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  • Windows Phone Developer Tools - RELEASED

    Windows Phone Developer Tools are released! Install from here. You just need a Windows Vista or Windows 7 machine to start building apps and cash in on the next wave of mobile technology! Read about the details and a recent ScottGu/CharlieK event here . Additionally, the Silverlight team have dropped...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 09-16-2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • MIX: Windows Phone Developer Tools Preview

    Announced: the Windows Phone Developer Tools Preview is available! Yahooooo! The preview includes: The Visual Studio 2010 IDE A project template system for starting Silverlight applications for Windows Phone Visual Designers for Silverlight for Windows Phone that enable the drag and drop creation of...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-15-2010
  • MIX: Windows Phone task integration

    Integrating Windows Phone built-in application functionality is easy to achieve using the functions in the Microsoft.Phone.Tasks framework. Most of these features are not enabled in the preview emulator, but its worth looking at the library to understand the model of accessing the device function and...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-15-2010
  • MIX: XNA on Windows Phone

    Having XNA on Windows Phone 7 Series is just awesome. There is nothing like being able to run your game on a small shiny device to make you smile. Having the Windows Phone Developer Tools Preview I decided to explore just how hard it was to get some of my existing games going on Windows Phone 7 Series...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-15-2010
  • MIX: Building a Windows Phone 7 Series Silverlight application

    To explore some of the functionality available in Windows Phone 7 Series I have built my uber-demo application. This application is based on the Windows Phone List Application template in the Windows Phone Developer Tools preview. The preview emulator doesn’t implement all the device funcationality I...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-15-2010
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