Sliding Block is simple game that demonstrates how to achieve various common techniques used when writing Windows Phone, or general mobile applications. It is written in C#.
This software is maintained on Codeplex at https://github.com/andybrodie/sbp.
Sliding Block is published under the Microsoft Public License (see also http://opensource.org/licenses/MS-PL), which is one of the most permissive licenses available and grants the user a wide variety of freedoms to use the software in a way that suits them.
Sliding Block is available from the Windows Phone store and works with both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.x devices.
There is currently no further planned development of Sliding Block.
Sliding Block is designed primarily as a way to demonstrate various frequently-desired features of mobile applications.
- Pan and pinch to zoom of images.
- Handling of persistence across suspend and tombstone operations.
- Silverlight animation.
- High-score table implementation.
- Use of phone isolated storage.
- MVVM and plain code-behind techniques.
- Data-driven menu hierarchy generation.
- Application localization.
- Live Tile updates.
- Image manipulation.
Third Party Software Dependencies
Sliding Block relies on the following third party software, each with it’s own separate license: