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iPhone
General
Posted: 12 Jul 2010   Updated: 19 Jul 2010   Views: 119,171   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 37   Popularity: 7.67
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The first part of an introduction to the iOS graphics APIs. In this article, I look at some of the Quartz 2D / Core Graphics APIs.
Posted: 21 Jun 2010   Updated: 19 Jul 2010   Views: 368,039   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 147   Popularity: 10.64
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 296   Downloaded: 2,306
This is a first in a series of articles to get some one up and running with iPhone development. This first article is to help you identify what hardware you need for development, and gives a quick introduction to Objective-C.
Posted: 9 May 2011   Updated: 9 May 2011   Views: 18,635   Rating: 4.43/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.67
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 13   Downloaded: 0
Code Project Virtual Tech Summit Session: An introduction to iPhone development including setting up environment, an introduction to the Objective-C programming language, creating your first application, data persistence, using the accelerometer, and an introduction to the graphics APIs.
Mobile Development
Games
Posted: 27 Jan 2013   Updated: 27 Jan 2013   Views: 18,559   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.34
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 23   Downloaded: 88
An introduction to the process of deploying code to a PlayStation® Vita
Windows Phone 7/8
Applications
Posted: 30 Mar 2011   Updated: 30 Mar 2011   Views: 43,054   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.50
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 39   Downloaded: 4,016
Demonstration of what needs to be done to make a voice recorder on Windows Phone 7 including converting the raw bytes from the recording into a WAVE file.
Controls
Posted: 12 Feb 2014   Updated: 12 Feb 2014   Views: 12,793   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 40   Popularity: 7.99
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 39   Downloaded: 269
A walk through on modifying an RC car to be controlled by a Windows Phone
General
Posted: 14 Sep 2012   Updated: 25 Jul 2013   Views: 8,943   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.77
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 12   Downloaded: 196
A sidereal time calculator for Windows Phone
Windows CE
Posted: 15 Nov 2008   Updated: 15 Nov 2008   Views: 45,044   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.79
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 38   Downloaded: 697
Wrapper demonstrating the use of native message queues within managed code.
Windows Mobile
Posted: 5 Aug 2007   Updated: 5 Aug 2007   Views: 38,040   Rating: 4.64/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.19
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 32   Downloaded: 1,309
Implementation of a Telnet client for Windows Mobile 5 devices.
Posted: 15 Aug 2007   Updated: 15 Aug 2007   Views: 178,517   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.26
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 143   Downloaded: 4,623
Use a Windows Mobile Professional phone with a GPS receiver to create a simple SMS based location tracking program.
Posted: 5 May 2007   Updated: 18 Aug 2007   Views: 31,572   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.74
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 29   Downloaded: 674
An article on using the Microsoft Live Search API to make a location aware phone book
Posted: 18 Jul 2008   Updated: 31 Jul 2008   Views: 115,997   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.90
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 129   Downloaded: 1,487
An article discussing the various methods that you can use to automatically start an application on Windows Mobile, either by schedule or in reaction to a system event.
Posted: 3 Nov 2008   Updated: 3 Nov 2008   Views: 21,025   Rating: 4.07/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 3.67
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 40   Downloaded: 190
An article introducting the native synchronization objects suppied by Windows Mobile and explanation of how to use them.
Posted: 4 Dec 2008   Updated: 4 Dec 2008   Views: 33,899   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.63
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 62   Downloaded: 725
Program for displaying CallerID information on computer and muting computer sounds while on phone.
Posted: 17 Dec 2008   Updated: 8 Jan 2009   Views: 188,115   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 48   Popularity: 8.23
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A guide to get a Windows Mobile Professional dev environment up and running for those who cannot acquire Visual Studio.
Posted: 6 Jan 2009   Updated: 20 Jan 2009   Views: 46,816   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.67
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 56   Downloaded: 1,174
Wrapper and sample programs demonstrating the use of the Skyhook Wireless XPS SDK (hybrid position system using GPS, WiFi Positioning, and Celltower positioning)
Posted: 27 Aug 2008   Updated: 22 Mar 2009   Views: 223,244   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 83   Popularity: 9.45
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 152   Downloaded: 3,294
Collection of information on interacting with the power manager to take advantage of or disable power saving features in Windows Mobile devices.
Posted: 29 Jul 2009   Updated: 29 Jul 2009   Views: 45,412   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.81
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 2,050
Recreated an old game as a simple demonstration of DirectDraw.
Posted: 21 Mar 2010   Updated: 22 Mar 2010   Views: 11,232   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.28
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 14   Downloaded: 129
My experience with the Windows Marketplace for Mobile for 6.x devices and the certification process.
DirectX
General
Posted: 11 Nov 2012   Updated: 11 Nov 2012   Views: 14,917   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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Using the XInput library to interface with the Xbox 360 controller.
Windows Presentation Foundation
Data Binding
Posted: 3 Sep 2008   Updated: 3 Sep 2008   Views: 240,773   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 109   Popularity: 9.97
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 202   Downloaded: 6,598
An introduction to data binding with WPF.
