Codeplex Releases “Windows Phone 7 Action Pack” for Developers

Microsoft’s Codeplex has released the Windows Phone 7 Action Pack a set of tools aimed at making developing for Windows Phone 7 as easy as possible.  It includes some useful Extension Methods, Behaviors, Actions, Triggers and several controls.


AccelerometerControl – control that exposes for X,Y,Z values direct from the accelerometer.
LocationControl – control that can be bound to but is not visible.
LocationVisualControl – control that can be styled.
PhoneFileDataSource – makes it easy to view isolated storage.
LocationCollectionControl – this control extends the features of the LocationControl to make it seamlessly linkup with the Bing Maps control.
CallMethodAction – port from silverlight.
ChoosePhoneNumberAction – Source demonstrates how to trigger the selection of a phone number. Next release will make this usable.
LocationChangedCenterMapAction – Simple action that links up the LocationControl with the Bing Maps control causing the map to stay centered on the phone’s location as it changes.
OrentationChangedGoToStateBehavior – changes the visual state based on the orentation.
DDtoDMSValueConverter – cleans up decimal lat&long.
TimeAgoValueConverter – this will tell you that the time passed in was for example "1 minute ago" "3 hours ago" "5 months" ago.
GeoCoordinateMapLocationValueConverter – used to convert GeoCoordinate to a Location for the Bing Map control.

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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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