Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Daily Links 08/06/2011

Slide-out keyboard support on Windows Phone

WP7 Mango: Know about application lifecycle

Developers: New Screenshot Tool Now Available

Seven useful tips and tools for Windows Phone 7 developers

WP7Contrib – Bing Maps REST Service Wrappers

Elevated Trust in Silverlight 4
" Apply custom chrome;
Directly access selected directories on the file system;
Use COM Interop to open up a whole range of features, including;
Running windows applications;
Integrating with Microsoft Office products;
Access to the Windows Speech API.
Relaxed user consent on Clipboard, WebCam and Microphone access
Full Screen Keyboard support
Cross Domain network calls, without the requirement for a Client Access Policy. "

Silverlight, HTML5 & Windows 8 : Where we are heading to ?

WCF Extensibility – Custom Serialization in Silverlight

making the common things you have to do in every windows phone application, like persist application settings, use tasks/choosers, log/trace, threading/asynchronous development etc. testable.

The Sterling NoSQL Database in a Mango World

Monday, June 6, 2011

Windows Phone: Capture + Resize Image using the phone camera

Sample code. It’s not tested, so let me know if there are any issues:

Basically a wrapper around CaptureCameraTask with some image resize filling.



      private void ConfirmMarkerPicture_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
CameraTask task = new CameraTask();
task.TakePicture(CameraTask_TakenPicture, true);

private void CameraTask_TakenPicture(BitmapImage image)
_imgMarker.Source = image;

… where _imgMarker is type Image.

There are also Resize Width and Height properties which can be set prior to TakePicture call.

Happy coding Smile.

Daily Links 06/06/2011

Project Silk
"Project Silk provides guidance for building cross-browser web applications with a focus on client-side interactivity"

Project Silk Drop 10

"enables cross-platform portability of business logic and data access code, (Model + Controller), while supporting full, native and/or platform-specific presentation (Views). "

WP7 TombstoneHelper V2.0 released

Is your WP7 application ready for certification?

AgFx makes writing data-heavy Windows Phone applications child's play!

Task System in Windows Phone 7
Camera Capture Task
Email Address Chooser Task
MarketPlace Search Task
MarketPlace Hub Task
MediaPlayer Launcher
Phone Call Task
Phone Number Chooser Task
Photo Chooser Task
Search Task
SMS Compose Task
WebBrowser Task

Windows 8: HTML5 and AJAX/JavaScript == Modern UIs: HTML5, AJAX/JavaScript/jQuery

Yet Another Nail In Silverlight’s Coffin?

Windows 8 and the future of Silverlight

How to: Build a Duplex Service for a Silverlight Client

Fun and Headaches with Custom Duplex Bindings for your WCF Services

Scale-out of Silverlight HTTP polling duplex WCF service in a web farm scenario