Game Development
XNA
Posted: 25 Sep 2009   Updated: 25 Sep 2009   Views: 65,103   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 57   Popularity: 8.76
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 39   Downloaded: 461
A level program written for the Zune using the XNA framework.
Posted: 10 Jul 2011   Updated: 10 Jul 2011   Views: 22,354   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.35
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A proof of concept for an animated sprite component that I am developing to run in XNA projects on Windows Phone, PC, and Xbox. The component allows animation information to be a part of the project's content and is a step in the direction of allowing an artist to be completely over creating animati
Posted: 2 Jan 2007   Updated: 11 Nov 2012   Views: 103,289   Rating: 4.73/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.55
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This article demonstrates how to use the Microsoft XNA Framework to read the state of an Xbox 360 controller

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Dialogs and Windows
Windows 2000 Styles
Posted: 8 Feb 2010   Updated: 8 Feb 2010   Views: 5,393   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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This question has come up three times in the various forums in which I participate, so I thought it would be appropriate for me to write a post about it.
Posted: 8 Feb 2010   Updated: 8 Feb 2010   Views: 4,139   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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In this series of blog posts, I'll be walking through different solutions for deployment scenarios for Windows Phones.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010   Updated: 22 Feb 2010   Views: 5,558   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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One of the readers of this site contacted me via e-mail having read the first post in this series.  He wanted to know how to get one of the sharp looking icons in the start menu that you may have seen in Windows Mobile 6.5.
Files and Folders
Configuration Files
Posted: 1 Mar 2010   Updated: 1 Mar 2010   Views: 8,536   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 3.54
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There are times when you will want to share the same source code among several projects. A common way to do so is with a shared assembly; you put common functionality in one project and then share the output among several other projects.
Grid & Data Controls
General
Posted: 30 Nov 2011   Updated: 29 Nov 2011   Views: 8,341   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 4   Downloaded: 0
Getting Orientation Data
Miscellaneous
Windows Forms
Posted: 25 Nov 2009   Updated: 25 Nov 2009   Views: 26,618   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 10   Downloaded: 0
A quick implementation of FindControl for Windows Forms.
Posted: 30 Nov 2009   Updated: 30 Nov 2009   Views: 6,371   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 2   Downloaded: 0
An improved FindControl for Windows desktop and mobile.
Mobile Development
General
Posted: 25 Sep 2009   Updated: 25 Sep 2009   Views: 8,116   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 1   Downloaded: 0
Microsoft's First Accelerometer API (for ZuneHD)
Posted: 11 Nov 2009   Updated: 11 Nov 2009   Views: 7,527   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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I was checking to see if there were any updates on the Samsung Mobile Innovator's Site (http://innovator.samsungmobile.com) and saw something new.  On the landing page there was a new addition added to the platform links called "Bada."  What is Bada?  That's what I wanted to know. Well on the site t
Posted: 30 Sep 2009   Updated: 26 Mar 2010   Views: 5,884   Rating: 3.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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When the Windows Marketplace for Mobile was first announced not much was known about the security model that it was going to used.  As a quick review I'll refer back to something that I posted a few months ago in this blog entry."Applications distributed through the Windows Mobile Market Place
Posted: 7 Sep 2010   Updated: 7 Sep 2010   Views: 13,558   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Continuation of a blog post on Windows Phone 7 programming. This part covers playing sounds using XNA
Windows Phone 7/8
General
Posted: 2 Aug 2010   Updated: 2 Aug 2010   Views: 26,127   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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A demonstration of one way to detect shaking motion on Windows Phone 7
Posted: 25 Aug 2010   Updated: 25 Aug 2010   Views: 12,622   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.27
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Getting to my Isolated Files (Windows Phone 7)
Posted: 7 Sep 2010   Updated: 7 Sep 2010   Views: 28,694   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.98
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This is the first part of a multi-part blog post on developing for Windows Phone 7. In this post I introduce the new operating system and start with XNA programming.
Posted: 7 Oct 2010   Updated: 13 Oct 2010   Views: 17,899   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 4.16
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A brief introduction to the DynamicSoundEffectInstance class for Windows Phone 7 and a demonstration on how to communicate with the class and control pitch.
Posted: 21 Nov 2010   Updated: 21 Nov 2010   Views: 21,384   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 5.21
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Playing back data that was recorded from the Microphone, in Windows Phone 7.
Posted: 10 Feb 2011   Updated: 10 Feb 2011   Views: 19,259   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.46
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You've got a class that contains data that you want to be able to save and load in IsolatedStorage on Windows Phone 7.  How would you go about doing that? There is more than one way, but I wanted to share a generic solution for didactic purposes; I'm finding that many begininers like to start off wi
Posted: 7 Mar 2011   Updated: 7 Mar 2011   Views: 7,660   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 1.91
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 7   Downloaded: 54
How to serialize a class that is not serializable.
Posted: 12 Mar 2011   Updated: 12 Mar 2011   Views: 6,911   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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How to implements local high scores in Windows Phone 7.
