Running a Windows Phone Application under the lock screen

Last week, Microsoft published new Application content policies for Windows Phone 7 Apps.  One of the changes that got attention was the ability to run applications under a locked screen.  Refer to section 6.3 of the application certification requirements. In reality, the change is pretty minor, the capability to run under lock screen has been…

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Theming in Windows Phone

A theme is a visual definition of the look & feel for common controls in an Operating System.  Themes are usually end-user selectable, changing the theme at the OS level, impacts the look & feel of running applications that are ‘theme aware’.  As an example, on Windows Vista and Windows 7, a popular/desired theme is…

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A JOURNEY INTO SILVERLIGHT ON WINDOWS PHONE -VIA Learning WIndows PHone Programming

If you are a Silverlight  developer take a quick “Journey into Siverlight on Windows Phone” by checking out the free preview of Chapter 6 on the “Learning Windows Phone Programming” book by  my colleague Yochay Kiriaty and yours truly.    In this quick read, and you will get a high level glimpse at the the Silverlight…

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