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...