Windows Dev News for January 29, 2012 - #0033
In This Issue:
Senthil Kumar B
Above The Fold:
"Creating a Visual Studio LightSwitch Screen Template"
"WP7 - Changing Visuals Based on Phone Theme with ThemeToStateBehavior"
"A BooleanToVisibilityConverter for WinRT "
Desert Mountain Developers
Visual Studio #LightSwitch Daily
Creating a Visual Studio LightSwitch Screen Template
's latest LightSwitch tutorial is on Screen Template extensions., which make it easy to consume a custom control
Silverfrost FTN95: Fortran for Windows
Senthil Kumar B
presented this to me as a possible WP7 dev tool.. I think it's the first Fortran post I've mentioned, and I Suppose if there are Fortan folks that wanna program targeting .NET and WP7?? ... this might be it.
Fixing the [NeutralResourceLanguage] attribute is missing on the entry assembly.
discusses an error he received whn trying to submit his app to the marketplace... not overly informative.. check out the reason
Cut the Rop Backgrounds (A Top-secret Easter Egg)
breaks silence on a fun easter egg in Cut The Rope... check it out, fun stuff
WP7 - Changing Visuals Based on Phone Theme with ThemeToStateBehavior
has sort of a follow-up post on Themes in Wp7 apps with this one on custom settings using ThemeToStateBehavior that he includes.
Bug fix: WPF4 project template for #MVVMLight V3
found that he introduced a bug in the latest MVVM Light release... read the post to see how to find if you have it, and of course he has a new release that fixes it :)
PhoneThemeManager: allow your app to have the Light, Dark, or Inverted theme with 1 line of code
announced the release of a library 'PhoneThemeManager' that lets you force a theme on your app... be sure to read his post in regards to battery use.
A BooleanToVisibilityConverter for WinRT
shares his version of a reversible converter for WinRT and Metro
Video on How to work with Page State in Windows Phone
has a video tutorial up on working with page state in WP7
Part 51 - Windows Phone 7 - Advanced ColorPicker
extends his WP7 color picker to include all the colors available in XAML
Overwriting the default WebRequest used by WebClient
discusses how the default client doesn't actually create an "HttpWebRequest/Response" object, and goes on to show you you cna completely interecept any requests... culminating in a new release of his GZipWebClient with which you cn enhance everything webclient with GZIP compression.
Playing A Sound, Simplified
's lates is a really nice and quick explanation of playing a one-off sound in your WP7 app
HTML5 for the Real World
posted the materials for his HTML5 presentation on 1/28
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