Settings are one of those things that are not the same between Windows and the phone. In Windows, there are charms and developer can add their code to Charms like Settings, on the phone, the developer has to handle it on a page they create that they call by adding a button to the screen,Continue reading “Universal Apps – Settings on stun”
Category Archives: Windows Phone 8
Universal Apps – Sort of?
In WP8, I can set up a view and use a few SortDescriptions and I have view several my data in a sorted format. Not so with a universal app. The answer I received from the forums is that: Universal apps are based on WinRT, not Silverlight. As you can see in the relevant APIs: Windows.UI.XAML.Data.CollectionViewSourceContinue reading “Universal Apps – Sort of?”
Universal Apps – TextBox
Though not specifically for Universal Apps, the TextBox control has been nicely enhanced. In the past, if we wanted a header, we had to add a TextBlock before the TextBox. This meant coordination was required every time the TextBox had to be repositioned. Now the TextBox control includes a Header parameter. If you are notContinue reading “Universal Apps – TextBox”
Universal Apps – Starting from Windows Phone 7
So, in other posts I have mentioned what is new as far as Multilingual support and Navigation is concerned. Now it is time to point out other differences. For those lovers of Blend, it is now gone. Okay, it is still there, but it has lost its’ place on the Project menu. Now you have toContinue reading “Universal Apps – Starting from Windows Phone 7”
Universal Apps – Multilingual Toolkit
I fell in love with the Multilingual Toolkit when it was first introduced and found it very useful to add multiple languages to my apps. The only down side was that the submission process increased with each language. Even so, the Toolkit was useful in translating the text that is submitted with the app. AllContinue reading “Universal Apps – Multilingual Toolkit”
Universal Apps – One App to Rule Them All?
Microsoft is helping developers by merging the two main platforms (Windows & Phone), but unfortunately, if you do a search on Universal App you will get a lot of information about another company trying to combine their platforms. In the second update to Visual Studio 2013, they added supported for Windows Phone 8.1 and Universal Apps. SoContinue reading “Universal Apps – One App to Rule Them All?”
Multilingual Toolkit does not work?
After looking at my download stats last week, I decided to upgrade all my WP7 apps to WP8 and continue developing from the there. The stats should that it was no longer worth the effort of maintaining a WP7 version of the code. The existing programs would remain in the marketplace, but not be updated.Continue reading “Multilingual Toolkit does not work?”
Visual Studio and the Multilingual Toolkit
This August while taking a river cruise through Europe I created a multilingual phrase book. It worked great, but the way the multilingual toolkit worked with Visual Studio was a pain. Once you added words and phrases to the default language AppResource file, you had to launch the multilingual toolkit translation app to do the translation. ThoughContinue reading “Visual Studio and the Multilingual Toolkit”
WP8 Looking for Mr SkyDrive
So far, my phone apps have been self contained and did not talk with the real world. So my latest app involves communicating with a PC. There are a number of articles on using web services, but I wanted to be out of the loop. The user should be able to transfer from their PCContinue reading “WP8 Looking for Mr SkyDrive”
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.”