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Getting ready for Exam 70-599: Designing and Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications. Helpful Links and Resources

Intro About a month ago, Microsoft announced that they published beta exam 71-599 for Windows Phone developers. Anyone, who registered for that exam would be able to pass it for free. But anyway, everyone should be ready for that exam, should read some training materials etc. I have prepared links to useful MSDN (in most cases) resources that should help you prepare to that exam. If you have any comments, let me know Designing Data Access Strategies Send and receive data. Connecting to Web and Data Services for Windows Phone ...

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...