How to add support for the back button in the TitleBar – XAML

No doubt that if you’ve spent any time with Windows 10 and the 1st party apps you may have noticed the back button in the TitleBar:   You can incorporate this into your Windows 10 UWP app with a few simple changes.  Likely, you have already have similar code in place to support a Back…

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Back in Developer Experience (DX) and @ //build 2015!

For the previous 3+ years I worked on Xbox 360 and Xbox One media apps as part of the Xbox engineering team and I am very excited to bring over what we’ve learned working with Xbox partners to the Universal Windows Platform.  I haven’t been able to blog much because the majority of the Xbox…

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Exciting times at //build 2014

I’ve been heads-down working on Xbox One Apps on the Xbox engineering team working with many partners bringing their content to Xbox.  I was very excited to present at //build on what we’ve been doing with Xbox One.  My session is available here along with the rest of the Xbox-focused sessions at //build 2014: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014?sort=sequential&direction=desc&term=&tag=xbox…

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Moving on to the Xbox Team

Hello Everyone, I wanted to let you know that I am joining the Xbox team focused on new platform capabilities and won’t be able to blog as much as I did previously.  Thanks for tuning in—I’m sure I’ll be back in the future 🙂  Best, -Rob

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Top 10 Windows Phone 7 Application Design Tips

This new series on the Windows Phone Developer Blog offers tips with step-by-step advice on common issues that can surface when developing a Windows Phone 7 application. Compiled by the Windows Phone Design team, the series tackles ten key areas with information that can help you avoid design pitfalls and strengthen your application. With the…

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Top 7 Items to Check for WP7 Certification

From the Windows Phone Marketplace team…Top seven items to check in order to pass certification. 1. Technical Support Information. Include technical support contact information, such as an email address or URL, within the application along with the application version number. 2. Content Validation. Be sure that application visual elements are visible and legible in both…

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WP7 Wireframe Templates for Illustrator

These are unofficial Adobe Illustrator templates for building Windows Phone 7 wireframes created by Clarity Consulting.  Read more about them and download here: http://blogs.claritycon.com/windowsphone7/2011/01/12/wicked-wireframes-wp7-vector-ux-kit-3/ Thanks for sharing!

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Build a Better Windows Phone 7 UI (and save time)

For Silverlight developers, Expression Blend is old news, however, for most developers Expression Blend is a foreign tool.  If you are an iPhone or Android developer, you are probably very focused on getting your arms around Visual Studio 2010 and may not know that much about Expression Blend. I can tell you flat-out that Expression…

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Windows Phone site for iPhone Developers

Looking for Windows Phone 7 information to help you port over your iPhone application and expand to a growing market?  Check out the Windows Phone 7 Interoperability site located here: http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/     The Windows Phone Interoperability site focuses on helping developers who have been creating phone applications on various platforms ramp up quickly on the…

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Interview with Ed Schmit from at&t

I had the opportunity to interview Ed Schmit while at DevConnections 2010 as part of Bytes by MSDN.  Ed Schmit is a Director with the AT&T Developer Program, where his mission is to provide support and guidance for the developer community. He has been with AT&T for five years. Here is a link to the…

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