WP7 Multilingual AppBar.

The current phone app I am working on is based around a pivot and to get the most out of the pivot I want to use a different appbar for each pivot item. Luckily, Microsoft has a good article on how to do it. How to use different app bars in a single Pivot controlContinue reading “WP7 Multilingual AppBar.”

MVA is not just for IT guys

For the past month I have been looking at MVA – Microsoft Virtual Academy.  I did check it out when it was first released, but it basically had IT Pro related courses. Though I prefer to wear a dev hat, I did play an IT Pro in the past. My IT Pro experiences were backContinue reading “MVA is not just for IT guys”

Formatting Debug Writeline

For the past few months, I have been working on a Windows Phone app that uses several tables. Most of the time when I debug, I rely heavily on Debug.Writeline to help me keep track of what is going on as I test an app.  If the app crashes, I can look at Output andContinue reading “Formatting Debug Writeline”

WP7/8 Mystery of the screen bounce?

I have been working on a new app that required more screen real estate than the phone provided.  All my attempts to get a canvas inside a standard ScrollViewer ended in having the unusual effect that I could not scroll to the bottom or far right. As soon as I took my finger off the screen,Continue reading “WP7/8 Mystery of the screen bounce?”

WP7 Full samples May Not Be Enough

Though some of the features are pretty straight forward, some of them require having hooks all over the place. So I try to find fully working examples. Recently I came across a sample app that creates a statistics page that can be used to display information for an About’s page. The good thing was that itContinue reading “WP7 Full samples May Not Be Enough”

C# – The new APL?

Thanks to a heads up by HockeyGeekGirl, I have spent the last few days dissecting and digesting a new Mango example for handling a database. It is more than what I need, but it is useful exploring the code to figure out what makes it tick. My immediate interest is to dynamically create PivotItems forContinue reading “C# – The new APL?”