Background audio in Windows Phone 7.5 (Part 3)

The story so far In the first part of this series on Background Audio the Background Audio feature was introduced. In the second part of the series various ways to pass information between the application and the audio agent were outlined, including how to specify a playlist from the main application that the agent will…

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Background audio in Windows Phone 7.5 (Part 2)

The story so far In the first part of this series on Background Audio the architecture of the Background Audio feature of the phone was introduced. The Marketplace Certification guidelines that are relevant to Background Audio were highlighted. Then a code sample explaining how to integrate with the Music and Videos Hub was presented. Where…

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Background audio in Windows Phone 7.5 (Part 1)

Summary Using background audio for Windows Phone 7.5 is a great way of playing audio content such as internet radio stations, podcasts and music tracks even when your application is no longer in the foreground and when the phone is locked. This series of blog posts will help you get the most of the capabilities…

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Fast Application Switching and Acquired OS Resources

Fast Application Switching (FAS) is a new feature of Windows Phone 7.5 and provides an improved experience when the user is switching between applications. The application is no longer terminated when the user navigates away from the application. Instead the application remains in memory and is not running at all, but its state and data…

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