List of 10 Windows Phone 7 Articles that are useful

Here is a list of ten articles that I have reviewed for a presentation at BYU.  Thought I would share them with you:   Panorama Control Overview for Windows Phone http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff941104(v=vs.92).aspx Bing Maps REST Services http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff701713.aspx Panorama Control Architecture for Windows Phone http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff941126(v=vs.92).aspx Panorama Control Features and Best Practices for Windows Phone http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff941107(v=vs.92).aspx How to:…

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ASU Links for Windows Phone Dev!

Great work DISC!  Enjoy the phones, and go Sun Devils! http://bit.ly/asuexpressiontoolbox http://bit.ly/asuschoolappsample http://bit.ly/asupanorama http://bit.ly/asucombocontrol Sized images, get rid of the background…

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Expression Blend 4 or Visual Studio Express?

Both. In fact you can develop in one and then switch to the other: In Expression, right click on the PROJECT, not the solution (as many books state) and then select Edit in Visual Studio! In Visual Studio, you do the same except the presentation is slightly different: There you go.

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Building Windows Phone Apps, Windows Phone Apps, Windows Phone Apps

The economy at the end of 2011 is not going well for many groups of people.  Scams are all over the place, I must get hit up by at least one scam a month, and these are what I call “honest” scams, well meaning people who think they have a good idea and they want…

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Textures, Rectangle, Vector2 and comments

Still doing that static thing with images.  Also my previous blog on a static image was missing a line of code, so I have a class of students trying to figure out what I did wrong.  As to the rest of you, thanks for not telling me that I made a mistake.  Today, let’s see…

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I just installed the Windows Phone SDK, but I get the MFPlat.DLL missing message, or your emulator doesn’t work

Yeah.  You installed the N version from the MSDNAA or got an N version from somewhere else, N Versions don’t install the Microsoft Media tools by default.  Why?  Lot’s of good reasons for enterprises, let say you have a group of people in a warehouse stocking stuff, you don’t need the Microsoft Media tools. To…

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Design Windows Phone Applications, for business or games, using free or sort of free stuff

I guess games are a business.  To get started with really rapid prototyping you will need to install the Expression Ultimate studio 4 (for business you would only need this one) and for games you will need to also add Expression Blend 3 and then either install the Windows Phone SDK or reinstall it after…

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Windows Phone 7 Game Design: Placing the image in a specific point

Now you have an image with no background or alpha channel, well that’s nice.  What are you going to do with it?  If it sits in your picture folder, not doing much. All right, let’s take a look at placing a specific image in a point certain location.  No software telling the image to move,…

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Windows Phone 7 Game Design: Removing a background from an image using Powerpoint

You made a nice image in Paint, but it has that annoying white background in your game.  You don’t have Adobe, so how do you fix that? Your image might look like in your game, it has that annoying background.  How do you get rid of it?  You want this –> (The checkerboard background indicates…

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