10 Reasons to Upgrade to the Windows Phone SDK 7.1: Listing 1.

Offloading images to a background thread

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<ListBoxItemsSource="{Binding Collection}" >
<DataTemplate x:Key="ItemTemplate">
  <TextBlock Text="{Binding Name}"/>
UriSource="{Binding Photo}" />

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Nick Randolph runs Built to Roam, a consulting company that specializes in training, mentoring and assisting other companies build mobile applications. With a heritage in rich client applications for both the desktop and a variety of mobile platforms, Nick currently presents, writes and educates on the Windows Phone platform.