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Using Multiple Properties Or The Entire Object In a Converter Class for Windows Phone and WinRT
Kind of a long wordy title, what does it really mean? When you are creating a custom converter for Windows Phone or WinRT, you create a class that inherits from IValueConverter and implement a Convert method. In that method you're given (among other things) the value that has been bound (bind-ed sounds...
12 Apr 2013
Integrating a Background Agent into your Windows Phone Project to Share Code and Data
If you read through the documentation for creating Background Agents with Windows Phone (7.x or higher), they share a common approach - add a new Scheduled Task Agent project to your solution, and add a reference in your phone project to your task project. The problem with that though is that you don...
31 Dec 2012
How To Send An Authenticated Message to the Windows Phone Push Notification Service
The Push Notification Service is a cool feature of Windows Phone that lets you do things like send toast messages, update a Live Tile, etc. for your Windows Phone application. You can use the service without any additional transmission security protocols, but if you do you are limited to a maximum of...
4 Jun 2012
Using Compression on Windows Phone 7.5
NOTE: As usual, Word version of this post is attached to counter the brutal formatting this site does with what I actually typed up. Boooo!!! :-) As I’m sure many of you know who have done development on Windows Phone, there isn’t built in support for compression and decompression. Many...
13 Apr 2012
Deciphering NullReferenceException or Binding Reference Cycle Errors in Windows Phone 7.1
I recently ran across a very, very difficult problem to diagnose and fix, and I couldn't find this issue going on anywhere else so I thought I'd write about it here in case it comes up again for anyone else. In a Windows Phone 7.1 (i.e. Mango) application, you have a service reference - in my case, a...
15 Jan 2012
Windows Phone 7 and Other Mobile Device Access to SharePoint 2010 SAML Sites After Applying SP1 and June 2011 CU
As I alluded to in an earlier post, there have been some changes in SP1 and June CU that impact the ability of Windows Phone 7 (both RTM and Mango) and other mobile devices to access SharePoint sites that use SAML authentication. I described in a different post how to change the compat.browser file to...
10 Sep 2011
Using DPAPI with IsolatedStorage In Windows Phone 7 Mango Release
I was doing some work on the Mango release of Windows Phone 7 the other day. One of the great features (there are many) that has been added is support for DPAPI. One of the cases in which you might want to use this is to encrypt some content before storing it locally. In WP7, when an application stores...
2 Jul 2011
Connecting to an SSL WCF Service with Windows Phone 7 Emulator
Had lots of fun earlier trying to figure out why my Windows Phone 7 application could not connect to my WCF endpoint. I had tested things out thoroughly with a standard winforms client application and everything worked great, but whenever I tried hitting the same endpoint from my WP7 emulator I'd get...
18 Jun 2011
FBA Sites with Office Hub in Windows Phone 7
Hey all, just wanted to give a quick but important update to the post on integrating SharePoint 2010 with Windows Phone 7 ( http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2010/11/21/some-windows-phone-7-and-sharepoint-2010-tips.aspx ). After playing around with this some more and reviewing some of the tips...
11 Dec 2010
Some Windows Phone 7 and SharePoint 2010 Tips
Now that I've finally got my Windows Phone 7, I have had a little time to play around with some of the integration with SharePoint and start to understand better some of the issues and limitations I've heard described previously by other folks. I'm going to try and share some of those details here so...
21 Nov 2010
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