Windows Phone 7 XML IsolatedStorage Example

For one of the apps I have been working on, I needed to persist a List<T> of T objects across sessions. They are simple objects with simple properties, so I decided to use XML. However, since WP7 is a new platform, there’s not a lot of information out there on what is a good best…

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Redmond Secret Leaked At TechReady: Seattle Weather Actually Really, Really Nice

As thousands of worldwide Microsoft techies descend upon the Washington State Convention Center this week for TechReady 11, an internal Microsoft technical conference, many will find them shocked to realize that Seattle is not, in fact, cold, gray, or dreary. The weather is actually so nice that some people may even venture outdoors. This news…

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3D Level Editing for Windows Phone 7 Games (#XNA)

For future reference, everything discussed here is in the context of Windows Phone Developer Tools April Refresh, so it’s all CTP stuff and can/probably will change. CODE: here   What You Need Visual Studio 2010 RTM (www.microsoft.com/express) Windows Phone Developer Tools April Refresh (http://developer.windowsphone.com) 3D World Studio ($49, no saving from trial) (http://www.thegamecreators.com/?m=view_product&id=2100)   The…

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[April Fools] Goodbye Seattle, Hello Florida

After only six months in Seattle, I’ve decided to return to Florida to work as a Developer Evangelist apprentice (read: coffee monkey) under Joe Healy. Sure, it was an expensive move and everything, and moving back is really hard on my family, but Seattle has proven to be just too rainy for me. It was…

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Exploring Microsoft Pivot, Live Labs’ Latest Creation

Microsoft Pivot is a new tool from Live Labs. What is pivot? According to the web site: Pivot makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of data in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun. We tried to step back and design an interaction model that accommodates the complexity and scale of information rather…

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