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  • Using Isolated Storage on Windows Phone

    On a Windows Phone application, or actually in any application, you will sometimes want to keep information around from one session to another. On a Windows Phone it is sometimes especially important as it is a little difficult to type on these small devices. If you need the user to login, fill in their name and email, or enter other information each time they use the application, then you might want to store that data on the phone and retrieve it each time they come back in to the application. Isolated storage is the place where you are can store this information for your application.

  • Change Templates When Orientation Changes on Windows Phone

    Developing for Windows Phone does require you to think a little differently. For example on a regular computer you only have to worry about the screen orientation being in portrait mode. However, on a phone the user can turn the phone sideways and even upside down. If the user switches from portrait orientation (Figure 1) to landscape orientation (Figure 2) you end up with more room to display your data horizontally. You can take advantage of this extra room by switching between two different XAML templates when the phone orientation changes.

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