This is just another small but helpful tip for Windows Phone 7 developers. Imagine that you want your user to type in some input, that you need to proceed. One can handle the precessing by offering a “confirm”-Button or something like it or you can just react on the Enter-Key of the softkeyboard.which is presented, when a user clicks in a textbox.

So, how is this accomplished? The Textbox-Control does not provide a OnEnter-event, all one can be found is something called KeyDown-event. This event is what we will use for our need.

In the XAML of your appropriate TextBox you can add a method to the KeyDown which will be fired if a key enters the TextBoxControl.

I called mine OnEnter and you can easily check, which key of the softkeyboard was “entered” 🙂

It`s that simple 🙂


Happy new year everyone! 🙂 Here it is, the first WP7 Developer roundup for the 2011…

Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide (MS patterns & practices)

Windows Phone unplugged – How to detect the Zune software (Rene Schulte)

Adding GPS location to the map (ArcGIS Resource Center)

Windows Phone Programming in C# (MS Faculty Connection)

Implementing the MVVM Pattern in a WP7 Application (MSDN)

WP7 Camera Access Flashlight, Augmented Reality and Barcode Scanning (Kevin Marshall)

Windows Phone 7 Guides for IT-Professionals (MS)


9. October 2010

Hi there,

I`m starting this new blog, cause of a video of an inspiring talk by Scott Hanselman “Social Networking for Developers”! I am a Developer and feeling addressed, so here am I 😉

I must say, that I was into in this social things before. Since last year I`m on Twitter (follow me @cordellcp3) and once had a Blog when I was a student at university. But the whole blogging thing wasn`t handled right by me, but now a little more older and wiser and after watching this Video by Scott Hanselman, I have simply have to start over a blog to become, like he said, a better developer! 🙂

Btw. if you`re a Developer too, I recommend you a great podcast

(click on the pic)

which also slightly helped me to find an appropriate title for my blog, as you can imagine.

so long…