Since Microsoft dropped the “7” from Windows Phone at MIX 11, i`m dropping it too 🙂

This roundup is all about MIX and it`s WP Sessions, which i enjoyed watching. So here they are…

All other session from MIX are on Channel9, just click HERE! They are worth watching.
As a little fun special of this blodpost, I recommend the “Developers” Song by Cory Smith featuring Steve Ballmer 😀

After building a real Business-Intelligence app for my company, the “new” WP7 dev roundup has finally arrived. These articles are not all up-to-date, but I came along them over time and they may be interesting for the one or the other…

Get xml from server for Use on Windows Phone (Paul Sheriff)

Loading data when the user scrolls to the end of a list (Daniel Vaughan)

Quickly building a trial mode for a Windows Phone application (David Poll)

Rapid Respository (codeplex)

WP7 – Toast notifycation using Windows Azure Cloud service (codeproject)

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 🙂

I`ve been really busy the last two weeks, so there`s just a new Dev.RoundUp FYI 🙂

WP7 Unleashed Session I – Hands on labs (Daniel N. Egan)

Video Series “Windows Phone 7  Development for Absolute Beginners” (Joey DeVilla)

Windows Phone Push-Notification server side helper library (Windows Teamblog)

Developing for Windows Phone 7 : From concept to marketplace (Channel9 – Dmitry Lyalin)

Add User Controls (graphics) in background thread (Loek van den Ouweland)

Using LongListSelector-Control (.NET Zone – Den Delimarsky)

MEF for Windows Phone (Damon Payne)

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)

Its been busy weeks since the last Developer Roundup, but nethertheless here are the “new” Links 🙂


Unit Converter Starter Kit WP7 (MSDN)

Gesture Service in depth (Windows Phone Geek)

Using Visual Studio to build VB WP7-Applications (VS Team Blog)

Using WCF on WP7 – walkthrough (Andy Pennell) (New Community and Forum)

Beginners guide SpriteBatch class for XNA & WP7 (EXHD)

How to implement Basic HTTP Authentification in WCF on WP7 (C is for Coder)


Here it is, the new WP7 Developer roundup for 11/25/2010! This time I provide more links then ever 🙂

Windows Phone 7 Development Best Practices Wiki

Windows Phone 7 Development for absolute beginners (channel9)

Is my XNA Game dead yet?! (Dark Genesis)

There and back again “A tombstoning Tale” – The returning of an Application (Dark Genesis)

My Photo App – sample project (Jeff Wilcox)

The taming of the phone [new SetterValueBindingHelper] (Delay)

Windows Phone 7 with Expression Blend (Chris Koenig)

Use concurrent programming techniques (Silveright Hack)

Use ShellTileSchedule to easily update your live-tiles (Kevin D. Holes)

How to: Encode a JPEG for Windows Phone and Save to Pictures Library (MSDN)

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App dev: Network awareness (Rob Tiffany)

Here it is, the third WP7 Developer Roundup which aggregates information of interest to Windows Phone 7 developers. I want to share every good article, link or video which I come across over the week. I was really busy this week so…

Loading quickly on Windows Phone 7 – Twitter example [eng] (identitymine)

Inside Windows Phone #11 Obfustication and Analytics [eng] (channel9)

How to move your line of business apps to phone + cloud [eng] (Bruce Kyle)

More under the hood, but hidden or locked [eng] (xda developers)

At the weekend I spend some time testing aroung with geolocation and coordinates wihtin Windows Phone 7 development  and wrote a Method,  which calculates the distance of two given geocoordinates (Point A –> LatitudeA | LongitudeA and Point B –> LatitudeB | LongitudeB ) in kilometer (km).

It works just fine and  I want to share the code with everyone, so here it is

Grab the code here –>

Maybe it`s helpful for one or the other.

Here it is, the second WP7 Developer Roundup which aggregates information of interest to Windows Phone 7 developers. I want to share every good article, link or video which I come across over the week…

Improving Windows Phone 7 Application Performance [eng] (David Anson)

Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit – Nov 2010 [eng] (CodePlex)

WP7 Serialization Comparison [eng] (Kevon Marshall)

How I made the ‘myChannel9′ wp7 app (source code included) – Part 1 [eng] (Sigurd Snorteland)

Sterling Isolated Storage Database with LINQ for Windows Phone 7 [eng] (CodePlex)

Windows Phone 7 Fundamentals [ger] (Sascha Wolter)