Windows Phone HTC HD7 – A very important update!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanks to Noam Sheffer, I just connected my Windows Phone to Zune, and guess what!? An important update… But this guy, is amazing, it’s an HTC update. Yap, right after Mango, and the great news are: Internet Sharing. The long awaited feature. Now I’m so happy, I can leave my old iPhone to my little Kid for good (only carried it with me for Internet Sharing, since I’m working with some customers with no internet access and this is a must have, at least for me). So here is screen shot of my device, turning it into WiFi access...

Windows Phone Homebrew Applications

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Just in case that you’ve missed the great news, the guys developing ChevronWP7 Labs, the official solution for Windows Phone Homebrew applications, announced the availability of it.     What does it means for us? Well, ChevronWP7 Labs was designed to allow hobbyist developers to install, run, and debug unsigned applications on their personal Windows Phone. Such kind of applications usually called Homebrew Applications. Why do I care? If you’re considered to be a Windows Phone hobbyist then you can unlock your device for $9, and start deploying Homebrew applications into your device. For example: Screen Capturing, Webserver, Start...
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Windows Phone Mango Open House at Microsoft Ranana

Sunday, October 23, 2011

  Thank you for participating my Windows Phone open house session at Microsoft Ranana today. It was a great pleasure, and I really enjoyed speaking in front of you. You can download the Power Point Presentation from here. You can download the Code Sample from here.   Please feel free to download the Windows Phone Assets project demonstrated from codeplex. Also if you wish to contribute this project, feel free to PM me.   Also please do not forget to check the Windows Phone Israeli forum at:

Windows Phone Assets new Feature – Implicit DataTemplate

Monday, October 10, 2011

I’ve added a new feature to my Windows Phone Assets project at CodePlex. This feature provides you an option to have an Implicit DataTemplate in both ContentControl and ItemsControl like with WPF. Implicit data-template is a well-known and must-have feature added to WPF, and later to Silverlight 5, providing an option to locate data-template implicitly in terms of Content Model (ContentControl and ItemsControl controls).Using this feature, one can set a ContentControl.Content property with a data, non-visual object, or populate an ItemsControl control with such objects via binding, then let WPF/SL render it using the implicit data-template best match to...

Get ready for Windows Phone 7.5 – Part 7.1 – Calendar and Contacts query

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

בפוסט הקודם דיברתי על Scheduled Task והראתי כיצד ליצור תהליך שרץ ברקע בזמן שהאפליקציה שלנו אינה רצה בקדמה. ראינו והשוונו בין שני סוגי תהליכי רקע: Periodic ו- Resource Intensive.   בחלק ראשון של פוסט זה, אסביר כיצד לתשאל את מאגר ה- Contacts של הטלפון. בחלק השני אסביר כיצד לתשאל את ה- Calendar.   Contacts בגירסת מנגו החדשה יש יכולת לתשאל את מאגר ה- Contacts של הטלפון לקריאה בלבד, ובכך לעשות שימוש במידע כדי להציג מידע זה בצורה שונה  או לנצל מידע זה למטרות שונות. הרעיון המרכזי הוא גישה לאובייקט Contacts וביצוע פעולות חיפוש אסינכרוניות מולו.   נניח לרגע שהאפליקציה הבאה שלכם היא אפשרות חיפוש Contact בעזרת סרגל...

Updating to Windows Phone Mango Final Version

Friday, September 30, 2011

Just connected my HD7 device to Zune today, and guess what? I’ve got this lovely message: Yea, finally I’m updating my Windows Phone to Mango final version 7720. Wish me a good luck.   UPDATE While updating, my device restarted one time, and then got this message in Zune:   Waited about 10min and nothing! I’ve clicked Cancel, disconnected and connected my phone again, then I’ve got this message: It’s a beta cleanup update! I’ve clicked Update, my phone restarted and after ~2min I’ve got this: Checking my Windows Phone OS version, I’ve got this:...

Windows Phone SDK 7.1 RTW is here!

Just in case that you’ve missed the party, Windows Phone SDK 7.1 RTW is now available for download. The Windows Phone SDK includes the following: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Windows Phone Emulator Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Assemblies Silverlight 4 SDK and DRT Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Extensions for XNA Game Studio 4.0 Microsoft Expression Blend SDK for Windows Phone 7 Microsoft Expression Blend SDK for Windows Phone OS 7.1 WCF Data Services Client for Window Phone Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone If you have any pre-released...

Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) is finally rolling out

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

About two hours ago, Microsoft announced the rolling out of Windows Phone 7.5, the highly anticipated version of the Windows Phone OS. For those of you who already have it, nothing’s new right? well, happy to disappoint you. Microsoft kept new cool features in the closet for the release of this version. Here are some of them: Internet Sharing (tethering) – Depends on your carrier, you’ll see that option as Internet Sharing under settings. This cool feature supports up to 5 connections at the same time. Brand new Web Marketplace – Surf the web from your Tablet or...

Windows Phone Assets

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I have just published a new Windows Phone project at CodePlex, called Windows Phone Assets. Windows Phone Assets is a development library for Windows Phone developers. This library enhances and extends existing features and controls of the Windows Phone SDK.   Currently there are two assets published and there will be more in the near future. Notification BoxNotification Box is a replacement for the non-customizable Windows Phone MessageBox native control. The NotificationBox custom control has Control Template, and is fully customizable, providing freedom for picking different user actions. Extended Application BarExtended Application Bar is a custom control providing missing...
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Windows Phone 7 Israeli Forum

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

לא ידעתם? לא שמעתם? נפתח במיקרוסופט פורום חדש בנושא Windows Phone 7 בעברית!   אז קדימה, למה לחכות? צרו חשבון Windows Live ותרגישו חופשי לשאול שאלות בכל נושא הקשור לפיתוח Windows Phone 7.   את הפורום תמצאו בכתובת:   אגב, אני אחד המנהלים שם, אז דירבאלאק, לא לפרסם שטויות…  
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