Category Archives: Windows Phone

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Windows phone press and hold keys

Just found something not seen before on the windows phone. Pressing and holding some keys brings up additional options for that key. For instance: Holding down the $ symbol brings up the options as above, so for instance you could … Continue reading

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Textured Text in WP7 XNA

Yesterday evening, I set to the task of programmatically making some textured text in XNA.  I was a bit puzzled as to why I couldn't find any tutorials about this.  It's such a simple and nice-looking effect.  Why had nobody … Continue reading

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MS Advertising SDK 6.1 - no ads displaying for combined silverlight/XNA apps

Just published update to our windows phone game (Atoms 3D) on AppHub and its not displaying ads. It displays ads if I deploy the same XAP file directly to my developer phone. There's also a slightly newer version of the MS … Continue reading

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MS adcontrol - location targeting?

After much searching through MS docs and blogs, I'm still not clear if we are supposed to set the users location for ad targeting. The examples don't include calls to set the location, but the SDK refers to setting location … Continue reading

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MS adcontrol - XNA / Silverlight game project

I've been investigating possible ways to get the MS adcontrol to work on the game page of a mixed XNA / Silverlight project. I've tried: trapping the error on the silverlight version of the adcontol. Stopping the render calls at … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Controls - DatePicker - Nullable Data Type?

I'm currently developing a new application for windows phone and added a windows phone toolkit - DataPicker. On trying to read the date value to a DateTime variable I found the "Value" was of type "DateTime?" which the compiler wasn't happy … Continue reading

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