WP7 authentication via asp.net applications

During a recent consulting, I helped a client to resolve his authentication issues with his existing Web application and Windows Phone application. Using the existing MembershipProvider If you have already an existing Web application and you want to extend it...

A1 and Windows Phone 7

Austrian Provider A1 is giving away 360 XBOX 360 if you preorder a Windows Phone 7 Device. What a start – I hope there will be a similar thing like when 6.5 was launched...

WP7 and the story of WCF Service References

If you ever want to add a service reference to your Windows Phone 7 app, and fail with a message like: Custom tool warning: No endpoints compatible with Silverlight 3 were found. Please remember the following 2 simple actions to finally get your reference: 1)...

Windows Phone 7 RTM

Last week Microsoft published the final version of the all new operating system Windows Phone 7. Those lucky guys (yes, that’s me!) who own a prerelease of a WP7 phone, can update the phone’s OS to RTM. All the others just may uninstall the Developer Tools...

Reset your Windows Phone 7

If you are a developer, and own one of the prototypes, Microsoft gave away, you might want to reset the device, before showing it a potential customer: Go to the main screen, settings, info. On the bottom of the screen there’s the button to reset the device to...

Windows Phone 7 Devicetype

How to find out, if your app is running in an emulator, or on a real device? In July’s beta, Microsoft has moved this property from System.Environment to Microsoft.Devices.Environment namespace. //enum DeviceType contains: Device, Emulator this.IsEmulator =...

Windows Phone 7 Database

MS announced, that there will be no database available for 3rd party applications, like on windows mobile 6.5. Instead of using SqlServerCE the user shall use cloud computing or xml files to store data. So I searched for alternatives, and found a very pretty proof of...

Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Beta

The developer Tool for Windows Phone reached beta-status. And Microsoft included into the 380 mb Setup Expression Blend 4 for Windows Phone. So far the good news. The bad news: several things have changed from CTP.April to beta – most of all: consolidation and...

playing with Windows Phone 7

Just playing with Silverlight & Windows Phone 7. Guess, the result is quite okay so far. For what you can see, I used 2 components: – PanoramaView Control: look&feel like known from the MS presentations – AnimateOrientation: does the animation...

Windows Phone 7 – comeback of transflective TFT

Up to now I was unexcited about Windows Phone 7 – yet today I found something interesting.  On Pdamaster it looks like a comeback of the transflective TFT’s on some of the “first wave” Windows Phone 7 devices. I highly appreciate that – sunlight readability should be...