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  • Windows Phone 7 RTM

    Windows Phone 7 has been RTM today (1st Sept 2010). Tally-ho!
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 09-01-2010
  • Best Practices for WP7 Execution Model - Silverlight

    With the refresh of the tools we see significant advances in the implementation of the Windows Phone 7 execution model. Developers of WP7 applications should take the time to read about the Execution Model and how it affects your application. This is critically important to ensure your users have the...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 07-16-2010
  • Building panoramas on Windows Phone 7

    The panorama style application is a powerful and compelling application design. At present there is not a released Silverlight control for knocking up a panorama but this can still be EASILY achieved with very little effort using for example Expression Blend. As a colleague put it ‘stuff a horizontal...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-28-2010
  • XNA on Windows Phone 7 samples

    Darkside (aka Simon Jackson) is blogging about building XNA games for Windows Phone 7. The first of several planned blog posts is already up on the XNA UK User group blog Dark Genesis .
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-24-2010
  • Windows Phone demo videos on YouTube

    If you haven’t found them already, there is a collection of Windows Phone demo videos up on YouTube . Most of the stuff is cut from the Mix keynote but there are some other bits as well. The two videos on the Office Hub and Email and Calendaring are interesting, particularly from an application design...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-11-2010
  • WP7 XNA text input

    I’ve seen a few queries of how to get text input into an XNA game on Windows Phone 7 – so I thought I’d show you how. It is all very simple. All you need to do is call Guide.BeginShowKeyboardInput. This uses the IAsync pattern to provide asynchronous input to game play. To get the string result from...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-10-2010
  • Moving WP7 Blend 4 Beta projects to Blend 4 RC

    With the new tools drop for Windows Phone Developer Tools comes the need to move projects forward. Projects built in the beta do load successfully in the RC but then they fail to deploy:   This looks pretty serious but actually is very simple to resolve. In the new drop of tools all projects need...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-10-2010
  • Location Overview for Windows Phone 7

    Article abridged from the MSDN Windows Phone Development library. Location Overview for Windows Phone 7 The Windows Phone OS 7.0 CTP Refresh Location Service allows you to create location-aware applications for Windows Phone OS 7.0 CTP Refresh. The service obtains location data from multiple sources...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 04-30-2010
  • Shawn Hargreaves Mix graphics demo available

    Shawn gave a superb demonstration of the five effects available in XNA for Windows Phone. He has now published the demo source up on the XNA Creators Club website. GO GET IT HERE .
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 04-01-2010
  • XNA: Gaming across many platforms and the cloud

    I’ve been working with UK XNA MVP Charles Humphrey on project ZuneRay. ZuneRay is a raycasting engine built by Charles’ for the Zune HD using XNA 3.1. With Windows Phone 7 Series in the pipeline we used the Zune HD as a target test platform with the intention of porting it to WP7S once the tools became...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-25-2010
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