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Submitting Apps to Marketplace with Background Tasks

I’ve been working on an update to the Tasks application which adds in background synchronisation using the new background task support in Windows Phone 7.5. As with any app when you submit your XAP static analysis is performed on it to check, for example, that you have declared the correct capabilities based on the functionality in […]

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Showing Mango Features on Marketplace

The Windows Phone team have posted to their blog about application updates with a couple of useful points:- From October you will again be able to publish updates to your 7.0 apps independently from 7.5 (previously once you had published a Mango update your 7.0 app would be locked). It does mean potentially being in […]

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Working with Marketplace Exported Reports

When Microsoft refreshed the Windows Phone developer portal in advance of the Mango refresh they added various improvements to reporting, an important one being export to file (XLSX). When you open the exported payout detail reports in Excel and enable editing you’ll see a number of warnings against a couple of columns. This is because […]

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Need a Windows Phone developer handset?

Are you a Windows Phone 7 developer in New Zealand? Are you in need of a real Windows Phone device to test and debug your apps on? If so I have a spare Samsung developer handset which is going free to a good home. Shipping is $5 to anywhere in New Zealand. I could ship […]

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APPA Mundi Tasks 1.9

The latest version of our Tasks app has now hit Marketplace. This release builds on the improvements from my last blog post:- We now have fixed an issue some users were encountering with synchronising Hotmail tasks in v1.8 We now support a wider range of Exchange Server 2003 mailboxes including those with non-standard security policies […]

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Tasks: Coming in v1.7

This week we released the second in a couple of updates to the Tasks application. We’ve added a large number of features and improved compatibility with a wider range of servers based on user feedback. Let’s look first at compatibility – we now support Exchange 2003 and other ActiveSync 2.5 compatible servers. This includes your […]

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When Phone Tasks Might Not Work

The range of Tasks available in the Microsoft.Phone.Tasks namespace call into various system features from your application. In some circumstances these may not work as expected. The most obvious example is the Emulator where not all of the system is implemented. The behaviour will differ depending on the specific task. For example EmailComposeTask on the […]

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Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit–Feb 2011

The latest release of the Silverlight Toolkit contains a number of fixes and new features including:- TiltEffect (previously available separately) PerformanceProgressBar (previously available separately) Visual Basic Samples Major improvements to LongListSelector and Transitions   Go grab the latest release here:- http://silverlight.codeplex.com/releases/view/60291

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Copyable TextBlock for Windows Phone

The latest update for Windows Phone 7 adds automatic support for Copy and Paste to TextBox controls in your application. By default this means you can’t copy text from static TexBlock controls. There is however a solution which requires minimal changes to implement. You have to replace the TextBlock control with a TextBox and set […]

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Tasks Frequently Asked Questions

Since we have released a couple of updates for the application we have updated the Frequently Asked Questions for the Tasks application and moved them to a new location:- http://appamundi.com/tasks-faq/ If you have any issue with the application or question this should be your first port of call. If your issue is not described here […]