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How to Build a Picture Gallery app for Windows Phone - Part 2
In this second part of the picture gallery blog series we'll discuss how information is being passed between pages and how favorites are persisted to the phone's flash memory. If you haven't read the first part of this blog series, be sure to also check out the first part as well. Passing state When navigating between pages we need a mechanism to tell the new page what it will be visualizing. There are two ways to achieve this. One is to pass information between pages as parts of the query string in the page’s Uri. This is a rather limited approach and in...
September 20, 2012
How to Build a Picture Gallery app for Windows Phone – Source Code Available
Software development, like many other things, is learned by studying theory and applying that theory to practice. While practicing however, it is also a good idea to learn existing software to reinforce the theory and also learn a trick or two that are not mentioned in the books. With this in mind we decided to create a complete sample app for Windows Phone that will be free to download and study in order to help you with your Windows Phone development. It is a Picture Gallery app that demonstrates how to create a native Windows Phone client for Flickr or another...
September 13, 2012
New control for elegantly picking TimeSpan values on Windows Phone: TimeSpanPicker
We've received some feedback recently that a control for working with TimeSpan values would be a great addition to the RadControls for Windows Phone suite. Just like the Date- and TimePicker controls that target the DateTime struct, RadTimeSpanPicker implements similar user experience for picking TimeSpan values in Windows Phone applications: The RadTimeSpanPicker control has an easy-to-use API that allows: Defining selectable value ranges Different formats for the selected value Adjusting the available for selection TimeSpan components in the popup (like whether weeks, days, hours, minutes or seconds will be selectable) Using null values Using value steps, i.e. defining different steps (intervals) for the selectable TimeSpan components in...
August 02, 2012
Bring the Windows Phone 8 home screen to your apps
We got inspired by the improved home screen of Windows Phone 8 and decided not to keep you waiting. You can implement the new tile sizes in your app right away using Telerik HubTile for Windows Phone. This functionality will make the home screen experience more personal than ever before and it can be very easily implemented. Here is a short video of what you can achieve using RadHubTile. This is just out of the box XAML goodness, no tricks: To start using the new tile sizes now, download a free trial of RadControls for Windows Phone and then download the Latest Internal Build from...
July 13, 2012
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