First, I hope everyone has a great holiday. I’m going to be disappearing for a few days, but I’ll likely be back by Tuesday, December 28. I recommend that you do the same. Step away from the computer, and find some people to spend time with. Family, friends, colleagues (sometimes they’re not your friends, right?), neighbors, etc. Spend some time with the people you care about. It’s important.
Yesterday, I mentioned how you can pass data using a query string in Windows Phone development. @PhraseMeme (on Twitter) was kind enough to remind me that you should probably consider escaping your data before passing it as a query string, just as you would in a website. To do this, you can use the Uri.EscapeDataString method to convert all of your non-reserved characters to their hexadecimal equivalents. Obviously, when you receive that data, you’ll also want to use the UnescapeDataString method to convert it back.