I have been programing for decades and fell into a rut with VBA. It was so easy to code. With the introduction of WP7 I bit the bit the bullet and took another look at C#. I had played with C when it first came out (that is the original C with no qualifiers 😉Continue reading “Which way is up?”
Category Archives: Windows Phone 7
WP7 Battery Life
My Windows phone has not been known for quick charging, but I fould out a new issue with the battery. I had the phoned tethered to my laptop for charging and downloading and used one of the USB ports that made the cable get in the way. When the phone was fully charged, I disconnected theContinue reading “WP7 Battery Life”
Just to be thorough on my testing, I tried setting the theme on one of my WP7 to light. Surprisingly, it turned out that one of the grids was not as wide as I thought and two white bands appeared on either side. Examining the XAML should no reason for the bands. With the darkContinue reading “XAML Quirk”
Visio WP7 stencil
Someone asked in the AppHub if there was a Visio stencil for Windows Phone 7. There actually was one created by a member of the WP7 team and I was able to get a copy. It is a basic stencil, but I am currently upgrading it to be more Visio-like. Most of this can beContinue reading “Visio WP7 stencil”
This camera is worth the overhead
When it first came out, I picked up a 720P LifeCam. It was a good webcam until I saw a presentation by fellow MVP Rob Miles where he used the same model of camera as an overhead camera for demonstrating Windows Phone 7. The camera was held to a small camera tripod by duct tapeContinue reading “This camera is worth the overhead”
Windows Phone 7 Calendar – TMI
One annnoyance I have with the WP7 calendar is that if I want to leave a reminder for a given day, for example a reminder for a birthday, the calendar insists on displaying that the event is “All Day” and “1 day”. Definitely Too Much Information. Don’t all day events take one day? For mostContinue reading “Windows Phone 7 Calendar – TMI”
What does XNA stand for?
I just watched Rob Miles Mix11 session and he asked that question. I did a little Googling and I came up with Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport http://www.flyxna.com/about/ Though there are flights from there to Chicago, New York, Dallas and LA, there does not appear to be any direct flights to Seattle. If there were IContinue reading “What does XNA stand for?”
The WP7 hidden keyboard
At first glance, the WP7 appears to be limited in capabilities, but if you hold some of the keys, you will get a minikeyboard with more selections. Hold e and you get a choice of eëéêè or hold . and you get a choice of -!:?. Try some of the other keys like y,u,o,a,s,c,n and m.Continue reading “The WP7 hidden keyboard”
Mix 11 is Killing me!
I have just added Mix 11 to my podcasts and it is taking forever to put the sessions on my Zune HD. Okay, I know, these are huge files, but the quality is worth it. My issues are with how the Zune software handles large collections of large files. This is a two sided issue.Continue reading “Mix 11 is Killing me!”
What is the Passcode?
Yesterday, my niece asked me what was the passcode for my parents network. That should have been a simple answer. All I had to do was to check the wifi network setting on my WP7. The phone had already automatically selected the network. Opening the setting showed the passcode replaced by dots, but there wasContinue reading “What is the Passcode?”