Handling Orientation in Silverlight for Symbian

2. November 2010 05:10 by Mrojas in General  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)


One obvious thing in modern symbian mobiles, is how to detect orientation.
I am currently porting some Silverlight 1.0 samples like GrandPiano to Silverlight for Symbian and I was wondering
how can I detect the phone orientation. Well I just analysed the Bing demo and find out that is kind of simple.

What you need is something like this:

public static readonly DependencyProperty OrientationProperty = 
DependencyProperty.Register("Orientation", typeof(Orientation), typeof(Page),
new PropertyMetadata((Orientation)0, new PropertyChangedCallback(OrientationPropertyChanged))); private static void OrientationPropertyChanged(DependencyObject sender, DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e) { (sender as GrandPiano).UpdateOrientation(); } private void UpdateOrientation() { base.Width = (this.Orientation == Orientation.Vertical) ? DeviceVerticalSize.Width : DeviceVerticalSize.Height; base.Height = (this.Orientation == Orientation.Vertical) ? DeviceVerticalSize.Height : DeviceVerticalSize.Width; base.Clip = new RectangleGeometry { Rect = new Rect(new Point(), new Size(base.Width, base.Height)) }; } // Properties public Orientation Orientation { get { return (Orientation)base.GetValue(OrientationProperty); } set { base.SetValue(OrientationProperty, value); } }

Silverlight Symbian: Silverlight Content on this website cannot be displayed on this device

1. November 2010 06:10 by Mrojas in General  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)

When I wrote my first application for Silverlight on Symbian, I kept getting this annoying
message I really didnt get why was it.

Finally I downloaded the Bing Xap file and looked at it. And it seams it was just something simple.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>


    <AssemblyPart x:Name="BingNokia" Source="BingNokia.dll" />
    <AssemblyPart x:Name="Microsoft.Windows.Controls.WatermarkedTextBox" Source="Microsoft.Windows.Controls.WatermarkedTextBox.dll" />
    <AssemblyPart x:Name="Mvc" Source="Mvc.dll" />
    <AssemblyPart x:Name="System.Xml.Linq" Source="System.Xml.Linq.dll" />

My runtime version was wrong.

RuntimeVersion="3.0.40818.0"> <Deployment.Parts> <AssemblyPart x:Name="NokiaTest1" Source="NokiaTest1.dll" /> </Deployment.Parts> </Deployment>

I still dont how to customize my AppManifest file
I suppose that behaviour is due to the fact that I have Silverlight 3 installed in my machine.
So what I did is that I compiled my application. Then renamed my .xap for .zip. Extracted my AppManifest.xml and modified it
changing the runtime version and copied it back to my .xap file. And voila!

Silverlight for Nokia!! WOW! Just about time

25. October 2010 03:45 by Mrojas in General  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)

I am a big fan of mobile applications and recently due to our migration activities
(we now offer migrations from VB6 and WinForms to Silverlight)
have been involved with Silverlight programming.

I have done some mobile application development activities
in J2EE and flash and I am now very happy with Silverlight.

What makes me even happier is that I am a Symbian fan and I can now
start developing applications for my Nokia phone with silverlight.

Dont miss it!: http://www.silverlight.net/getstarted/devices/symbian/