• .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

    New Hub Tile Control for Your Windows Phone Apps

    With our Q1 2012 SP1 release we managed to bundle something that will make your apps go off the fanciness chart, something that will make your apps look way better. That something is called RadHubTile and the WP7 home screen experience is now available to your apps without any effort. Just put one of the hub tiles we have prepared for you on your page and watch your app shine. That probably sounds great but how do you actually use that thing? “Where are the classes!?” I hear you shout. They will be revealed a little later because I think it’s time...