Creating SilverlightShow Windows Phone App: Ebook

This e-book collects the 4 parts of SilverlightShow article series ‘Creating the SilverlightShow Windows Phone Application’ authored by Peter Kuhn. From the author: At the end of February, the official SilverlightShow Windows Phone app has been accepted into the Marketplace. The app gives you access to some of the content of this website, including news,…

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Windows 8 Metro: Something about application lifecycle

Also if currently you are probably running Windows 8 on a virtual machine or luckily on a computer, there is not any doubt that this new operating system and especially the metro-style interface is dedicated to touch enabled devices like tablets. The plans of Microsoft infact include the new WOA keywork where the acronym stands…

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Windows 8 and the future of XAML Part 6: Tiles, toasts and badges

Welcome to part 6 already in this Windows 8 series. Since the goal of this articles is bringing you in touch with all the important aspects of Windows 8 development, we need to dive into tiles. Tiles are therefore the main topic of this very article. If you’re coming from a Windows Phone 7 background,…

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Recording of Webinar 'Contracts and Charms in Windows 8' by Gill Cleeren

Watch a recording of the webinar ‘Contracts and Charms in Windows 8’ delivered by Silverlight MVP Gill Cleeren on April 24th, 2012. Download the slides Webinar summary: In Windows 8 Metro, applications don’t communicate directly with each other. The OS has built-in contracts available out-of-the-box which make it possible that applications interact with each other…

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Metro style applications – designing for the user

It has been months since Windows 8 is available for developers and the need for new applications is growing in a fast pace. And nothing is more exacting than a computer user in 21st century. It’s quite difficult to build the right application, moreover – it’s even more difficult to stay on top and not…

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Workaround for CA0055 Error with Silverlight Projects in Visual Studio 2010

This connect bug describes an issue with creating certain types of Silverlight projects in Visual Studio. If you’re referencing Silverlight 4 DLLs from a Silverlight 5 project, you may run into this code analysis/FXCop issue yourself if code analysis is part of your process. The core of the problem is a versioning decision in Silverlight…

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Windows Phone 7.5 - Using advanced tiles API

by Andrea Boschin There is not any doubt, the first thing you meet when you use Windows Phone are the tiles. These are the large squares on the home screen that identifies some applications and they are also a distinguishable character that make your Windows Phone unique. As you know for sure, the tiles can…

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Windows 8 and the future of XAML: Part 1: An overview of the Windows 8 platform

by Gill Cleeren Introduction to the series Welcome to this first part of a whole series on Windows 8 articles, which I’ll be writing over the coming weeks and months. It’s my goal in this series to introduce you to what we know at this point about Windows 8 and how we as (XAML) developers…

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Silverlight Show: 10 Laps around Silverlight 5 (Part 10 of 10)

In this article, a discussion about several new features that did not fit in any of the above categories. We will discuss In-Browser HTML, PostScript and Tasks for TPL. Please review the Roadmap for the series before going any further. The Roadmap for this Series Included, the Roadmap for the series below as you may…

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New Silverlight Show articles: Windows 8 XAML Metro Apps with OData

Silverlight Show has two new articles that provide some really interesting info about building Windows 8 XAML Metro Apps with OData written by Samidip Basu (@samidip). Windows 8 XAML Metro Apps with OData – Part 1 Windows 8 XAML Metro Apps with OData – Part 2

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