Silverlight and Windows Phone SDK

Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update CTP

We recently released an update to the Windows Phone SDK that provides extra tools and features for...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 02/29/2012

Windows Phone Design Guidelines on MSDN

It was recently brought to my attention that we have done a poor job of evangelizing the Windows...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 02/01/2012

Updates to the Windows Phone docs

We recently made a refresh of the Windows Phone documentation and samples. We've updated several...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 12/20/2011

Muted audio even when the playback rate is set to a supported audio playback rate

Silverlight 5 supports multiple playback rates. When the playback rate is set to a rate that does...

Author: Nitya Ravi Date: 12/19/2011

Don't forget about the databinding features of Silverlight 4 that you get with Mango!

If you are a Windows Phone developer, there are some properties offered on the Binding object in...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 12/16/2011

Silverlight 5 has released! The docs are up and a .chm is available

Silverlight 5 has released! Here's the link to download the Silverlight 5 tools. Silverlight 5...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 12/09/2011

If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to use the HyperlinkButton control or the Hyperlink type in your...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 10/25/2011

Windows Phone Mango release and we want your feedback!

The Windows Phone Mango updates are going out to handsets, and the RTM version of the Mango SDK is...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 09/28/2011

pInvoke in Silverlight5 and .NET Framework

One of the new features in Silverlight 5 RC is the ability to call native code including Win32 APIs...

Author: Alexandra Rusina Date: 09/27/2011

Silverlight 5 RC support for application-restricted media

Application restricted media (ARM) is new feature in Silverlight 5 RC that enables content providers...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 09/07/2011

Silverlight 5 RC has released!

The SL5 RC has released and you can now download the tools here. This is an exciting release and...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 09/01/2011

Get the tools and submit your Mango apps!

Windows Phone SDK 7.1 RC is now available. You can use this version of the tools to create Windows...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 08/23/2011

Ensuring your Windows Phone Applications Work on Mango

Not only does Mango support Silverlight 4, there are also numerous updates and improvements to...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 07/22/2011

Mango Beta2…get it while it's fresh!

The Mango Windows Phone Developer Tools Windows Phone SDK Beta2 released today (the tools have been...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 06/29/2011

Fuel Tracker sample application for WP7 now in Visual Basic

I'm happy to report that the Fuel Tracker sample is now available in Visual Basic as well as C#....

Author: Karl Erickson Date: 06/20/2011

New Addition to Windows Phone Quickstarts- Pivot and Panorama Controls

Windows Phone 7 includes Panorama and Pivot controls that you can use to display controls and data...

Author: Nitya Ravi Date: 05/25/2011

Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta now available!

The Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta released today. Download them here. The tools enable...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 05/24/2011

Binding to Dynamic Properties with ICustomTypeProvider (Silverlight 5 Beta)

Silverlight 5 Beta introduces a new ICustomTypeProvider interface that enables data binding to...

Author: Alexandra Rusina Date: 04/26/2011

Silverlight 4 Documentation Updated

The Silverlight 4 documentation has been updated--both online MSDN docs and the offline CHM. The CHM...

Author: agbcl Date: 04/22/2011

Adding Panorama and Pivot Controls to the Toolbox in Visual Studio (speeding development 1 second at a time)

So I started work on a sample today and decided I wanted to use a Pivot control. I created a new...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 04/15/2011

Silverlight 5 Beta has released…Get the chm!

We’ve got apps, and we’ve got chms. Well, more specifically, a chm for Silverlight 5...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 04/13/2011

What's new in Silverlight 5 beta? 3D graphics support!

Happy Silverlight 5 Beta day! The biggest additions to Silverlight 5 are certainly the support for...

Author: John Mulhausen Date: 04/13/2011

Silverlight 5 Beta Breaking Changes

There are currently no breaking changes for Silverlight 5 Beta to report. See also Silverlight...

Author: snoutholder Date: 04/13/2011

Attending MIX 2011? There’s an app for that!

If you’re planning on attending MIX 2011 conference in Las Vegas and if you own a Windows...

Author: Nitya Ravi Date: 04/07/2011

Windows Phone 7 XNA Game Tutorial For Ya

The Microsoft game folks just released a tutorial that will guide you through the creation of a...

