The beta of the ‘Mango’ Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 is ready for download here: vm_web2.exe
(the installer). I thought it would appear here App Hub Downloads
but apparently not so far [UPDATE: download page has been refreshed]
. If you have not done so you will also want to register here App Hub
Final release announced on all devices in the Fall 2011. Mango developer devices to ship on July 19th. We will track the progress in this blog article until the final release.
Download and Install
You will need to exit Visual Studio and Zune applications before the installation will proceed. The full download looks to be 491 MB. You will also need VS2010 SP1
just as for the Silverlight 5 Beta
- Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 (Beta) Mango!
Some of the consumer features:
- Smarter Apps & Live Tiles
- Local Scout
- App Connect
- Internet Explorer 9
- People-centric pictures
- Quick Cards
- Enhanced Hubs
Mango - Internet Beyond the browser
New API’s in Silverlight for Windows Phone OS 7.1 on MSDN Library – its big, very big!
New Visual Studio Project Templates
Go open up VS2010 ‘New Project’ and…
Silverlight for Windows Phone templates
Emulator Language Support
Full list is here
! Now that is a whole lot better than before.
As promised, lots more display languages show up in the settings of the emulator, plenty more regional setting and system locales, at last…
- Mango Emulator Display Languages
- Many more display languages in Mango
And here is an example of a warm Dutch welcome to the settings page Mango style…
- Windows Phone Settings in Dutch NL
And if you so desire here is IE9 in the emulator running Bing search under the chinese zh-MO system setting…
WP7 Mango IE Bing Search in chinese zh-MO apparently
Further things to do
We will update this blog article with news, bug details, resources links and feedback as it becomes available.
This article is a brief guide to download the ‘Mango’ Microsoft Windoes Phone Developer Tools 7.1 (Beta) released on 24th May 2011.
Any comments or request for future topics are welcome.
Posted in Development, Silverlight, WP7, AppHub, Marketplace, WindowsPhone7, SL4, Mango, XNA
Tagged silverlight, WP7, mango, phone, sdk
[Last updated: 2011-06-22]
This post is intended to be a landing place to bring together links to our growing collection of PivotViewer articles in one place. We will update this article to reflect new blog posts and other useful links.
If you are not familiar with overriding the Silverlight PivotViewer control’s OnApplyTemplate() method then I recommend taking the time to work through the posts in the ‘Adventures with PivotViewer’ series and build up your portfolio of customization skills.
These articles are based on the version of the control shipped separately from the Silverlight 4 SDK. We will update and extend articles with information relevant to Silverlight 5 SDK as they become available. If you are already customizing your PivotViewer experience then dive right in:
Adventures with PivotViewer
Examples on the Internet
Further things to do and resources
This article is an anchor page to our blog articles concerning the Silverlight PivotViewer control. There are a range of articles topics and technical levels. Some target the developer who is ready to start customizing the Silverlight PivotViewer control beyond the documented public API, whilst others show examples of what can be achieved.
Any comments or request for future topics are welcome.
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Tagged pivotviewer, silverlight, visualization, WP7, WP7AppHub
MIX11 PivotViewer Sessions containing Geolocation
We are really looking forward to MIX11 and with 207 sessions to choose from, we decided to take a couple of hours and put together a Pivot collection to provide a little help with narrowing down exactly which sessions you want to vote for.
Run the Silverlight MIX11 OPEN CALL application. As with all silverlight apps, works fine on most browsers and OS.
MIX11 PivotViewer Sessions on Razor
MIX11 PivotViewer Session Speakers
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Tagged MIX11, Pivot collection, pivotviewer, silverlight
Adding tooltips to the left side filter pane not surprisingly requires the use of a customized PivotViewer control:
You should be familiar with the following line of code to get the CollectionViewerView from earlier blog posts and samples.
CollectionViewerView cvv =
If you are not familiar with this then I would recommend taking the time to work through the other posts in this series and build up you portfolio of PivotViewer customization skills.
Locating the UI Elements and attaching ToolTips
Tooltips can be set on controls in code behind using the ToolTipService. Normally you might use the ToolTip attached property of the ToolTipService class and the ToolTip control in your XAML.
The flow of the code goes something like this:
- Locate the “PART_FacetPane” in the tree. This is a CustomAccordian control.
- Locate the CustomAccordianItem‘s ( == facets)
- … under each item is a FacetCategory control to find the facet category name.
- … use the TooltipService to set custom tooltips on the CustomAccordianItem‘s
FilterPaneView FPV = (FilterPaneView)PivotViewer.CollectionView.FindName(“PART_FilterPane”();
CustomAccordion FacetPane = (CustomAccordion)FPV.FindName(“PART_FacetPane”);
StackPanel itemsHost = (StackPanel)FacetPane.GetItemsHost();
for (int nitem = 0; nitem < itemsHost.Children.Count; nitem++)
CustomAccordionItem item = (CustomAccordionItem)itemsHost.Children[nitem];
// tooltip for facet category header
string facetName = ((FacetCategory)item.Content).Name;
case “AppCount”:tooltip = “Count of applications in the Marketplace”;
case “Ranking”:tooltip = “Overall ranking in the Marketplace”;
ToolTipService.SetToolTip(item, “Facet:\n”+ tooltip);
If you take a look at this set of pivot collections, visualizing the WP7 Marketplace
, you will see facet tooltips are implemented:
WP7 APP HUB
If you want to try out the code there are a few things to watch out for. You will not be able to set the tooltips before the collection event CollectionLoadingCompleted has completed and exited. If you wrap your tooltip code in a function then you can call it from this event using the control’s dispatcher:
You will need some internal Microsoft Pivot references and usings too. Depending upon the extent of your other customizations you will need these:
Further things to do
This article is just a brief tutorial that includes the key features of using the tooltip service control in code to attach custom tooltips to visual elements of the Silverlight PivotViewer control. It targets the developer who has already started customizing the Silverlight PivotViewer control beyond the public API. Any comments or request for future topics are welcome.
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