The first thing you'll need to create a custom ringtone in WP7 is an MP3 file. This file must be 40 seconds or shorter (and 1MB or smaller in size). If your MP3 is too large, you can use a program like Audacity to crop it.
After you have your MP3 file the correct size, you'll need to open Zune and make sure that the MP3 is listed in your music collection. Find it in the collection, right click on the MP3, and click on "Edit". This should bring up a window with the MP3 properties. The only real important thing here is that the genre of the song must be changed to Ringtone. See the image below.
After updating the genre to Ringtone, click the OK button, and then sync the MP3 to your phone.
Finally, on the phone, go to Settings -> ringtones+sounds, and click on the Ringtone selector. The ringtone you created should now be at the top of this list in the "Custom" section.
Microsoft has setup a website where users can submit and vote on features they'd like to see in Windows Phone 7.
I've submitted a couple features I'd like to see:
- Treat the phone as a USB drive when plugged in to devices which do not have Zune installed.
- Integrate with Ford SYNC.... I think its crazy that iPhones work with SYNC but WP7 devices do not.
You can vote on them here: http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/users/24151465-filip-stanek
I tried to customize the combobox ( AS3 ), and everything was working fine by using cbo.setStyle( "embedFonts" ) and cbo.setStyle( "textFormat" ) while testing the movie. However, when I published the SWF, the styles were no longer working.
It seems like setStyle doesn't really work properly for comboboxes for some reason. The solution was to apply the setStyle to the textField inside the combobox, and not to the combobox itself.
For example, this doesn't work:
cbo.setStyle( "embedFonts", true );
cbo.setStyle( "textFormat", tf );
but this works:
cbo.textField.setStyle( "embedFonts", true );
cbo.textField.setStyle( "textFormat", tf );
There's some pretty cool new software for fantasy football this year. It is designed for fantasy football draft parties (for up to 20 teams) to select their players via either a snake draft, or an auction draft.
The draft software is called Prime Time Draft, and it was developed by folks at where I work. It is designed for Windows, and it really shines when you hook it up to a big TV.
You can find it by clicking the link below:
Fantasy Football Draft Software for 2011
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