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Windows Phone 7 Design Guidelines–Cheat Sheet

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Cheryl Simmons has posted a concise list of Windows Phone 7 Design Guidelines, which I am sure will be helpful to all Windows Phone Developers.

I am quoting some of the points from the original post:

Themes: Avoid using too much white in applications, such as white backgrounds, as this may have an impact on battery life for devices that have organic LED displays.

Application Settings: Application actions that overwrite or delete data, or are irreversible must have a “Cancel” button.

Canvas/Grid for layout: Canvas uses a pixel-based layout and can provide better layout performance than the grid control for deeply embedded or nested controls in for applications that do not change orientations.


Thank you Cheryl for the extremely helpful list.

Check out DZone's own cheatsheets for Windows Phone 7:

MVVM Design Pattern in WP7
Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Devlopment

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