Author: snoutholder Date: 04/05/2011

Start-to-Finish Guidance for Windows Phone 7 Application Development

If you are a C#/.NET developer who wants to learn the basics of phone application development using...

Author: Karl Erickson Date: 03/29/2011

Silverlight for Windows Phone [VIDEO]: Quick App for Push Notifications (Uses Windows Azure)

Hey Silverlight people! So I just uploaded a video that takes you from from zero to an Azure-hosted,...

Author: John Mulhausen Date: 03/04/2011

February Release of Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit

Yesterday the toolkit team pushed out an update to the Windows Phone Toolkit. You can get the...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 02/18/2011

Windows Phone 7 QuickStarts Live!

Check ou the new Windows Phone 7 development articles which are aimed at guiding you through all the...

Author: snoutholder Date: 02/11/2011

The January update to Windows Phone Developer Tools available now!

A new version of the Windows Phone Developer tools is now available on the Download Center. Among...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 02/07/2011

Windows Phone 7 Design Tips: Navigation, Tombstoning, and Data Loading

When you start learning a new platform, the documentation can only take you so far. The Windows...

Author: Karl Erickson Date: 01/10/2011

Windows Phone 7 Design Guidelines – Cheat Sheet

One of the tasks I am trying to accomplish as I write the documentation to accompany the FuelTracker...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 01/07/2011

Static analysis of Silverlight XAML: Basic concepts

Silverlight has APIs that support quite a variety of client-side APIs. But one area where the API is...

Author: Wolf Schmidt - MSFT Date: 12/23/2010

“Fuel Tracker” Guidance Application – Drop 3

As Cheryl blogged last week, she and I have been working with a team of others to develop a Windows...

Author: Karl Erickson Date: 12/17/2010

Give us your most challenging Windows Phone 7 application development tasks!

Recently I’ve been working on a cross-group effort to create some content for getting folks started...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 12/10/2010

Inspire Improvements to Windows Phone Documentation

We are doing a study to see how we are doing with our documentation. Your input will inform and...

Author: snoutholder Date: 12/03/2010

The Future of Silverlight

Check it out!

Author: snoutholder Date: 11/12/2010

New QuickStart: Silverlight Install and Upgrade Experience

When you create a Silverlight-based application for deployment to the web, the last thing you...

Author: Karl Erickson Date: 11/08/2010

In an attempt to close the loop on getting data into Silverlight, we’ve added a couple of new...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 11/05/2010

New Version of the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit

Imagine my surprise when I browsed to the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit page on Codeplex and...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 11/02/2010

"No one uses the table of contents anymore" - is that really true?

There is strange bit of information/lore that often gets presented to us writers by our publishing...

Author: Wolf Schmidt - MSFT Date: 10/15/2010

Performance for Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 Applications

Recently I’ve worked on adapting a popular Windows Phone 7 performance whitepaper for easier...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 10/11/2010

Silverlight…not just for the Web…

So in case you are in the habit of navigating the MSDN table of contents to locate the Silverlight...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 09/27/2010

Content or Resource Files?…Another way to load a static XML file to your application…

So as these things usually go, while doing something completely unrelated to the application I...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 09/16/2010

Ach du Lieber! A tour of some localization gotchas in Silverlight

Ach du Lieber is an expression in German. It's what you say when you can't believe something really...

Author: Wolf Schmidt - MSFT Date: 09/08/2010

Silverlight Visual Effects (e.g. drop shadow, blur, and mirror images)

There's a new Silverlight Visual Effects QuickStart that was just published. This offers quick...

Author: snoutholder Date: 09/07/2010

Silverlight and Security Documentation

Recently, there was an article in EWeek about the various platforms for Rich Internet Application...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 09/03/2010

New WCF RIA Services QuickStart

Hot off the press QuickStart on WCF RIA Services. Lots of screenshots and code. Should be pretty...

Author: snoutholder Date: 09/02/2010

Guidance on Making Silverlight Apps Accessible

Accessibility is about making your applications usable by people with limitations that prevent or...

Author: snoutholder Date: 09/01/2010

Loading a static XML file to your Windows Phone/Silverlight App

So I think I’ve mentioned before I have been working on a Windows Phone 7 application. It’s been a...

Author: Cheryl Simmons Date: 08/27/2010

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