Windows Phone 7

Mango Quick Tips: Background Agents Debugging

Weird Error In attempting to add and test background agents for one of my applications I came across the following error: BNS Error: The action’s start time has passed when trying to create/update the request The error raised immediately after calling the ScheduledActionService.LaunchForTest method while debugging.  I’m not sure what that means but the error …

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WP7 Quicktip: Marketplace Beta App Submissions

This week I submitted my first beta app to the marketplace and wanted to share my experience with you all.  The submission was nearly identical to a standard app submission.  There is a field labeled “Distribute to” on the “upload” step of the app submission.  By choosing “Private Beta Test” you will skip the standard …

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Quick tip: Saving custom types in IsolateStorageSettings

Its been a while since I used IsolatedStorageSettings from scratch.  I wrote a wrapper several months ago and its just worked since.  So when I was working on a side project recently (very recently) I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why IsolatedStorageSettings didn’t appear to be working.  I could add an …

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WP7: Extra Wide, Horizontally Wrapping PanoramaItem with dynamic ListBox

I spent several hours last night trying to find a good example of an extra wide, horizontally wrapping Panorama Item but couldn’t find one.  Several of the built in hubs have this layout and I knew there were third parties who had done the same so it should be possible.  I like how this layout …

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