[DEV] XDA FaceBook App for WinMo

Do you think that this is a good idea?

  • YES! Appubator, please do us a Facebook app.

    Votes: 2,259 96.3%
  • No, it is useless.

    Votes: 28 1.2%
  • I don't care.

    Votes: 58 2.5%

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Nov 24, 2009
XDAfacebook quits

Error log

ObjectDisposedException- at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeHelper(Delegate method, Boolean fSynchronous, Object[] rgobjArgs)
at XFControls.Utils.XFGraphics.<startImageDownloading>b__a(Object v)
at System.Threading.ThreadPool.WorkItem.doWork(Object o)
at System.Threading.Timer.ring()


Nov 24, 2009
Another one,

OutOfMemoryException- at Microsoft.AGL.Common.MISC.HandleAr(PAL_ERROR ar)
at System.Drawing.Bitmap._Init(Int32 cx, Int32 cy)
at System.Drawing.Bitmap..ctor(Int32 width, Int32 height)
at XFControls.Utils.XFGraphics.CreateThumbnailFromFile(String path, Int32 width, Int32 height)
at XFControls.XFPanels.XFPanelItems.XFItemImageDisplay.LoadImage(String file)
at XDAFacebook.photoUploader.<>c__DisplayClassc.<.ctor>b__5(Object o, EventArgs e)
at XFControls.XFPanels.XFPanelItems.XFItemBase.OnClick()
at XFSenseUI.XFItems.SenseItemFileBrowser.<GetClickResult>b__1(Object o, TextEventArgs e)
at XFSenseUI.SenseFileBrowserPanel.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control._InternalWnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
at Microsoft.AGL.Forms.EVL.Yield()
at XFControls.XFPanels.XFPanelBase.scrollKinetic()
at XFControls.XFPanels.XFPanelBase.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
at XFControls.XFPanels.XFPanelList.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
at XFSenseUI.SenseFileBrowserPanel.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control._InternalWnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
at Microsoft.AGL.Forms.EVL.Yield()
at XFControls.XFPanels.XFPanelBase.scrollKinetic()
at XFControls.XFPanels.XFPanelBase.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
at XFControls.XFPanels.XFPanelList.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
at XFSenseUI.SenseFileBrowserPanel.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control._InternalWnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
at Microsoft.AGL.Forms.EVL.EnterModalDialog(IntPtr hwnModal)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.ShowDialog()
at XDAFacebook.Main.miUploadPhotos_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Menu.ProcessMnuProc(Control ctlThis, WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control._InternalWnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
at Microsoft.AGL.Forms.EVL.EnterMainLoop(IntPtr hwnMain)
at System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(Form fm)
at XDAFacebook.Program.Main()


Aug 22, 2009
I am getting a "There was an unknown error" everytime i try to login. I see some people in the past had this problem. Is there a workaround to by pass this unknown error?


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- System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String str)
- System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, Boolean useAsync, String msgPath)
- System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize)
- System.IO.File.Create(String path, Int32 bufferSize)
- XFControls.XFGraphics.cacheIcon(String uri, MemoryStream stream)
- XFControls.XFGraphics.<>c__DisplayClass3.<DrawIcon>b__1(MemoryStream stream)
- XFControls.XFGraphics.<startImageDownloading>b__13(Object v)
- System.Threading.ThreadPool.WorkItem.doWork(Object o)
- System.Threading.Timer.ring()


Senior Member
Jan 10, 2011
I m using samsung b6520 non touch screen windows mobile
This Application is showing following error-
NotSupportedException- at Microsoft.AGL.Common.MISC.HandleAr(PAL_ERROR ar)
at Microsoft.WindowsCE.Forms.InputPanel..ctor()
at Microsoft.WindowsCE.Forms.InputPanel..ctor(IContainer container)
at XFControls.XFPanelContainer.InitializeComponent()
at XFControls.XFPanelContainer..ctor()
at XDAFacebook.Main.InitializeComponent()
at XDAFacebook.Main..ctor()
at XDAFacebook.Program.Main()
No me deja hacer ni ver nada...

I've downloaded and installed the last update... But everytime I start the app an error message appears and it closes... I cannot see nor do absolutely anything...

I've checked the error message and this is what I get...


NullReferenceException-en XFControls.Utils.XFGraphics.CacheImage(String uri, Byte[] array)
en XFControls.XFPanels.XFPanelItems.XFItemBase.<>c__DisplayClass4.<DrawIcon>b__0(MemoryStream stream)
en XFControls.Utils.XFGraphics.<startImageDownloading>b__d()

My Phone is an CDMA HTC Touch Pro 2...
I hope you can solve this error wich don't let me enjoy the app... thanks...


Senior Member
Jun 27, 2009
This apps hang on my HTC Elfin right after the logo and login. Tried many times, same thing happen.
Using XDAFacebook-4.6RC1.CAB.


Senior Member
Apr 2, 2009
have seen the images, they look gr8, but will check if i can do some thing more to improve the look. sorry, but did not understood the element thing,i will try to understand again. would it be fine if i give you separate psd images ?


Senior Member
Mar 22, 2010
Samsung Galaxy S20
Ok, I need some input about layout. I just finished the Photos tab in the profile panel, and then I was thinking about the Photos Panel on the main screen. It seems like a waste to have the same thing in two places, so I was wondering if I should replace the Photos Panel (from the home screen) with something else? Like places?

Thanks :)

What about the ability to save photos on storage device?


