30. November 2010 16:13
Microsoft has released the RTW version of the Visual Basic add-on. This latest release enables Visual Basic Developers to create Silverlight applications for Windows Phone 7 using the final version of the Windows Phone Developer Tools.
You can download the tools from here .
System requirements to use these tools are
You can also check out some cool code samples for Windows Phone in Visual Basic.
Happy Developing :)
24. November 2010 14:57
I just came across the below shown promo by Microsoft, to enter the contest click on this link https://microsoft.promo.eprize.com/windowsphone7/?affiliate_id=zune_marketplace. This promo is open only to the residents of the 50 U.S. Districts including District of Columbia.
As mentioned on the site, Enter between October 27 and December 1 and Tweet for a chance to win a Windows Phone 7.
So all my dear friends in the US, enter the contest for a chance to win a Windows Phone 7.
22. November 2010 14:03
Toolkit controls made available by Microsoft on CodePlex site is a great way of sharing controls that are still not part of the core WPF/Silverlight controls. Earlier released DataGrid, Calendar and DatePicker are now part of the Core controls in WPF.
What is Extended WPF Toolkit?
Brian Lagunas has provided Extended WPF Toolkit which includes the controls that are missing in the WPF Toolkit or that have been ported over from the Silverlight Toolkit. Initially it was released in August with a small set of controls. Now it has total 11 controls, 3 of it being released in the November.
What does the Extended Toolkit include?
This Extended Toolkit Binaries includes the following controls:
It also includes MessageBox.
MessageBox with Icons
RichTextBox with FormatBar
Below controls are available as source only. You can download the project for these controls from here
These Extended Toolkit controls will definitely be helpful to the WPF Developers.
19. November 2010 14:10
I have been using Amazon Kindle software for PC a lot, I like reading books online and I have always wanted an App for Windows Mobile, but it was not available. Amazon has now announced that they would soon be releasing the App for Windows Phone 7.
Kindle has more that 725,000 Kindle Books available, which would become accessible through Windows Phone 7.
Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your phone across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. The Integrated shopping experience allows the customers to shop without leaving the app.
You can submit your email here(This links to Amazon site) to get notification by email when the App is available for Download.