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Getting the right behaviors in your Phone 7 App – Part 3 Email ‘em

This example will cover how to package a EmailComposeTask as a reusable behavior that can be dropped into any given Phone 7 app. The EmailComposeTask has a few properties that are used to pass data to the email you are launching / preparing to send. These include ...

Getting the right behaviors in your Phone 7 App – Part 2 Binding & Browsing

In this example we will look at the WebBrowserTask and how a little bit of code can create a great design time experience for the times that you need to launch a browser in a Phone 7 app. Like the PhoneCallTask, the WebBrowserTask only contains one property. So,  this ...

Getting the right behaviors in your Phone 7 App – Part 1 Phone Home

This multiple part series will focus on packaging up a few common “tasks” into reusable behaviors. I hope to cover tasks for phone calls, sending emails, launching the browser etc. Most of the articles in this series will be short and typically will contain only a few lines of ...

Creating the Silverlight View Model (MVVM) Control: Calendar Icon

I am working on a Windows Phone application, and I realized I needed a dynamic Icon control. Windows Phone applications consist mostly of lists ,and those lists look better when they have an icon on the left-hand side. I did not want the icon to be the ...

Silverlight View Model (MVVM) - A Play In One Act

I read one of the greatest blog posts ever by Brad Schulz called A Second in the Life of a Query Operator,  This is my attempt to honor his post on SQL server execution plans with a character based story about View Model (MVVM).