Using Multiple Properties Or The Entire Object In a Converter Class for Windows Phone and WinRT

Kind of a long wordy title, what does it really mean?  When you are creating a custom converter for Windows Phone or WinRT, you create a class that inherits from IValueConverter and implement a Convert method.  In that method you're given (among other things) the value that has been bound (bind-ed sounds too funky, sorry)…

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How To Send An Authenticated Message to the Windows Phone Push Notification Service

The Push Notification Service is a cool feature of Windows Phone that lets you do things like send toast messages, update a Live Tile, etc. for your Windows Phone application.  You can use the service without any additional transmission security protocols, but if you do you are limited to a maximum of 500 messages per…

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Using Compression on Windows Phone 7.5

As I’m sure many of you know who have done development on Windows Phone, there isn’t built in support for compression and decompression.  Many folks have pointed to the SharpCompress project on CodePlex, and this is what I ended up using for it as well.  The BIG thing that was missing from it though has…

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Deciphering NullReferenceException or Binding Reference Cycle Errors in Windows Phone 7.1

I recently ran across a very, very difficult problem to diagnose and fix, and I couldn't find this issue going on anywhere else so I thought I'd write about it here in case it comes up again for anyone else.  In a Windows Phone 7.1 (i.e. Mango) application, you have a service reference – in…

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Using DPAPI with IsolatedStorage In Windows Phone 7 Mango Release

I was doing some work on the Mango release of Windows Phone 7 the other day.  One of the great features (there are many) that has been added is support for DPAPI.  One of the cases in which you might want to use this is to encrypt some content before storing it locally.  In WP7,…

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Connecting to an SSL WCF Service with Windows Phone 7 Emulator

Had lots of fun earlier trying to figure out why my Windows Phone 7 application could not connect to my WCF endpoint.  I had tested things out thoroughly with a standard winforms client application and everything worked great, but whenever I tried hitting the same endpoint from my WP7 emulator I'd get the annoying error…

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FBA Sites with Office Hub in Windows Phone 7

Hey all, just wanted to give a quick but important update to the post on integrating SharePoint 2010 with Windows Phone 7 (http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2010/11/21/some-windows-phone-7-and-sharepoint-2010-tips.aspx).  After playing around with this some more and reviewing some of the tips left in the comments by our friend Tomislav, I got the right combination of things to get the Office…

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Some Windows Phone 7 and SharePoint 2010 Tips

Now that I've finally got my Windows Phone 7, I have had a little time to play around with some of the integration with SharePoint and start to understand better some of the issues and limitations I've heard described previously by other folks.  I'm going to try and share some of those details here so…

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