Windows Phone Mango change, Listbox: How to detect compression(end of scroll) states ?

[Update: This is available after Beta2(Trial) build. Wait for RC/RTM builds] If you’ve ever used a ListBox or ScrollViewer control and wanted to implement “infinite scrolling”, great news: in Mango you can easily detect both the end of scroll and compression states. Infinite scrolling is a nice concept used when the data for a Listbox…

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WebClient change for Mango, how it impacts your application ?

You, in this case is a developer who has published or will publish a Windows Phone 7.0/7.1 app. In WP7.0 we had recommended HttpWebRequest over WebClient in our ListBox scrolling post for WP7. Reason for recommending that was, in WP7.0, if the developer created a WebClient request from background thread (any thread actually), the response…

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Off-thread decoding of images on Mango, how it impacts your application ?

The part 1 of the SLMPerf Mango blog post series was posted here, where we spoke about ListBox in general. We will take it up one step further and reach out for a deeper (and common) scenario related to ListBox. We see the following template very often for WP7 apps.  <ListBox ItemsSource="{Binding Items}" Height="652" Canvas.Top="80">…

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Listbox – ScrollViewer performance improvement for Mango and how it impacts your existing application?

  We have heard this over and over, having a smooth scrolling ListBox on Windows Phone is a core scenario. We received feedback on WP7 that the listbox scrolling experience for applications is not at par with the native applications on the phone, like Outlook. We absorbed all the feedback and optimized this experience as…

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