Introduction Applications with 3D graphics are very popular today, one of the best examples being modern video games. We have already got used to games for personal computers (or modern game consoles) that amaze us by realistic 3D graphics and the beauty of visual effects while games for mobile phones are considerably behind in the visual plan. 3D Graphics for Windows Phone 7 Using the XNA Framework
Chris Tacke - Bitmaps in the Compact Framework The Bitmap class in the Compact Framework is a confusing thing, largely because it has abstracted what the OS is doing underneath a little too far. For example, look at the following code: Bitmap bmp1 = new Bitmap(fileStream); Bitmap bmp2 = new Bitmap(200, 200); Let's assume that fileStream is a valid stream to a resource bitmap file that is 100x100 in size. So is there any difference between bmp1 and bmp2, other than the fact bmp1 presumably has some color data in it? The answer is yes - there's a very big difference, and that difference can have a huge impact on application performace as well as cause exceptions.
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How to turn your Windows Phone 7 device into a USB drive Entering week two of Windows Phone 7 and we're moving right along with those hacks and tweaks. First was USB tethering ( here & here ), now we have USB drive support via MobilTechWorld, something we thought wasn't supported. Well, it's not. Officially .
WP7 Hacking for Beginners - Chevron, Theming, Ringtones, Registry, MMS/Data Thought I would write a thread showing how to simply complete an unlock with Chevron WP7 and some common homebrew apps/tweaks for all platforms. The information is scattered and varied, but I will edit this post to be as useful as possible for beginners as a one stop source. Thanks to the following threads for info: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=857127 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php? WP7 Hacking for Beginners - Chevron, Theming, Ringtones, Registry, MMS/Data
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Designing hubs, good examples using the panoramic control. One of the requests I get most often from the developer community is “can you gave us good examples of panoramas”?
We all know that Windows Phone 7 doesn't carry support ringtone modifications (not by default). This can be a bit frustrating for people who don't like any of the 30 pre-loaded tunes (although it's probably hard to find one). In this article I am going to show you how it is possible to upload your own ringtone to your WP7 device. If you are not interested in the code part of the problem and detailed explanations related to it, I would recommend going to Chris Walshie's blog and downloading the ringtone installer right away. First thing you need to know is that this method is not official. How you can add custom ringtones to your Windows Phone 7 from your app (w/out Marketplace)
Assistant Forum Admin / Moderator Committee / XDA News Writer - OP Thanks Meter 5358 Posts: 19,106 Join Date: Jan 2006 Location: NSW, Australia Likes: Anything alcoholic or caffeinated [HOW TO] Custom Ringtones and Notifications [HOW TO] Custom Ringtones and Notifications
Windows Phone SDK 7.1 RC is now available. You can use this version of the tools to create Windows Phone Mango apps and submit them to the marketplace. You need to uninstall previous versions of the tools before installing this version. These tools enable you to create Mango-targeted applications that include all the new Mango features . Get the tools and submit your Mango apps! - Silverlight SDK