Posted: 28 Jun 2011   Updated: 28 Jun 2011   Views: 12,520   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Set custom ring tones in Windows Phone 7.
Posted: 28 Jun 2011   Updated: 28 Jun 2011   Views: 18,208   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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Download Code (101 KB)Written against pre-release informationOne of the new things that we get with Windows Phone 7 is socket support. While I expected to be able to open sockets to other machines with servers running on them one thing caught me by surprised; that you can also send communication fro
Posted: 7 Aug 2011   Updated: 7 Aug 2011   Views: 11,816   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Windows Phone NTP Client
Posted: 30 Nov 2011   Updated: 30 Nov 2011   Views: 13,825   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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A quick write up on location services.
Posted: 24 Jan 2012   Updated: 23 Jan 2012   Views: 7,063   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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How to adjust Microsoft Translator WAVE volume.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012   Updated: 18 Apr 2012   Views: 10,057   Rating: 4.60/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.20
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Download Code (1.14 MB)I was thinking about how to write code that will work on both Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8 (Metro). In theory some of the techniques that could be used are well known. But I wanted to try them out. So I decided to try some things out in a piece of throw away code. This giv
Posted: 19 Apr 2012   Updated: 19 Apr 2012   Views: 8,905   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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On the Windows Platforms there is a rule that you cannot modify UI elements from secondary threads. On Microsoft's XAML based platforms there is a member that exists on most UI objects called the Dispatcher that can be used to marshal a call to the proper thread.On Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8 the
C / C++ Language
General
Posted: 15 Dec 2009   Updated: 15 Dec 2009   Views: 8,894   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.57
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The override that was not
.NET Framework
General
Posted: 9 Apr 2013   Updated: 9 Apr 2013   Views: 3,280   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Spin wait timer for .NET Micro Framework.
Windows Communication Foundation
General
Posted: 8 Dec 2009   Updated: 8 Dec 2009   Views: 10,826   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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WCF guidance for Windows Mobile.
Windows Presentation Foundation
General
Posted: 2 Oct 2012   Updated: 2 Oct 2012   Views: 3,084   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Setting the Display for a WPF Application
Windows Runtime
General
Posted: 16 Apr 2012   Updated: 16 Apr 2012   Views: 5,172   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Data serializer update for Windows Metro.
Algorithms & Recipes
Data Structures
Posted: 30 Jan 2012   Updated: 30 Jan 2012   Views: 10,524   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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A sparse array class for .NET.
String handling
General
Posted: 28 Dec 2009   Updated: 28 Dec 2009   Views: 24,441   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.67
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The HttpWebRequest handles redirects automatically. That's usually a nice feature but it can actually get in the way when the web server is setting cookies in the same response in which it is sending a redirect.
Uncategorised Technical Blogs
General
Posted: 11 Nov 2009   Updated: 11 Nov 2009   Views: 5,686   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.91
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I was asked about something that appeared to be an oddity in some example code that I posted online. The code in question was a single call to the sleep function.Thread.Sleep(0);or if you prefer to see the native code version:Sleep(0);The sleep function is often used to insert delays into code.
Posted: 25 Nov 2009   Updated: 25 Nov 2009   Views: 5,421   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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In both the user and developer forums for the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, I've seen a lot of questions being raised on why a particular application doesn't show up...
Posted: 11 Jan 2010   Updated: 11 Jan 2010   Views: 3,908   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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I was making an application with an About dialog that shows the version number for the app. Rather than add the version number as static text, I made use of reflection to extract the version number from the assembly.
Posted: 13 Jan 2010   Updated: 13 Jan 2010   Views: 6,602   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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For some time I've been meaning to put something through the Marketplace and make the source code available once it passes in the hopes that it will be of value to some one that would otherwise be reluctant about publishing to the Marketplace. This would be a "Hello World" of types, only for the Mar
Posted: 26 Jan 2010   Updated: 26 Jan 2010   Views: 7,403   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Math without a Floating Point Unit
Posted: 30 Jan 2010   Updated: 30 Jan 2010   Views: 6,726   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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A few days ago I got a message from a developer that was trying to use CeRunAppAtTime to schedule an application to start up. As I had mentioned in a previous post instead of using this function one should use CeSetUserNotification since on more recent devices CeRunAppAtTime is not as reliable (not
Posted: 1 Mar 2010   Updated: 1 Mar 2010   Views: 4,287   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Between the MSDN forums and some e-mails that I've received, I am seeing a common theme among some of the questions; they deal with undocumented features of Windows phones...
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Joel Ivory Johnson
Software Developer
United States United States
I attended Southern Polytechnic State University and earned a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and later returned to earn a Masters of Science in Software Engineering.
 
For the past few years I've been providing solutions to clients using Microsoft technologies for web and Windows applications.
 
While most of my CodeProject.com articles are centered around Windows Phone it is only one of the areas in which I work and one of my interests. I also have interest in mobile development on Android and iPhone. Professionally I work with several Microsoft technologies including SQL Server technologies, Silverlight/WPF, ASP.Net and others. My recreational development interest are centered around Artificial Inteligence especially in the area of machine vision.
 
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