Change in UIElementRenderer behavior and update to UIElementRendererHelper

A while I back I posted about a UIElementRendererHelper class I had made to simplify life when mixing Silverlight and XNA Framework rendering in Windows Phone 7 Mango. Since then we’ve shipped an update or two to the tools and along with those has come a change in how UIElementRenderer works and as such an…

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Simplifying UIElementRenderer usage for full-page scenarios

UPDATE: Please see this new post regarding UIElementRendererHelper as it includes a newer version of the code that is better suited for Windows Phone 7.1 SDK RTM. With the new Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta you can combine Silverlight and XNA Framework in a single app for Windows Phone. This is super powerful for…

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WPF Hosting for XNA Game Studio 4.0

A while back I wrote up a method for rendering XNA Game Studio 4.0 content inside of a WPF window. My method involved using a render target and doing a CPU transfer of those bits into a WriteableBitmap. This method had some pros and cons: Pros: Extremely simple in concept and in actual implementation. Enabled…

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MediaPlayer changes in XNA Game Studio 4.0 for Windows Phone

MediaPlayer, the interface for playing music on Windows Phone, is seeing some small tweaks that can affect applications. These changes are visible in the emulator that comes with the January update to the Windows Phone Developer Tools and will become more visible when the next update for Windows Phones rolls out through Zune. The short…

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