Webcasts on Windows Phone 8 development

March 27, 2013

Recently, I’ve done two sessions on Windows Phone 8 development, that are available on YouTube. If you’re new to Windows Phone, these sessions may help you to get started. The session are in English and are comprised mostly of coding examples. A third session is planned to happen about 2 weeks from now.First session: Second session:Enjoy!
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Windows Phone Tip: Beware of PhoneApplicationService.State

March 18, 2013

A Windows Phone 8 app may be in one of several states:In the running state, it’s the foreground app and the user is working with the app. So far good.If the user taps the Start hardware button, he’s taken to the Home screen (naturally), and our app becomes dormant. In this state, all its memory is intact, but all threads are suspended so that app cannot consume any CPU time. Entering this state causes the PhoneApplicationService.Deactivated event to be fired. The app should save its state because the app may later become tombstoned.Tombstonening means the app loses all its...
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My New Book Project

March 5, 2013

Those of you who follow my blog may have noticed a slowdown in posts. The main reason for this is that I am working on a new book, titled “Windows 8 C++ App Development” to published by Packt Publishing in about 2 months time.The book has now an official URL in Pack’s web site (no Amazon link yet, but soon…).The book is aimed towards C++ developers that want to use the power and flexibility of C++ to write Windows 8 Store Apps, while leveraging XAML as the UI technology. It includes a good coverage of C++/CX and most features...