June 29, 2011
Windows Phone Mango adds few more task over initial Windows Phone (RTM) release. This post will cover new task (launchers and choosers) added to Windows Phone Mango Beta and Beta 2. To introduce those features I’ve created sample application which looks very simple, yet have all those new tasks: Before we are starting, one very important note about tasks in general. Some of them works on emulator as on real device (Bing maps, Bing directions, etc.), some of them works but doesn’t produce any “visible” output and cannot been verified (Save Ringtone) and some of...
Microsoft just released Beta 2 refresh of Windows Phone Mango developer tools!
The refresh further improves the tools, resolves bugs from previous release and adds some new features.
Most important – registered Windows Phone developers with retail device will get access to Mango updates via invites to Microsoft Connect site which will give them access to Mango for their retail devices!
Also, the release brings some breaking changes which we as developers need to be aware of. Here are the list of some breaking changes:
Image decoding moved to the background thread
Enables more responsive UI
If background loading of an image is not...