I’ve just returned from the Build 2014 conference in San Francisco where I had the opportunity to attend several interesting sessions about new developments in the Microsoft space. One of the “big news” has been the introduction of the concept of “Universal Windows Apps“, a great way to share code... Read More..
I’ve received several requests for publishing the MultiTouch Behaviors on the NuGet gallery so I created a simple package containing support for the Windows Phone and Silverlight platforms. To enable your project for MultiTouch, just run the following command in the Package Manager Console and all the libraries... Read More..
The last week has been very exciting for Microsoft developers: The //build/ conference in Redmond was full of amazing content including Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 SDK, Microsoft Surface, Xbox SmartGlass, Kinect for Windows and the new language TypeScript. Unfortunately I hadn’t the possibility to participate at the conference but had... Read More..
As announced on the Windows Phone Developer Blog, Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center. The WPSDK 7.1.1 Update provides a WPSDK patch that enables developers to develop and test for the recently announced Windows Phone 7.5 256 MB... Read More..
Fellow MVP Daniel Vaughan has published in these days on CodePlex a new version of his “Calcium” framework targeting Windows Phone. From the official release notes: “Calcium for Windows Phone is a consolidation of the infrastructure code that has been written for the book Windows Phone... Read More..
I’ve just published on CodePlex and the Expression gallery a new release of the Multi-Touch behaviors including these new features: support for Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 (refresh) “Mango”; added new property “IgnoredTypes” for excluding particular control types from the manipulations (thanks to Richie for the... Read More..
In these days I’m receiving several questions in the Multi-Touch Behaviors forums about enabling Multi-Touch manipulations in Windows Phone applications composed by more than one page. Today I’ve modified the available sample inserting an additional page containing an image enabled for translation, rotation, zoom and... Read More..
Some useful links: Silverlight for Windows Phone – Silverlight.net Get Started Windows Phone 7 – Released To Manufacturing – Windows Phone Blog Downloads: Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 Toolkit Blog posts: Scott Gu John Papa Tim Heuer Pete Brown David... Read More..
Check out this great sample available in the XNA community site. It includes code that uses the Gestures API to enable hold, drag, tap, flick, pinch gestures. Read More..
I’ve just finished some experiments using the Windows Phone 7 emulator and the “Microsoft Surface Manipulations and Inertia Sample for Microsoft Silverlight” in order to enable Multi-Touch gestures using Blend Behaviors: This new implementation, now available for download in the Expression Gallery, permits to enable... Read More..