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Events - The Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group:  Building Custom Controls in WP7

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Building Custom Controls in WP7

In the mobile environment experience is everything. Hitting the proper control balance is crucial to making usable applications, and that means as developers we need to understand our platform intimately to provide the best experience.  The Windows Phone 7 toolkit provides many additional controls which can be used to improve the experience, but its not all encompassing. This talk will focus on analyzing these controls and describing how we can build our own controls using templates, primitives, and simple inheritance.



About Jason

Jason Farrell is a consultant with Centare Group based in Chicago.  I recently moved to Chicago from Grand Rapids, MI where I was working in the IT space for Meijer Inc and leading the West Michigan .NET User Group.  I have a deep love for the community and thoroughly enjoy sharing my passion for technology through speaking. In my free time, I enjoy working out and running, mostly as training for my hiking excursions.  I also love Japan and have visited there many times over the past few years, including my most recent trip in August which took me to the top of Mt. Fuji. In addition, I also love Halo and other first person shooters.

Chicago, IL 60606 - USA

Thursday, May 3 at 5:30 PM

Attending: 17


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Events - The Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group:  Using the Windows Phone Local Database

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Windows Phone Mango brought many new features for developers, including Local Database, a compact private database. This powerful new feature allows developers to store relational data in isolated storage using LINQ to SQL. 

George Roberts from Purity Networks will give an overview of the Local Database features and will demonstrate building a simple database-driven app. A basic understanding of Windows Phone application development and database concepts will allow attendees to get the most of this session.       


Telerik Ultimate Collection

At this meeting we will be raffling a Telerik Ultimate Collection valued at $1,999! Be sure to attend for your chance to win this great suite of controls, components, and developer tools! 



About George

George Roberts is the President and CEO of Purity Networks, a Chicago-area internet security and software development consultancy. George has been a software developer and technologist for more than 20 years and is the developer of the Network Dashboard app for Windows Phone.

Chicago, IL 60606 - USA

Monday, April 16 at 5:30 PM

Attending: 29


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