Mobile Corner

Mapping and Location in Windows Phone

Using Windows Phone's Map control and displaying multiple points using data binding.

Working with Location in Windows Phone

When most people think of location, they assume this information comes from a GPS module. While this is true, Windows Phone also has support for determining location based on cell tower location and WiFi networks.

Roaming Options for User Settings in Windows Phone Applications

Integrating with SkyDrive can help your Windows Phone application save a user's settings to the cloud, and retrieve them across multiple devices and platforms.

Storing Windows Phone User Settings

Persisting user settings in Windows Phone is something every mobile developer needs to know how to do. Nick Randolph walks you through the process.

Page Navigation with Windows Phone and Windows 8

Nick Randolph continues to look at building applications across both Windows Phone and Windows 8, this time focusing on the navigation model.

Converting Windows Phone to Windows 8

Migrating a photo-sharing Windows Phone application to run under Windows 8.

Working with ListBoxes in a Windows Phone Application

By overriding templates, you can modify the look and feel of the ListBox without changing the underlying behavior.

Working with the Windows Phone Application Bar

Nick Randolph shows how to create and work with the Application Bar in your Windows Phone application.

Analyzing the Windows Phone Upgrades

What does the recent Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh and associated Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 update mean for developers?

Dark and Light Themes in a Windows Phone Application

By creating a UI that works well with both dark and light themes, your Windows Phone applications will stand out.

UriMapper in Windows Phone

Nick Randolph looks at how you can use a UriMapper to help structure your Windows Phone application.

10 Reasons to Upgrade to the Windows Phone SDK 7.1

Why you should update your apps to target the "Mango" software development kit.

Search Extensibility in Windows Phone 7

How to integrate your Windows Phone 7 application into the search experience.

Understanding LINQ to SQL on Windows Phone 7.5

The "Mango" update to Windows Phone 7 includes LINQ to SQL abilities. Use them while building a movie review app.

Windows Phone 7 Data Binding with Templates

Using Windows Phone 7 data binding to create customized lists.

Windows Phone 7 Orientation Primer

Nick Randolph walks through how to define, change and work with orientation within your Windows Phone application.

Changing Page Layout Using Visual States

Nick Randolph walks through how to use visual states to dynamically change the layout of pages in your Windows Phone application.

Display Loading Progress Using Data Binding

Mobile Corner columnist Nick Randolph walks through how to use data binding to automatically display a progress bar when loading data in Windows Phone 7.

Style Your Application with Windows Phone 7 System Resources

Nick Randolph walks through how to leverage the built-in system resources to style your application in line with the Windows Phone 7 Metro design language

The Windows Phone 7 Application Lifecycle

A walk through the Windows Phone 7 application lifecycle with some tricks to effectively handle tombstoning.

Exploring the New Consumer Features of Windows Phone Mango

Mobile Corner columnist Nick Randolph breaks down some of the key improvements announced at yesterday's Windows Phone "Mango" launch event, and says the raft of new consumer-oriented features make Mango a more attractive developer target.

Build Consistent WP7 User Interfaces Using Resources

Nick Randolph walks through how to create and consume resources within your Windows Phone 7 application.

Windows Phone Layout Using Grid

Nick Randolph walks through how to use the Grid to layout your Windows Phone 7 application.

A Walk Through the Windows Phone 7 Social Reader Template

Mobile Corner columnist Nick Randolph walks through a template that can get your first Windows Phone 7 application up and running fast.

Windows Phone 7: Building a YouTube Search App

New VSM columnist Nick Randolph kicks off his Mobile Corner column by showing how to build a YouTube search app using Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend.

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