New phone bits, same pretty charts [Upgraded my Windows Phone 7 Charting example for the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta]

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  1. Thanks for doing this!

  2. Zo says:

    I've been trying to find a solution for graphing on windows phone 7 and this looks like one.

    Tried downloading the example and I get this error: "Manifest validation fails: ValidationSchemaValidation"

    Any ideas on what it could be.

    Also some more examples using the latest release of windows phone 7 sdk would be great.

    Thanks for showing this as a reference.

  3. David Anson says:


    Sorry for the trouble! The WMAppManifest.xml file in that ZIP hadn't been updated for the RTM Tools release, so it had some old entries the newer Tools didn't like. I've just tweaked that file and updated the ZIP download, so please try again and it should work for you!

    PS – Please don't forget to Unblock the ZIP after downloading it; I have directions at the end of this post:…/why-didn-t-i-think-of-that-in-the-first-place-windows-phone-7-charting-example-updated-to-include-reusable-platform-consistent-style-and-templates.aspx

  4. Zo says:

    Awsome, I was able to get the project working.  What I wanted to do is turn the pie chart into a line chart.

    I got that working.  However, when I tried implementing this chart on my project it graphs fine, the problem is that it does not follow the theme unlike the one in your project.  My theme is the default black but my graph area is white.  If I change the pie chart into a line chart in your project it works fine.  I just cant find any parameter that fixes this bug in my project, any pointers on where to look?

  5. David Anson says:


    Please have a look at this follow-up post I did a couple months ago:…/why-didn-t-i-think-of-that-in-the-first-place-windows-phone-7-charting-example-updated-to-include-reusable-platform-consistent-style-and-templates.aspx

    In that post, I describe the customization steps in a bit more detail and talk about a few things I did to make the process of creating charts with a consistent Windows Phone 7 theme easier to accomplish.

    Hope this helps!

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