Category Archives: Windows Phone

When you are developing a web site and want to use a custom font, via font-face, you might find that IE on Windows Phone refuses to use it. Turns out that IIS doesn’t include the mime-type by default so you … Continue reading

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1080p 6 inch Silverlight vs. Jupiter

Anyone know how to resolve this? Given the simple XAML; This results in some very different results; Silverlight Jupiter The Silverlight version scales nicely with the phone, whereas the Jupiter version renders the text without scaling it. How do you … Continue reading

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HttpClient redirect gotcha

Just a quick post as I’ve just fallen foul of this. Recently I changed by web-client to use the nice await/async HttpClient, e.g. The problem is that my service decided to be a good web citizen and change their API … Continue reading

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Testing localisation on Windows Phone

Localising (or localizing) a Windows Phone application is straightforward, however, testing that you have correctly localised the text is harder. One method is to use a pseudo language but I found that has a couple of problems; you need to … Continue reading

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Automatic text hyphenation for Windows Phone

Recently the topic of text hyphenation for Windows Phone has cropped up. So I thought I’d give it a quick go. Note, this is an initial stab at a solution, I’m not suggesting it’s fully functional but certainly could be … Continue reading

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Microsoft Visual Studio XAML UI Designer – kill, kill, kill

I’ve blogged before that in solutions that share xaml between DLLs the XAML UI Designer can cause problems by locking files and blocking builds. The fastest solution is usually to kill off the designer process. Here is a bit of … Continue reading

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Workaround for ListPicker missing writable ItemCountThreshold

The ListPicker in Wp7 Toolkit allowed you to specify how many items could be shown before it went into full-screen mode. Quite correctly that has been removed and is now hardcoded to 5. Well, rules are there to be broken, … Continue reading

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