Windows Phone

Synchronizing big OneNote notebooks on Windows Phone

I have one big OneNote notebook that I need also on my Windows Phone. While this notebook was not very big synchronization worked well on both WP8 and WP10. But after growing over 120MB both phones had suddenly synchronization issues. Notebook was usually synchronized partially with many pages missing from WP and some changes to existing pages were never synchronized to phone. This blog post provides one not so nice solution for these problems.

What is Universal Windows Platform (UWP)?

Universal Windows Platform is almost new kid on the street and it’s time for developers to find out what it is, how it works and why to bother. In this post I make short introduction to UWP for developers. I also share some of my thoughts about platform and point out some useful resources that help you to get started.

Generalizing storage access for Windows Phone and WinRT apps

When building application that works both on WinRT and Window Phone you use Portable Class Libraries (PCL) for shared classes. As there are many application specific things that are not same on different platforms or that are not supported by PCL then you have to make some architectural decisions when creating shared functionalities. In this posting I will focus on persisting data for offline use.

Windows Phone 7 development: Using isolated storage

In my previous posting about Windows Phone 7 development I showed how to use WebBrowser control in Windows Phone 7. In this posting I make some other improvements to my blog reader application and I will show you how to use isolated storage to store information in phone. Related PostsC# and var keyword GetValue() extension […]

Windows Phone 7 development: Using WebBrowser control

In my posting Windows Phone 7 Series development: reading RSS feeds I showed how to read RSS feeds using XmlReader. Although I hoped to start pimping up user interface I found some more work that needs to do be done. In this posting I will show you how to use WebBrowser control to display RSS content. Example solution is also here for download.

Windows Phone 7 development: reading RSS feeds

One limitation on Windows Phone 7 is related to System.Net namespace classes. There is no convenient way to read data from web. There is no WebClient class. There is noGetResponse() method – we have to do it all asynchronously because compact framework has limited set of classes we can use in our applications to communicate with internet. In this posting I will show you how to read RSS-feeds on Windows Phone 7.

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