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magicalclick magicalclick Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, and no Store name.
  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    , fanbaby wrote

    Forgive my ignorance, I've just used the app store, whats the advantages of it being XAML app over being an html app? Compare the app store and Google's chrome web app store? What's the advantege of using XAML?

    i am guessing the margin amd padding isn't f up by HTML standard? Even with less F up html using IE6 border box sizing patch, the content doesnt flow as easily as XAML? I am not sure. I haven't compare the two. But it can be tricky to do a proper responsive page on the web. I am not sure how much easier for XAML also. I haven't done either for a while now. But, html doesnt seem to verify the layout as good as XAML, which can leads to F pages leading to terrible rendering on different browsers.

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    , bondsbw wrote

    @DeathByVisualStudio:  I don't know about the ribbon control (never liked it enough to even try) but adaptive triggers in UWP seem to be pretty simple.  Tell it what causes the state to trigger (windows size above a certain point), and what to change.

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    <VisualState x:Name="Wide">
        <VisualState.StateTriggers>
            <AdaptiveTrigger MinWindowWidth="900" />
        </VisualState.StateTriggers>
        <VisualState.Setters>
            <!-- Keep SplitView pane always showing inline -->
            <!-- Hide the Hamburger, it's useless here -->
            <Setter Target="MySplitView.DisplayMode"
                    Value="Inline" />
            <Setter Target="MySplitView.IsPaneOpen"
                    Value="True" />
            <Setter Target="HamburgerButton.Visibility"
                    Value="Collapsed" />
        </VisualState.Setters>
    </VisualState>

    900px???? That is a fail on high DPI display such as 950. You need to use cm.

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    something is wrong with my 950. It is eating battery 20% in an hour and I closed all the apps.

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    , bondsbw wrote

    *snip*

    But that's not what is happening here.  Your code literally adapts to the size of the container.  For example, if your app is run maximized on a large display, elements are arranged in one format.  As you decrease the size, at some point the elements may rearrange to a different size.  Or perhaps they resize fluidly as the container becomes smaller with no jumps.  Maybe some functionality gets moved into a menu, or gets removed altogether as it doesn't make sense at that size.  It's all up to the developer.

    And it's not just about whether it's a phone vs. tablet vs. desktop.  A desktop user could snap a window to the side, and the resizing logic would kick in to display a usable window (often the same as the phone layout).  This is tons better than resizing a desktop window and cutting off most of the content, or not allowing smaller windows at all.

    I wan to add this is this tricky because size must be physical not pixel because my phone is 1080p. But normally the logic works better with pixels. So it is something to consider.

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    @RealBboy360:WP10 is W10. Just not W10Pro. The whole performance, battery drain, buildin apps are all basically Win10 already.

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    @svelasquez123: Or which store you buy your DRM contents.

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    , fanbaby wrote

    Read the (hundreds of) comments here.

    Even though I'm all for competition and diversity, I'm so effing happy that WP is slowly-dying/dead i could dance.

    Karma baby, karma.

    The idiots MBAs at Microsoft, headed by Ballmer i think,  thought they could use their vast Families of Patents to hinder android and gain something or do something for WIndows Phone. Ha ha ha. (This racketeering strategy does make them ~1B/year though, yay for the idiot trolls).

    Microsoft, drop this strategy, which did not get you anything for WP, and join the others at the table, you're doing so much good lately. 

    while I didnt jump on the karma train, I am on it now. WP has been so hated all around. And of they want to convince Android user to switch, this certainly creates massive resistance. With everything goes against WP, karma is important.

  • Underwater data center

    not as cool looking as IM XD.

  • So Joe Belfore is using iPhone right now.

    , bondsbw wrote

    *snip*

    In order to receive work emails on my iPhone, or to view calendar appointments or contacts or whatnot, my company no longer allows the usage of the standard apps.  It requires downloading a third-party app that containerizes company mail and calendar data into separately encrypted storage.  Additionally, the phone requires more strict security meaning it will lock very quickly and require passcode to unlock it.  (Thumbprint on newer models.)  And my company gets access to wipe the entire device.

    I can understand those needs given the capabilities of the device.  It doesn't have multiple user accounts.  It doesn't provide fine-grained security (for example, simply swipe to get to the home screen and run most apps, but require passcode once you try to access some apps such as Mail).  My employer deems its built-in security unacceptable.

    Aside from those aspects, the iPhone doesn't have Continuum.  MS Office on a phone is OK at best (which is the case for any data-entry-heavy application), but it can't beat the ability to use it on a full screen with keyboard and mouse.

    And those are just my personal experience and thoughts, I'm certain I don't speak for many others who have other business needs.  And please note, I'm not claiming any specific phone is better in all of the ways I mentioned... which is my point, the market isn't fully mature and MS would be in the best position to capitalize.

    so...... What's so bad about the 3rs party app your company is using that would convince them to change? Because they have already spend resources to set it up and training and getting used to it. Unless they grow extremely bitter, why would they want to change, let along changing the phone.

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    , Ray7 wrote

    Mmm, so things haven't gone exactly to plan…

     

    *snip*

    Unfortunately, that's the problem. If 90% (actually closer to 99%) of the world is running something else, then developers won't support it, and that won't change because Microsoft is coming up with yet another development framework. The CEO is absolutely right to focus on the cloud services. The operating system is irrelevant; get as many people as you can running Microsoft services on iOS and Android, and from there draw them back to the MS platform.

    I don't fault this approach either. It is best to support iPhone and Android to gain user base. Just like Chrome and etc. Maybe after they like to MS stuff, their loyalty will help them to give MS Mobile OS a chance. Also iVerge and iGadget covers more about MS iPhone apps, which is a good publication.