Quick Tip: Windows Phone Vibration With VibrateController
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i am currently working on another windows phone application, where i needed a way to show the user that they had successfully performed a task and therefore unlocked another feature inside the application.
first idea was adding some sound, but somehow i was not happy with that. so i thought, why not let the phone vibrate?
it’s actually not that hard. the windows phone 7 sdk allows me to control the vibrate function easily.
in the namespace microsoft.devices there is a class defined with the name ‘vibratecontroller’.
the only code i need for that function is:
when the user clicks the particular button, the phone vibrates.
a few thoughts to keep in mind:
1. the shortest vibration / pause is 0.1 seconds.
2. the longest is 5 seconds, but that is not recommended.
3. 3 vibrations in one sequence are enough.
4. 0.2 / 0.3 are good choices for an alert.
to be continued…
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