U2U Blog Center

For developers and other creative minds

Welcome at the U2U Blog Center

U2U has built up the last 18 years a huge amount of expertise in the Microsoft .NET Framework. Expertise they have always shared in the community. Below you can find a list of the blogs maintained by U2U trainers.

File IO in Windows 8

Let’s leave Windows Phone for a moment, and let’s have a look at Windows 8. Recently the U2U-team was present at the Microsoft Build-convention in Anaheim, California, where Microsoft unveiled Windows 8. Now, what we saw is still just a preview, but it clearly shows the direction in which Windows is... [More]

Creating WP7 prototypes with Sketchflow

With the upcoming release of Windows Phone Mango, you can create prototypes for Phone apps with Sketchflow. For people not knowing Sketchflow : it allows you to create prototypes that look like they have been drawn. When you present a “normal” prototype to a customer you get conversation... [More]

The return of SQL CE !

After playing a few weeks with the Mango-beta, I’m even more convinced that the Windows Phone 7 simply is the best smartphone available. Driving in your car, receiving a text-message, and suddenly a voice over Bluetooth  asks me if the message should be read! And after the message has been read... [More]

Adding a text to an image in WP7

Some time ago, somebody asked me if it was possible to add some text to an image, and then use the combination image-text as a new image. It seems that it’s rather easy to do, and it’s very similar to the way you could achieve this in regular Silverlight. I started out by adding this pi... [More]