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Providing technical information from a slight slanted standpoint.
By Peter Henry on Sunday, March 04, 2012 5:08 PM

Ottawa IT CampUnfortunately there will not be an OCDC WP7 study group this week.

By Peter Henry on Sunday, February 19, 2012 4:58 PM

imageI love to see apps which support orientation changes, but how do you do it?  Better yet, how do you do it ALL in XAML?  I have some code and XAML to start you off.

By Peter Henry on Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:00 PM

Last year we heard about Nokia coming on board for Windows Phone 7, lets look at the first fruits of their labours.  We're going to compare the currenly popular Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Focus and the three new Nokia Lumia phones.

By Peter Henry on Friday, February 10, 2012 8:00 PM

Have you had to replace your WP7 for some reason?  Have you had to do a HARD reset on it? Wonder how you get all your old apps, even then ones you paid for, reinstalled?  I have a solution!

By Peter Henry on Monday, February 06, 2012 11:50 PM

imageThink you could use a hand with some WP7 branding and advertising?  Nokia wants to help you!

By Peter Henry on Monday, February 06, 2012 8:43 PM

imageI saw an article talking about Air Canada’s iPhone app, so I went to check it out.  Maybe Apple’s using “new Math” but……?

By Peter Henry on Friday, February 03, 2012 10:33 PM

imageDo you keep your keyboard clean with Lysol Wipes?  After you go back to work, do you find all your window locations reset?  I can help you!

By Peter Henry on Thursday, February 02, 2012 8:22 PM

Are you using the NuGet Visual Studio Extension and getting errors when you try to update it?  I think I can help you!image

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:18 PM

ODNCThe ODNC is doing another WP7 study group starting in March, but first, there’s an information session Feb 14th 21st to help you figure out if this is for you!

By Peter Henry on Sunday, January 29, 2012 9:27 PM

imageIf you’re new to TFS/Team Explorer and you’re getting sick’n’tired of having to enter in your username password, try this solution out!

By Peter Henry on Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:52 PM

Ottawa IT CampThis is a call for any and all technical speakers in the Ottawa/National Capital area interested in presenting at the upcoming Ottawa IT Camp 2012!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:00 PM

Ottawa IT CampOttawa IT Camp, the best and FREE technical conference announced their dates for their 5th year anniversary!

By Peter Henry on Monday, November 14, 2011 9:33 PM

imageImage banding is not pretty, especially on YOUR brand new and cool app!  So why let it happen?  I show you an EASY fix!

By Peter Henry on Thursday, November 03, 2011 10:24 PM

imageOne cool feature in Visual Studio is to setup an Assembly Version with an asterisk, but if you use this, you’ll need to read on!  It goes MIA if you’re not careful!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 10:24 PM

imageAre you trying to make your items in your ListBox stretch out to the maximum width of your container?  And it’s JUST NOT WORKING for you?  I have two things you might try (and hopefully one will work).

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 8:45 PM

DevTeachLogoToday I was lucky enough to participate in DevTeach’s Silverlight Pre-Con, and MAN was it GREAT!  Read on for a summary!

By Peter Henry on Monday, October 31, 2011 12:00 AM

imageI just released my latest WP7 app for an upcoming conference in Ottawa!  Read on for more details.

By Peter Henry on Friday, October 28, 2011 7:54 PM

imageAre you making a WP7 application?  COOL!  Want to change the background, read on for the quick'n'dirty for how!

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 9:12 PM

ScreenCapOfLEDFlashlightThere are a lot of flashlight apps out there for all of the smartphones.  In fact, IMHO, it’s the new Hello World application!  But why is it SO hard to use the LED on the WP7?  Read on for why.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:14 PM

TortoiseDid you get an email recently from TortoiseSVN telling you about the great new 1.7 version?  If you like your icon overlays and using Win 7 x64, you might want to stick with 1.6.16.

     
  
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