Sigurd Snørteland

wp7snake – the good old snake game for the phone (source code included)

I have converted  another “normal” silverlight app to WP7. This time it’s a snake-game ( from Terence Tsang.

Go to the bottom off this page to find a link to the source code.

fingerpaint – a little wp7 paint app

fingerpaint is a little wp7 based paint app that I made for fun in 2 hours earlier today. It’s just a ‘proof of concept’ app, it’s nothing for the marketplace. You paint by dragging your fingers over the screen and you change color by “dipping your fingers in the paint buckets”.

The app listens to the ‘MouseMove’-event and tracks you’re fingers position and add’s line-objects to a  canvas control. To make it possible to change color by “dipping your fingers in the paint buckets” I’ve added a transparent ellipse control on top of every “paint bucket’, and connected up the ‘MouseLeftButtonDown’ event. Check out the source code below.


<Grid x:Name="grid" Background="Transparent">

<Image x:Name="imgBackground" Source="bg.png" Height="800" Width="500" VerticalAlignment="Top" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="0,0,0,0" />

<TextBlock x:Name="PageTitle" Foreground="#FF5B5B5B" Text="fingerpaint" Margin="21,10,0,28" Style="{StaticResource PhoneTextTitle1Style}" Grid.ColumnSpan="3" />

<Image x:Name="btnDelete" Source="delete.png" Opacity="0.75" Height="55" Width="55" VerticalAlignment="Top" HorizontalAlignment="Right" MouseLeftButtonDown="btnDelete_MouseLeftButtonDown" Grid.Column="1" Grid.ColumnSpan="2" />

<Canvas x:Name="paint" Background="Transparent" Width="500" Height="448" Margin="0,108,-20,244" Grid.ColumnSpan="3" />

<Ellipse x:Name="blue" Fill="#00F4F4F5" Height="86" Margin="114,0,115,38" Stroke="Transparent" VerticalAlignment="Bottom"/>

<Ellipse x:Name="yellow" Fill="#00F4F4F5" Height="44" Margin="176,0,100,137" Stroke="Transparent" VerticalAlignment="Bottom"/>

<Ellipse x:Name="black" Fill="#00F4F4F5" Height="45" Margin="0,0,78,151" Stroke="Transparent" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" HorizontalAlignment="Right" Width="94" Grid.ColumnSpan="2" />

<Ellipse x:Name="pink" Fill="#00F4F4F5" Height="73" Margin="0,0,57,66" Stroke="Transparent" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" HorizontalAlignment="Right" Width="130" Grid.ColumnSpan="2" />


C# file:

namespace fingerpaint
    public partial class MainPage : PhoneApplicationPage
        private Point point;
        private Point old_point;
        private bool draw = false;
        private string colour = "white";

        public MainPage()

            old_point = point;
            colour = "blue";

        private void PhoneApplicationPage_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            blue.MouseLeftButtonDown += new MouseButtonEventHandler(selectColor);
            yellow.MouseLeftButtonDown += new MouseButtonEventHandler(selectColor);
            black.MouseLeftButtonDown += new MouseButtonEventHandler(selectColor);
            pink.MouseLeftButtonDown += new MouseButtonEventHandler(selectColor);

            paint.MouseMove += new MouseEventHandler(FingerMove);
            paint.MouseLeftButtonUp += new MouseButtonEventHandler(FingerUp);
            paint.MouseLeftButtonDown += new MouseButtonEventHandler(FingerDown);

        void selectColor(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
            Ellipse ellipse = sender as Ellipse;
            colour = ellipse.Name;

        void FingerMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
            if (draw)
                point = e.GetPosition(paint);
                Line line = new Line();

                if (colour == "blue")
                    line.Stroke = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(255, 41, 159, 227));
                else if (colour == "yellow")
                    line.Stroke = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(255, 226, 228, 43));
                else if (colour == "black")
                    line.Stroke = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(255, 42, 42, 42));
                else if (colour == "pink")
                    line.Stroke = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(255, 228, 29, 180));

                line.X1 = point.X;
                line.Y1 = point.Y;
                line.X2 = old_point.X;
                line.Y2 = old_point.Y;

                line.StrokeStartLineCap = PenLineCap.Round;
                line.StrokeEndLineCap = PenLineCap.Round;

                line.StrokeThickness = 15;
                line.Opacity = 0.5;


                old_point = point;
            old_point = point;

        void FingerUp(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
            draw = false;

        void FingerDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
            point = e.GetPosition(paint);
            old_point = point;
            draw = true;

        private void btnDelete_MouseLeftButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)

myChannel9 & wallstreet now in the WP7 Marketplace!

New blog post: ‘How I made the ‘myChannel9′ wp7 app (source code included) – Part 1’

I just receive an email from Microsoft telling me that both ‘wallstreet’ and ‘myChannel9’ has been published to the WP7 Marketplace.



How to view the wp7 marketplace in Zune software
You need the Zune software version 4.7 + the windows regional settings needs to be set to ‘United States’.

viu² now on

Microsoft has now added viu² (my silverlight based mediacenter app) as both a ‘Showcase’-app and a ‘Community sample’-app on their site ‘‘ .

Community Samples



viu² released on Codeplex

My silverlight based mediacenter app, viu², has now been released on Codeplex (

Features & technology:
» youtube music videos (google.gdata api)
» music & artist info integrated ( api)
» silverlight out-of-browser support
» podcast
» radio & tv stream
» “toast” notifications
» webbrowser control
» isolated storage
» “screen saver”
» pop chart (yahoo api)

Click here for more info, sample code, etc

Out-of-browser version

Click here to view a video of the application