How to embed a WebBrowser control inside a Pivot Item in Windows Phone

I had an application that required a WebBrowser control within one of the PivotItem instances in a Pivot control.  There is nothing stopping you from having the Content property of the PivotItem be a WebBrowser control instance except that when you run the application, the WebBrowser interferes with the touch / swiping controls of the…

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Collection of modern UI icon libraries on the web for FREE

If you’re not a natural designer, like myself, it can be really tough to put together a beautiful modern UI. Or maybe you are a good designer but just don’t want to reinvent the wheel and are looking for a collection of existing modern icons / graphics. Well, I found the following resources to be…

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How to link style/resource dictionaries located in different assemblies in WinRT and SilverLight

If you’re architecting a modern application for Windows or Windows Phone for reuse or even for performance, you’ll quickly realize that putting everything in to the main application project isn’t the wisest of ideas.  When you start separating your views/controls into modules (separate projects), you’ll need to move your common styles into a separate resource…

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Windows Phone screen zooms in unexpectedly…

I found that my Windows Phone device occasionally would zoom into a state like this: For the longest time, I thought it was a bug on my device and the only way I thought I could get out of this state was to reboot my device.  But I was totally wrong. This is actually a…

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Determine OS versions and which GDR updates are installed on WP8 and WP7

In Windows Phone development, you’ll often need to know at run-time exactly which version of Windows Phone your application is running on.  To make this easier, feel free to use this static class below which provides you exactly which GDRs are installed and which version of the OS you’re running on. If you don’t want to…

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Reclaim "other" storage space in WP8

If your device seems to be low on space, it’s possible that the “other” category is the culprit.  Try one of the below apps from Nokia or HTC to help you reclaim that space from your Windows Phone 8 device… Nokia: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/storage-check/b4cf45cc-a355-40d2-8b74-51517a042a18 HTC: http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=fc388ddb-433d-4c70-ac48-455175a2cbf5  

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Why do I have multiple PayPal accounts in my WP8 Wallet?

If you’re like me and launched Wallet on your new Windows Phone 8 account and saw multiple PayPal accounts listed, you can easily remove the extras by navigating to https://commerce.microsoft.com/PaymentHub/PaymentInstrument (click the Payment Options tab if it doesn’t take you there through this link). Then click through each extra PayPal instance followed by the Remove link. …

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Windows Phone Performance Tuning Resources

Just thought I would share my list of resources that have helped me performance tune Windows Phone applications.  I highly encourage all developers to read these articles before they ever embark on creating a Windows Phone app. It’ll save you a TON of time accounting for performance issues from the beginning and also make your…

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Windows Phone App Submission error: The [NeutralResourceLanguage] attribute is missing on the entry assembly. (2003)

The Windows Phone Marketplace has a big update yesterday. I tried submitting an update for one of my applications today and after selecting and uploading the assembly, I got a messaging saying that static validation completed with errors: The [NeutralResourceLanguage] attribute is missing on the entry assembly.(2003) To correct this error, you must go to…

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