Silverlight 5 RC has released!

The SL5 RC has released and you can now download the tools here. This is an exciting release and brings many new features to Silverlight. Following are just a few of the new features. You can check out more details in the What’s New for Silverlight 5 topic on MSDN. PivotViewer control, which adds support…

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Get the tools and submit your Mango apps!

Windows Phone SDK 7.1 RC is now available. You can use this version of the tools to create Windows Phone Mango apps and submit them to the marketplace. You need to uninstall previous versions of the tools before installing this version. These tools enable you to create Mango-targeted applications that include all the new Mango features….


Ensuring your Windows Phone Applications Work on Mango

Not only does Mango support Silverlight 4, there are also numerous updates and improvements to Silverlight for Windows Phone. A bunch of work has gone into compatibility between Mango and Windows Phone 7, however you should test your existing applications on Mango, to make sure they behave as expected. There are a few known differences…


Mango Beta2…get it while it’s fresh!

The Mango Windows Phone Developer Tools Windows Phone SDK Beta2 released today (the tools have been renamed to SDK). With the beta2 release you will see some additions to the tools like the Isolated Storage Explorer, improvements to the profiler and emulator as well as numerous updates to the docs. You can get the Mango…

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Fuel Tracker sample application for WP7 now in Visual Basic

I’m happy to report that the Fuel Tracker sample is now available in Visual Basic as well as C#. Additionally, we have fixed several small issues that various people have reported, one of which prevented the application from working correctly when running under the Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta. The accompanying documentation has not yet…

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New Addition to Windows Phone Quickstarts- Pivot and Panorama Controls

Windows Phone 7 includes Panorama and Pivot controls that you can use to display controls and data and navigate through them using their built-in swipe and pan gestures.                              To help you understand these controls we have added a new quickstart to our existing Windows Phone quickstarts collection- Panorama and Pivot Controls. This quickstart provides an overview of…


Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta now available!

The Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta released today. Download them here. The tools enable you to get started developing applications for the next version of Windows Phone 7 Codenamed “Mango” and leverage new phone features while continuing to develop applications for Windows Phone  OS 7.0. In addition to multi-targeting the tools offer some other great…

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Binding to Dynamic Properties with ICustomTypeProvider (Silverlight 5 Beta)

Silverlight 5 Beta introduces a new ICustomTypeProvider interface that enables data binding to objects the structure of which cannot be known until runtime. This is a common problem when you work with data in any format from databases to metadata or XML files to JSON objects. New attributes or new columns can be added over…


Silverlight 4 Documentation Updated

The Silverlight 4 documentation has been updated–both online MSDN docs and the offline CHM.  The CHM is Silverlight only and is great for fast, offline access.  Online Silverlight 4 MSDN Docs Offline Silverlight 4 MSDN Documentation There are numerous tweaks and small changes to the docs, but here are a few of the new and updated topics:…