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Windows Phone Looping Selector for Digits

Abstracts Windows Phone controls toolkit has a great control for displaying date/time (DatePicker and TimePicker). Fortunately, it is quite easy to build based on them a control that allows selecting digits. For example, I am working on a solution to allow users select metric parameters – height, width, cost etc. As a result, I implemented own control based on LoopingSelector and ILoopingSelectorDataSource. Implementation DatePicker and TimePicker controls are a set of primitive controls – box for displaying data, additional PhonePage and looping selectors themselves. If you activate a Picker, you will see the next screen: ...

Ownership of HTC HD7 (Windows Phone 7) and My Impressions

I have had HTC HD7 since December of 2010. The first impression I experienced when I turned on the device was how fresh, cool, clean and quick UI was. I was happy to not seeing gradients, unnecessary borders and lines in lists. To be honest, I have the same feeling now, after two months of ownership of the device. Unfortunately (I know, it’s unavoidable for the first release of any new device), the phone has a bunch of issues. I have no chance to test other models of WP7 phones, so I will not separate issues on device-related...

Bindable Application Bar Extensions for Windows Phone 7

Abstracts Application bar is a very important way to control your application and and execute additional actions. However, this control has several limitations. First of all, I would like to have collapsible application bar. Some screens need that control but it is not used very often. For example, WinPhone Internet Explorer – I do not use favourites or tabs commands five times per minute and would like to be able to hide/show it. But there is no way to do it. The second limitation of AppBar is it is not bindable. At all. You can bind neither properties...