Monthly Archives: July 2010

MVVM Light Hotfix for Windows Phone 7 developer tools RTM

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Windows Phone, Work
No Comments

This post was imported from my old blog and had 4 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

4084199726_d1cc8527aa_o[1]

This is a hotfix to correct the issues with the MVVM Light templates for Windows Phone 7.

Read the rest of this entry »

JavaScript vs Silverlight: An answer

.NET, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
No Comments

This post was imported from my old blog and had 46 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

An article was published at JupiterJS.com (titled “JavaScript vs Silverlight”) arguing that JavaScript is better than Silverlight. Unfortunately, there is no way to post comments on that page (weird, really) so I decided I would post my answer here.

First let me state that I do not think that Silverlight is an opponent, nor a threat to JavaScript. I love both, I write both, and both are helping me to create better experiences.

Read the rest of this entry »

MultiTouch Behavior: Update for Windows Phone 7 tools beta

.NET, Blend, Technical stuff, Touch, Windows Phone, Work
1 Comment

This post was imported from my old blog and had 1 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

Update: The second video (10’ tutorial) is now ready (see below).
Update 2: The code is on Codeplex (V0.5.1).

Read the rest of this entry »

How to use the MultiTouch Behavior for Windows Phone 7

.NET, Blend, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Touch, Windows Phone, Work
No Comments

This post was imported from my old blog and had 3 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

Yesterday, I published the source code of the MultiTouch Behavior for Windows Phone 7 on Codeplex (http://multitouch.codeplex.com). Meanwhile, Davide Zordan (the founder of this project) started to modify the Silverlight 4 version of the behavior to make it API compatible. Eventually, the goal is to share all the API signature, and as much code as possible. We would like to extend this to the WPF version as well, in order to have a consistent landscape of multitouch on all 3 platforms.

Read the rest of this entry »

MultiTouch Behavior for Windows Phone 7: Videos #wp7dev

.NET, Blend, Phone, Touch, Windows Phone, Work
No Comments

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

I just published two videos on Vimeo (see the embedded videos at the end of this post)

  • One is a short video showing the highlights of the MultiTouch Behavior I have been working on. It shows what gestures are available, and how easy it is to add it to a Windows Phone 7 application.
  • The other is a detailed 15’ video that explains exactly how the behavior can be used.

Read the rest of this entry »