Adding Windows Phone Capability Detection to your Build Process

There is a new Capability Detection tool in the Windows Phone Developer Tools October update that you can run to determine the capabilities of a DLL or Xap files.  Here is a post build step that I added to a WP7 project to list the capabilities that are explicitly needed for an application: set CAPDETECT=%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft…


Windows Phone 7 at the Sprint Developer Conference

Tomorrow, October 26, 2010, I will be at the Sprint Developer Conference in Santa Clara, California, where I will be giving a talk about Windows Phone 7 and running a coding session on developing Silverlight applications for Windows Phone 7.  We are very excited to be partnering with Sprint to deliver some great Windows Phone…


Download Progress Bar for Silverlight Media Framework Player

One of my customers has been using the Microsoft Silverlight Media Framework player for their Business-to-Business media sharing portal and wanted to add a download progress bar behind the scrub bar.  I was able to show them how to do this with a combination of template binding, re-templating the SMFPlayer and Timeline classes and subclassing…


Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework 1.4.7 Released

This weekend, in preparation for today’s Windows Phone 7 launch, we released, the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework 1.4.7.  We fixed a few bugs and added tracking for the Microsoft Silverlight Media Framework 2.2 now available for both Silverlight and Windows Phone 7. Thank you to the community of partners, developers, and designers who are using…


San Francisco Silverlight User Group 10/14 Meeting: Windows Phone 7 Design & Development

What San Francisco Silverlight User Group Meeting When Thursday 10/14/2010 7:00 PM Where Golden Gate North Conference Room Microsoft Corporation 835 Market Street Suite 700 San Francisco, CA 94930 Who Navin Prasad, Netflix: Designing for Windows Phone 7 Mat Trunnell, Netflix: Tips for Successfully Developing on Windows Phone 7 Why You want to learn more…