Useful Mango Developer Resources

With the Windows Phone (codenamed) Mango beta release, the Windows Phone team thrived to have great documentation and useful learning resources for WP7 developers. I think they did a superb job and given it came after MIX (and we had lots of great video content) the docs have gone unnoticed a bit, so I want…

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Windows Phone emulator software input panel and orientation

I hope I am not the only person who did not know this (apologies if that is the case). <context> A few weeks ago while at an event in Finland, my emulator did not detect an orientation change during a demo. Some one suggested I restart the emulator, I did, and it worked (against my…

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System Tray Progress Indicator

In my last post, I teased that system tray in Mango is now customizable and data binding friendly   On top of that, the SystemTray now has a ProgressIndicator  that you can use to replace your PerformantProgressBar and display progress on async operations.   Here is everything you need to know (or everything I know) about…

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Customizing SystemTray’s Background in Mango

A missing feature from Windows phone 7.0 was the ability to set the Background and Foreground color in the SystemTray. For branded apps (like Facebook) this was a problem cause the tray looked ugly, so most of these apps had to hide it, hiding important notifications (like clock, battery indicator ) from the user.. In…

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Where is RichTextBox in the Mango beta?

if you try using RichTextBox in the recently released Mango Beta tools, you might notice the control does not have a default control template applied to it.  [That means when you try to use it, you will see nothing but not get an error either].  This is a known issue for the beta.  To get…

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