Displaying HTML Content in Windows Phone 7

In the run up to the launch of Windows Phone 7, we did a lot of work with customers building early applications to help them bring their app to market for launch and to provide guidance and assistance in terms of application design and compliance with the Application Certification Requirements. Once such application was the…

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Monitoring Memory Usage on Windows Phone 7

Frame rate counters are available (for Silverlight at least) right out of the box on Windows Phone 7 (in fact they’re enabled by default in the standard VS project templates when a debugger is attached): // Show graphics profiling information while debugging. if (System.Diagnostics.Debugger.IsAttached) { // Display the current frame rate counters. Application.Current.Host.Settings.EnableFrameRateCounter = true;…

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More Monitoring Web Requests on Windows Phone

Not long ago I posted about using Fiddler to capture the traffic on the Windows Phone 7 emulator. In a comment on that post, Wayde asked if it was possible to capture the traffic on the device (rather than the emulator). With a bit of fiddling I discovered it was pretty easy to do it….

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4 Great WP7 Games from IronSun Studios

Congratulations to IronSun Studios who now have 4 great Windows Phone 7 games in the Marketplace. Check out the gorgeous graphics below. IonBall A breakout style game with 35 levels and 7 boss battles, plus XP based progression ChronoX A ‘Manic Miner’ style game, with 30 levels and 5 unlockable levels Lucky 7 A Slot…

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Tech Days Online Conference in January

Looks like I’ll be presenting on the Tech Days Online Conference “Build an app for that” on 20th January 2011. It’s an online conference featuring demo-rich sessions on building applications for the browser, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 7. The online day will offer three tracks, letting you choose which sessions are most relevant to…

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Language Shapes The Way We Think (Poll Result)

A popular poll with well over 1000 responses but I wonder if someone hijacked it this time around? I know it was in an issue with a feature article on F# but F# as the 2nd most popular language choice? And VB beaten into 4th place by IronPython and F#? PowerShell doesn’t even register on…

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MSDN Flash Poll #14: My First Computer was a…

I thought it would be fun this time around to try and find out what people’s first experience of computing was. I have no doubt that I’ve missed off many machines I could have included so, as a one-off special offer, I’m prepared to add things to the list while the poll is running. This…

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Writing Cross-Platform XAML Applications

This week’s feature article is written by Colin Eberhardt and tackles the issue of sharing code between Silverlight, WPF and Silverlight for Windows Phone. It’s an issue that often comes up in conversation and it’s great to see Colin describe a practical example and demonstrate it’s quite possible to achieve a good degree of efficiency,…

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Resizing Images in Windows Phone 7

I got an email recently asking about resizing images in Silverlight on WP7. Specifically, the need to reduce the size of an image prior to uploading (presumably full camera captured resolution isn’t required – reduction saves both upload time and cost). I’d assumed that WriteableBitmap has the facility and sure enough I came across a…

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Monitoring Web Requests on Windows Phone 7

Not exactly news this one, as apparently it’s been around since 15/10 but I had call to do some http traffic inspection on the emulator on a couple of occasions recently. Normally I’d turn to my old friend Fiddler but I’d read somewhere that it couldn’t capture the emulator traffic. That was until Fiddler version…

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