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Tag Archives: coding4fun

Coding4Fun Toolkit: Introducing LockScreenPreview

Previously I spoke about the SuperImage control that came into 2.0.6 of the Coding4Fun Toolkit today, well now I want to introduce you to another new control, LockScreenPreview. LockScreenPreview is a control for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store (not Windows Phone 7), that does exactly what the control name suggests it does, it offers you a preview of what a user’s lock screen will look like.

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Coding4Fun Toolkit: Introducing SuperImage

The Coding4Fun toolkit for Windows Phone and Windows Store was updated recently to 2.0.6, and one of the new things to find its way into the toolkit is a new control called SuperImage. SuperImage is a control for Windows Phone and Windows Store that is basically a multipurpose Image control that you could use instead of a normal Image.

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Using the CustomMessageBox in OnBackKeyPressed

Sometimes in your app you may need to prompt the user for something when they’ve tapped the back button on the phone. If you wanted to offer the user a little more than just Ok/Cancel buttons, then you might have thought about using the CustomMessageBox from the Windows Phone toolkit, I know I did. But I was running into a nightmare problem where the user would press back, the prompt would  should and then almost instantly close. Every blog post I could find had the code in the same way, so how to fix?

 

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