Updates to the Windows Phone docs

We recently made a refresh of the Windows Phone documentation and samples. We’ve updated several samples: Background Agent Background Transfer Service Quick Card Search Extensibility We also added the following new sample that shows how to use types in the NetworkInformation namespace to get the network status of the device, mobile network and other information….


Muted audio even when the playback rate is set to a supported audio playback rate

Silverlight 5 supports multiple playback rates. When the playback rate is set to a rate that does not support audio playback, audio will be muted. If playback is reset back to 1 or to any value that supports audio playback after multiple rates that don’t support audio/pitch correction playback, the audio could still be muted. To…


Don’t forget about the databinding features of Silverlight 4 that you get with Mango!

If you are a Windows Phone developer, there are some properties offered on the Binding object in SIlverlight 4, which is supported by Mango. Thse properties were not offered in Silverlight 3/Windows Phone OS 7.0. The SL4 binding properties make setting up control bindings much easier and help you avoid using a value converter in many cases. You can…


Silverlight 5 has released! The docs are up and a .chm is available

Silverlight 5 has released! Here’s the link to download the Silverlight 5 tools. Silverlight 5 offers many new features including: PivotViewer control Trusted applications in-browser 3D graphics Vector printing Improved text rendering including the RichTextBlock control. Hardware decode of H.264 media For a detailed list of the new features see the Silverlight content on MSDN, specifically,…