• .NET Mobile

    How to Build a Picture Gallery app for Windows Phone - Part 3

    In this last part of the Picture Gallery blog series, we will discuss how the app handles errors and how RadControls for Windows Phone improved the development experience. In case you missed the previous two posts, they can be found here and here. Handling exceptions No application is complete without proper error handling. To be robust the application should handle the expected exceptions in a meaningful way or crash noisily when an unexpected error occurs. In the Picture Gallery app there are a few situations that should be expected.  The first and most important condition that we need to verify on app startup is whether...
  • .NET Mobile

    Conversation View for Windows Phone - new in Q2 2012

    The RadControls for Windows Phone Q2 2012 release is ready and includes a brand new kitchen appliance – RadConversationView. Developing social applications just got a little easier on Windows Phone. No need to create a message viewer from scratch any more, just take RadConversationView and tweak it so that it meets your requirements. As is tradition in XAML based technologies, RadConversationView has no hard-coded assumptions about what kind of messages it will be displaying or how it will display them, it only has a default implementation of a message model and default templates for visualizing that model. Developers can either take this...