Contents tagged with Windows Phone 7

  • Call for Abstracts for Spring 2012 ClientDev Connections Conference

    John Papa and I just sent out a call for abstracts for the upcoming Spring 2012 DevConnections conference to be held in Las Vegas, NV. If you’re interested in presenting on client-side development topics such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery (or another JavaScript library), Silverlight 5, Windows 8 Metro style app development, or other related topics please submit session ideas. If you know someone else who may be interested, please forward the information. Here’s the official announcement that was sent out.

  • Migrating a Silverlight Application to Windows Phone 7–Part II

    In this post I'm going to walk through additional features that have been added to the album viewer application that I wrote about in a previous post. Topics that I’ll cover include using the Pivot control, navigating between screens using the NavigationService class and leveraging data binding along with the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. The image below shows the application discussed in my last post on the topic. The user can search for albums by artist and view a carousel containing album covers. From there they can move the carousel right or left using the arrow buttons and select an album to view more information.

  • Migrating a Silverlight Application to Windows Phone 7

    I’m amazed at how quickly Windows Phone 7 applications can be developed. It’s really nice to leverage existing skills and apply them directly to phone development. In my previous post I provided a high-level look at what Windows Phone 7 has to offer and showed a few code samples to help get started. In this post I’m going to walk through the process of migrating an existing Silverlight application from Silverlight to Windows Phone 7. It’s an app that I built back in the WPF/e days (the very first app I tried out on the alpha framework actually) and something that I thought would be fun to convert to Windows Phone 7.

  • Getting Started with Windows Phone 7 Development

    Mobile phone development has exploded over the past few years and with the release of Windows Phone 7 there's a new mobile platform available that offers an extremely productive way to build applications and games. With Windows Phone 7 you can build Silverlight or XNA applications and take advantage of languages and tools you already know. In fact, if you're already familiar with Silverlight then you can instantly be productive building Windows Phone 7 applications since the same overall concepts apply.

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