An update from Windows Phone developers themselves

The past few days have been very exciting for Windows Phone developers: The Microsoft partnership with Nokia promises great synergy for delivering on our platform and fueling the ecosystem, thereby creating a huge opportunity for developers. Steve Ballmer and Joe Belfiore disclosed just a few (not all!) of the new features in the platform release…

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FAQ about copy paste functionality in upcoming release

I received a few questions about this post, and the nodo bits that were released last week, some of the answers are worth sharing broadly. About the UI guideline comment [this is the one worth the clarification] What is the UI guideline about not using TextBox in pivot/pano?  Where is it documented? This is mostly…

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Communication between HTML in WebBrowser and Silverlight app

Two people asked on this post about communication between HTML and Silverlight, so I thought I would share broadly about the more ‘advanced’ techniques.  [Don’t be misled, advanced is still easy, just explaining all you can do]. Silverlight on Windows Phone allows you to host HTML content in a WebBrowser control. You get bi-directional communication…

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Back button press when using webbrowser control in WP7

If you have a Windows Phone application that hosts the WebBrowser control and allows or encourages the users to navigate within the WebBrowser control’s space,  you are going to run into the 5.2.4.b certification requirement:                 “Pressing the Back button must return the application to the previous page” This requirement is easy to understand for…

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