Tag 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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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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Becoming a real mobile developer, and a return to blogging

This site has been pretty quiet for a while now, but I will begin adding content here again soon. I’ve got my first app submitted to the Windows Phone app store and I’m hopeful that it will pass Microsoft’s testing … Continue reading

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Why nokia should be worried about the HTC 8X

  So there have been several posts written looking at the Nokia and HTC Windows phone 8 devices and comparing them. Most of these posts put the 8x vs the Lumia 920 and the 8s vs the Lumia 820. Understandable … Continue reading

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HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S announced – first thoughts on HTC’s new devices

Yesterday, HTC announced 2 new devices, the Windows Phone 8X and 8S.  They will be available in November this year on a whole host of carriers and both have some compelling features (depending on price) though the 8X will take … Continue reading

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Anoucing and demoing a phone, without telling anything about it. The many unanswered questions of Nokia’s presentation.

One reason that people may find it hard to fully make their mind up about whether the Lumia 920 and 820 will be a success, at least for the time being, is that there is so much we just don’t … Continue reading

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