Jonas Stawski

Everything .NET and More

Join me at the Weston Learning Group

Today I will be presenting my famous Programming Web for Beginners at the Weston Learning Group. Programming Web is a combination of Programming Web 101 and 201, two sessions I usually give at Code Camps and user groups across the south east. This se... [More]

Debugging the Windows Phone Ad Control

I’ve written previously about my lessons learned of the Windows Phone 7 ad control and it appears as I haven’t learned my lesson yet. About a month ago Champions League Tracker hit the Marketplaceand it appears to be very successful: from 11/28/2011 ... [More]

We must stop the censorship now before it is too late!

I've censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet--a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: http://american... [More]

Create an SMS Task Using the Contact’s Name in Windows Phone

You can use the SmsComposeTask to create an SMS with Windows Phone. As the code below shows, it is very easy to do. 1: <Grid x:Name="ContentPanel" Grid.Row="1" Margin="12,0,12,0"> 2: <Button Content="Number Only" Height="72... [More]

Querying Contacts After Converting to WP7 Mango

If you are working in an application that has been converted from WP7 to WP7.1 (Mango) and are trying to query the contacts like the code below you might get a helpless exception of type System.Exception with the message “Exception”, no InnerExceptio... [More]

Debugging Tombstoning with WP7 (Mango)

A new feature of Mango (WP 7.5) is fast app switching, a much needed feature, which every developer should implement in their apps. Before mango, every time the application was deactivated the developer had to maintain state and restore it once the a... [More]

Multiple Language Keyboard in Windows Phone 7.5

I’m loving my Mango update on Windows Phone 7. With many new features incorporated into the phone there is one that I was really looking forward to: The multiple language soft keyboard. I’m used to having a hard keyboard on my phones and therefore I ... [More]

Talking About Windows 8 at BUILD

I recently attended the BUILD Windows conference in Aneheim, CA. There Microsoft unveiled the next generation of it’s OS: Windows 8. Here’s a Spanish interview I did with Seth Juarez from Devexpress about Windows 8. Enjoy! [More]

ASP.NET Custom Expression Builder For Azure

ASP.NET 2.0 brought a new feature called Expression Builder, which allows you to assign dynamic values to a control’s property. The syntax is very similar to the well known <%= value %> and <%# bind(“property”) %>: <%$ expression %>... [More]

MSDN Subscription and Windows Azure Offer

As an MVP we get a free Visual Studio Ultimate MSDN Subscription and with it a nice offer for Windows Azure. Since offers change often and some links may be broken let me copy the offer here: Current offer* Updated Offer a... [More]