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ad control outside the US

My understanding is that the ad control of pubcenter does not show ads outside of the US.Is there any way for me to detect this? You can listen to the ErrorOccurred event that gets fired:For XNA:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg491967(v=MSADS.10).aspx For Silverlight:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff973760(v=MSADS.10).aspx

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data validation errors

I have a TextBox that uses data binding with validation (ValidatesOnDataErrors=true, NotifyOnValidationError=true).  I implement IDataErrorInfo and see everything get called but the errors are not showing up in the control. This is by design. The phone templates do not display … Continue reading

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localized splash screen

how can I localize my splashscreen? You can’t. A xap can only have one SplashScreenImage.jpg. If you want localized splash, you will have to do one XAP per language.

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not yet friday..

[In case you are new, Friday is the day we share our “no” answers; sorry to be a downer, hoping at least knowing if something can’t be done still saves you time] I know I can get Memory usage in … Continue reading

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changing button background

I have an application where I periodically need to change the background image for a button. This appears to work fine except if the button has been clicked at some point in the past. In this case when I change … Continue reading

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not yet…

Sometimes developers just need confirmation that something is not supported today. I am turning Friday into the “no” day, sharing FAQs that as of today receive a categorical “not in current release”. Do know that my answer does not imply … Continue reading

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video playback under lock

I have an app that plays audio and video.  Audio runs fine under locked screen, but video stops when running under lock.  It is exact same code and both are using MediaElement. This is by design.  Video is not allowed … Continue reading

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embedded images in HTML

I am trying to use an embedded image in HTML loaded in the WebBrowser control, this is valid HTML, but does not work on phone:<img src=”data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4TSdRXhpZgAAS…  /> The support of data URI for embedded images was first implemented in IE8. … Continue reading

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ShellTileSchedule and local image

Can I use a local image ( embedded in my app) or relative to my apps’ directory, for a ShellTileSchedule update? Not in the RTM release. Image has to come from internet

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app launched from toast

How can I tell if my app is getting launched from a toast ( push notification )? In this release, you can’t tell. Best workaround is to have something on your back-end that correlates when the toast is send to … Continue reading

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