verbatim from Microsoft here, here and here and are presented below only because it’s convenient to have them lumped altogether…) Getting Started with Windows Phone Windows Phone development platform supports both XNA Framework and Silverlight. This unit takes you through the step-by-step creation of your first Windows Phone Silverlight application. Hands-On Labs · Hello Windows Phone This lab intends to be the classic "Hello World" application, introducing you to the tools and ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Michael Crump, Alex Knight, Benjamin Roux, Nigel Sampson, and Jeff Prosise(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "[Silverlight] How to watermark a WriteableBitmap with a text" Benjamin Roux WP7: "My 10 tips for designing phone apps" Alex Knight Lightswitch: "LightSwitch and HTML" Michael Washington From SilverlightCream.com: LightSwitch and HTML Michael Washington's latest Lightswitch post is up on CodeProject... and he's creating an ASP.NET page that communicates ...
This article is Part 2 of the series “Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application.” Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application. (Part 1) – Creating our first OData Data Source and querying data through the web browser and LinqPad. Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application. (Part 2 ) – Consuming OData in a Silverlight Application. Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone ...
In this Issue: Pontus Wittenmark, Vikram Pendse, Paul Sheriff, Nokola, Peter Kuhn, Jesse Liberty, and WindowsPhoneGeek. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "That Time App" Pontus Wittenmark WP7: "New Fantasia Painter, Windows Phone 7 Source Code Pack 1, New License" Nokola Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty announced that he is Keynoting at Pre-Mix ROCK in SoCal ... check out that link and you'll find other folks there as well :) Karl Shifflett announced New Book Available: Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Prism 4 ...
For the past few weeks now there’s been a persistent “Zune is dead!” rumor. There was one a few months ago as well speculating about the name itself. The most recent one focuses on the hardware. It’s been “we have nothing to announce”-ed by Microsoft, which is Microsoft code for… having nothing to announce. As tech companies go, Microsoft doesn’t really go in for the whole rumor mill thing. The merits of that policy is a different discussion. I don’t have any insider knowledge. I don’t know anyone ...
In this Issue: Roy Dallal, Mike Snow, Jesse Liberty, Chris Koenig, John Papa, Jeremy Likness, Michael Crump, Chris Rouw, and Beth Massi. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Clean Design-Time Friendly ViewModels: A Walkthrough" Jeremy Likness WP7: "WP7 Insights #3: Storing User State - Activating and Deactivating" Chris Rouw Shoutouts: Shawn Wildermuth announced a new version of his "Phoney Tools": Phone Tools v0.6 Released - Breaking Change! ... breaking changes and some new stuff too. Takeshi Eto at DiscountASP.NET ...
I have started a new series on SilverlightShow.net called Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application. I decided that I wanted to create a very simple and easy to understand article that not only guides you step-by-step but includes a video and full source code. I personally believe this is the best way to teach someone something and I hope you enjoy the series. I also want to thank SilverlightShow for giving me this opportunity to help other developers get up to ...
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt, XamlNinja, Andrea Boschin, Michael Washington, Michael Crump, Alex Knight, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Damon Payne. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "7Metro: Silverlight Theme" Alex Knight WP7: "Metro In Motion – Fluid List Animation" Colin Eberhardt Lightswitch: "LightSwitch Online Ordering System" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Laurent Bugion announced MVVM Light V4 preview 2 (BL0015) #mvvmlight Max Paulousky posts that The Prism Team Needs Your Help From SilverlightCream.com: ...
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for March 14-20, 2011. Here are the top 5 news on SilverlightShow for last week: Microsoft's Response to the "Why I'm Close to Giving Up on WP7" blog post Windows Phone 7 Icon Set : metro second edition Kinect and WPF: Complete body tracking How to work with the Silverlight BusyIndicator MIX11 Windows Phone 7 Sessions Announced Visit and bookmark SilverlightShow. Stay in the 'Light ...
I have always been interested in learning which features of my application users are using as well as if they are using it. I have done this with other applications by using my own “home-grown” version of web services, etc. Since I have been working a lot with Windows Phone 7 lately, I decided to learn how to do this and share with the community. Before you get started you will be pleased to know that you won’t have to spend any money *at least until 2012* to do this with your existing phone apps. ...
In this Issue: Ollie Riches, Damon Payne(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), Shawn Wildermuth, John Papa, Beth Massi, Michael Crump, Mike Taulty(-2-), Jorge Peraza, and Peter Kuhn(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Delay Binding Updates within a certain Context" Damon Payne Blend: "Phone Tools reaches Beta!" Shawn Wildermuth Blend: "Blend Bits 26–Use Libraries for Assemblies" Mike Taulty Shoutouts: If you're in the UK, Mike Ormond announced a new set of WP7 Workshops: New Windows Phone 7 Workshops I met Gregor ...
Even with a lot of the XNA community working on Dream Build Play entries ( I swear I’m going to finish mine this year!) people are still finding time to do side projects and be amazingly active in the XNA and XBLIG community. With my one eye on my code and one eye on the community, here’s what I noticed these over achievers doing this past week! Time Critical XNA News: Xbox LIVE Indie Games sales data will be delayed March 17-20th due to some schedule maintenance http://create.msdn.com/en-u... ...
One thing that I’ve noticed in several apps in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace is the ad chopping off on the right hand side. I decided that my next Windows Phone 7 app will be ad supported so why not sign up for the Advertising SDK and investigate this issue. *Note: If you want to see this in an actual app then download the free app called “Road Rage”. So here is an example of what I am talking about: You will notice that the right hand side of the AD is chopped off using the default ad banner. ...
I’ll be speaking at a few upcoming events: Saturday March 19th 2011 IT Camp Saturday Tampa http://itcampsaturday.com/t... This is a first of it’s kind – IT Pro camp, a more topic open then many traditional Code Camp and no so much code focused. Here is just a small sample: Adnan Cartwright Administrating your Network with Group Policy Nikita Polyakov Intro to Phone 7 Development Landon Bass Enterprise Considerations for SharePoint 2010 Michael Wells Intro to SQL Server for IT Professionals Keith ...
Hey guys, I am living in the CeBIT's hometown, the beautiful city Hanover. So I am visiting this exhibition since 2002 and I've seen a lot of changes during all this time. But this time, it was the most boring fair I've ever seen. Lets start with the first halls: "The same procedure as every year"- directly behind the entrance are the exhibitioners from far east (China, Taiwan...). In the past, they've shown a lot of nice toys. But this time, they got very serious, the only great gimmick was the ...