I was greeted with this error today when I tried to run some tests on a Windows Phone project. To cut a long story short my test project’s configuration had somehow lost its Startup object, as you can see in this screenshot. The remedy was simply to change the startup object to the relevant Xap. […]
I battled with this issue this evening for a couple of hours. I found myself having to go to extraordinary lengths for something that I thought should have “just worked”. I think an image best illustrates the issue (and not the ridiculous title of the article!) As you can see the dark text on a […]
This is an interesting one. I’m doing some Windows Phone development at the moment and I usually run a debugging proxy on my local machine on port 8888. After a routine reboot my proxy wouldn’t start up because port 8888 was already in use. I did a “netstat -b -a” to find out what process […]
Just a quick one. You probably already know that you can automatically convert URLs in a TextView into clickable links like this: mTextView.setAutoLinkMask(Linkify.WEB_URLS); I recently learned that this will only work where you can call setAutoLinkMask() before setting text in the TextView. The simple solution is to set the text after calling setAutoLinkMask(), but if […]
All Android devices offer the user some form of external storage. The storage may be a separate partition of flash memory in the device or bone-fide external storage like an SD-memory card. As developers we need to be aware of the pros and cons of using this type of storage.
Intro This guide will explain how to share the Android SDK between multiple users on an OS X system. Most of the concepts will be similar on other Unix or Linux systems. Disclaimer I dont think this would work for multiple concurrent users updating the SDK. This blog post is more about the journey of […]
By default OS X assigns special actions to F keys like F1, F2: Brightness F3, F4: Dock, Expose And so on… These are great when you’re browsing and consuming media but when you start working in IDEs and other applications with complex keyboard shortcuts I want the F keys to behave like standard F keys. […]