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Fixing Windows Phone web request caching on the server side

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Windows Phone caches web requests aggressively. Here’s how to make a fresh request everytime without changing your Windows Phone app.

VB.NET and If-statements, part 2: If and nullable variables

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VB.NET’s If statements allow developers to make core more readable and to introduce subtle bugs.

Why to prefer Windows.Storage over Isolated Storage in Windows Phone 8 apps?

Why to prefer Windows.Storage over Isolated Storage in Windows Phone 8 apps: Thread safety.

Debugging Windows Phone apps and error “A specified communication resource (port) is already in use by another application.”

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When debugging Windows Phone apps through Visual Studio, you may encounter the following error: A specified communication resource (port) is already in use by another application. Here’s one possible way for fixing the issue.

Windows Phone and Passing Data between Pages using Application.Resources

You can easily pass data between pages in a Windows Phone app with the help of Application.Resources.

Not every Portable Class Library is equally Portable

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Portable Class Libraries are a great way to share code between different platforms. But it doesn’t mean that the code behaves the same in each platform.

Fixing Windows Phone Error 3100 An error has occurred

How to fix Windows Phone Error “3100 An error has occurred”.

Converting Windows Phone 7 ANID to Windows Phone 8 ANID2

Windows Phone 7 has a anonymous user ID property called ANID. Windows Phone 8 replaced that with ANID2. This post shows how you can convert ANID to ANID2 in C#, using your publisher ID.

In-app purchases and Windows Phone 7

The post details an in-app purchase implementation for Windows Phone 7, using PayPal as the payment mechanism.

Fixing a flashing transition in Windows Phone apps

When using page transitions in a Windows Phone app, you may notice some flashing when navigating from a page to page. Here”s a way to fix it.