Category Archives: Windows Phone

Creating a Numbers only TextBox

So this isn’t a major problem, but in an app like Shoppers Calculator, there are various places where numbers get entered, and a lot of repeat code to validate entry, or limit the user to a certain number of decimal … Continue reading

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Custom Message Box

So just a quickie but for an improvement I’m making to Shoppers Calculator I decided one way to get past a hurdle I was up against was to use a MessageBox or similar to ask the user to enter some … Continue reading

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Theming images – why Expression Design is great

Microsoft Expression design is a really useful tool, and it’s now free – you can download Expression Design from Microsoft right here. “But why should I?” you may ask. I know people have their tool of choice from Photoshop, to … Continue reading

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Using app bar icons outside the app bar – how to get light / dark theming to work

The Windows Phone SDK provides a bunch of stock app bar icons and there are several other libraries. You can also make your own, by creating a white on transparent image in a png, at 76 x 76 pixels. These … Continue reading

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How to create a custom scrolling list, which scrolls to newly added items.

So you want to show a scrollable list n screen but you don’t want to use a ListBox.  One reason for this might be because you want to take advantage of something lie width and Listbox dosn’t use up it’s … Continue reading

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5 loves and 5 hates of Windows Phone 8 and the Lumia 810

So, I’ve been using Windows Phone 8 a while now and here are a few things I like and don’t like about it: Likes New lock screen – seeing the pictures from Bing, or prices from GasBuddy on my lock … Continue reading

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Nokia Lumia 810 Review

OK, so MWC is going, on, Nokia have announced new phones and I haven’t finished the review of the phone that I have been using these past few months. The Lumia 810, which is available on T-Mobile’s network in the … Continue reading

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