Monthly Archives: April 2010

Be careful when installing the Blend Windows Phone 7 Add-In

.NET, Blend, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Windows Phone, Work
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 4 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

There was a small issue today with the release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP (April 2010 Refresh) refresh. The issue is that the Expression Blend Add-in Preview for Windows Phone (April Refresh) is not compatible with Blend 4.0.20408.0, which was the public RC (release candidate).

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Crowdsourcing MVVM Light Toolkit support

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, WCF, Windows Phone, Work
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Considering the number of emails that are sent to me asking for support for MVVM Light toolkit, I find myself unable to answer all of them in sufficient time to make me feel good.

In consequence, I started to send the following message in response to support queries, either per email or on the MVVM Light Codeplex discussion page.

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Using commands with ApplicationBarMenuItem and ApplicationBarButton in Windows Phone 7

.NET, MVVM, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Windows Phone, Work
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 19 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

Unfortunately, in the current version of the Windows Phone 7 Silverlight framework, it is not possible to attach any command on the ApplicationBarMenuItem and ApplicationBarButton controls. These two controls appear in the Application Bar, for example with the following markup:

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Small change in MVVM Light Toolkit templates for Blend 4 RC

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Ah, the joy of new releases… You will find that the MVVM Light Toolkit works fine with Visual Studio 2010 RTM and Blend 4 RC except for a few adjustments:

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MVVM Light Toolkit V3 SP1 for Windows Phone 7

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This post was imported from my old blog and had 6 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

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He he I start to sound like Microsoft… Anyway… I just released a service pack (SP1) for MVVM Light Toolkit V3.

Why?

Well mostly because I worked a bit more with the Windows Phone 7 tools that were released at MIX0, and I noticed a few things that could be better in the Windows Phone 7 template. Also, I only found out at MIX that you can actually install custom project templates for Visual Studio Express. For some reason I thought it was not possible.

The best way to solve these issues is through a service pack, which consists of a few zip files. Simply follow the instructions on the “Installing Manually” page. You can go ahead and overwrite the files that were installed with V3, all the file structure and names are exactly the same.

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Sample code and slides for my TechDays10 (Belgium) talks

.NET, Blend, IdentityMine, MVVM, Silverlight, TechDays, Technical stuff, Windows Phone, Work, WPF
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The source code for my MVVM talk titled “Understanding the MVVM Pattern” given at TechDays 2010 in Antwerpen, Belgium, is available online. It is actually the same code than the MIX10 one, but I added the Windows Phone 7 MVVM Light application (available in the folder titled “Mix10.MvvmDemo2-End”.

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