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  • Using Ninject (with CommonServiceLocator) with Caliburn.Micro on WP7

    As I am in the process of rebuilding my WP7 application from the ground up to work with WP7 Mango one of the things I wanted to do was fully use the Caliburn.Micro framework. Caliburn.Micro has its own built in IoC container called the PhoneContainer which provides basic Dependency Injection...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 07-08-2011
    Filed under: WP7, WindowsPhone, Silverlight, Caliburn Micro, WP7 Mango
  • Using Binding to create Panels/Pivots in your WP7 Application

    If you are building a Windows Phone 7 application it is very likely that you are going to incorporate either the Panoramic or Pivot layouts in your app. In most cases when you are building these your panels/pivots are fairly static. However, what do you do when the number of panels/pivots needs to changed...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 04-19-2011
    Filed under: WP7, WindowsPhone, XAML, Silverlight
  • Help my Slider control does not work inside a Grid in WP7

    Ok, so I am trying to build out an UI where I use the <Slider> UX control to indicate passing time (this is for the WP7 application).  But the oddest thing happened, when I put the slider control onto my page it did not show up.  I thought maybe I was doing something wrong...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 12-27-2010
    Filed under: WP7, WindowsPhone, Silverlight
  • Closing the Virtual Keyboard (SIP) and forcing binding in WP7

    One key UX concept when working with the WP7 is making data entry easy for the user.  When entering a text box on WP7 you are presented with the virtual keyboard (aka SIP – Soft Input Panel).  The trick is allowing the user to close this keyboard without having to do something special (yes...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 12-20-2010
    Filed under: WP7, WindowsPhone, Silverlight
  • How to determine if a View is loaded off of the Backstack in WP7

    One of the great features (also one which is not fully implemented in my opinion) is the backstack in WP7.  The idea of the back stack is that when you navigate away from a page that page is pushed to this stack so that when the user hits the back button (or it is done via code) the previous page...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 11-30-2010
    Filed under: HowTo, WP7, WindowsPhone, Silverlight
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