Senior Member
Jan 31, 2010
just reposting IMPORTANT INFO so people can post feedback to the new thread - it's the only way your xdafb issues are gonna be resolved ;)

if you can't read the quoted text just click here for the new xda fb thread

i think the issue is ppl do not read the last page, but only read the first couple of posts and then download and then proceed to post their error log feedback etc...

maybe sopis (if they are still around) can amend the title or edit the first post or something then it can be even more clearer

i see joe owns the second post, even if he can edit the second post with huge red text to divert ppl to the new thread that may help...




Senior Member
Sep 2, 2008
Error when starting new version

See attached log file.
Have a HTC HD Mini, standard OS.
Earlier versions worked fine.


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Sep 25, 2007
I`ve updated Russian translation.
Some phrases I can`t translate, so I didn`t find them in empty translate file.
For example: Update Status, Empty, Rotate Screen, Empty, Save, and so on.


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Senior Member
Nov 19, 2009
I have noticed using the app that in the Most Recent feeds I see a bunch of posts of people playing games, that all those notifications are sent. These do not show up in the web app, security prevents it. Is this something that can be filtered out, they are very annoying?

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    We are at the very beginning stage of development of new FaceBook app for WinMo.
    If any developer/graphic designer wants to join, please feel free to do so :)

    Please reffer to this google code project site:


    To join the group, PM xda member: joe_coolish


    Promised Fullfilled

    sinoo - $10 + $10
    thekrautdog - $5

    PS: The poll is from the old post. You can still vote on whether you want a new FB app.
    Follow updates on Twitter! Use the #xdafb hashtag to spread the word!
    Here is an article on what kinds of feedback we're looking for when helping test the public beta: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=9227274

    [UPDATED 12/7/10]

    BETA 4.1!

    **update** If you were caught in the infinite automatic-update, things should be fixed now. Also, I forgot to disable the Compose button in the inbox. It will crash the app if clicked on. Hopefully by friday I can have another version that has this part working :)

    • Photo Albums! Pictures can now be viewed in XDAFacebook.
      • Big pictures will open up in the default browser for the time being. Once I make a good photo viewer, I'll replace that.
      • Also, the settings menu has a whole section dedicated to photos. Feel free to play with the settings, but numerical values == 0 or <0 will cause the app to crash! There is no safty net for this!
      • There is a number for concurrent image downloads. This number should be between 6-10. Any more can cause slow down, and less and the effect seems non-existant. I've gone as high as 25 and felt pretty good about it. But I haven't dared push it to the limit!
      • New albums had a few bugs so I held back on this release. It will be coming soon!
    • Older Posts! Feel free to browse the older posts :) I've successfully gone about a days worth of posts back w/o any lag.
    • Searchable Friends List! I added a search box at the top of the friends search list :)
    • Memory Management! Special Thanks goes out to Corwin9S. He helped me look at the memory usage. I reduced the CPU cycles by ~30%. It still takes up about 3-6 mbs of RAM. This is caused by Form Allocations, DLL imports, etc. Most of the space is just allocated space that I can't get rid of. I will try to find more ways to make the RAM usage go down, but from what I've been told by some people at MSFT, this numer isn't uncommon or bad. CPU cycles are what count and that's what I'm trying to optimize
    • GUI fixes! I finished the drop-downs, so they look a little more professional. I also added the numerical counters. There are still more that can be done on them, so I will continue improving their apperance and performance.
    • Rollup of bug fixes
    • And finally SPEED!! This version should be the fastest yet. Rendering times are super quick and load times seem to be back to where they belong.

    Instructions for Localization:

    Please create a blank language file (instructions are above) and edit ONLY the text in between the quote marks "". The quotes need to remain!
    Verify that your text doesn't fly off the screen. Anywhere that the text is too long for the graphic, try shortening the word or pick a different one (if that's possible) if not, let me know (via picture) and I'll make the necessary changes.
    Once you have a translated file, save it as <Language>.txt and upload it to your device. Place it in the same directory where you got the Blank.txt.

    Please share your translations!

    ALSO! Since the app will be transforming and new features will be being added, the translation process will be ongoing.
    If you click "Create Blank Language File" and you already had an alternate translation loaded and working, the Blank.txt will only have the new strings in english, so you will only need to translate the changes.

    Unfortunately, after a couple of hours searching the web and looking at platform SDKs, I have learned that poking is not supported by the Graph or REST APIs (what I use to interact with facebook). I've been looking, and I might be able to hack something that might work, or I could have the option to support Pokes via SMS. I need your feedback. Which option (or both) sounds the best? Does anyone even Poke anymore?!

    Wall posting is very basic at the moment. I will be making an advanced text editor that has more options for posting links, privacy settings, etc.

    I also changed the road map a little. Let me know if that works for everyone!

    Hope everyone likes the new updates!

    I also wanted to make a road map of releases leading up to the final release of Version 1.0:

    BETA 4.X
    • This beta release will focus on posting data to Facebook and making sure everything works well.
    • This beta release will also include newer GUI pieces, such as Inbox!

    BETA 5.X
    • This beta release will focus on Chat!

    BETA 6.X
    • This beta release will focus on App Completeness! Or making sure all the functionality of a full Mobile Client have been implemented

    RC 1
    • This release candidate will focus on Bullet-Proofing! All minor bugs should be worked out

    RC 2
    • This release candidate will only happen if major bugs are discovered in RC 1

    Release 1.0
    • Hopefully all is well!

    That is the road map I have planned. I don't anticipate Beta 3 to be out very long (unless there are major bugs). I want to get to beta 4.X as soon as possible. I also might mix and match :) But that is the proposed roadmap to Release 1.0!

    Devices that this beta has been tested on:
    • HD2 WVGA

    • Authorization should be working, but using the new URL is a lot cleaner (I think). Go here to authorize directly. Once you see the browser transfered to "Success" then try the application again
    • Friend names that are really long hang off the edge.
    • I've fixed this bug for the next release, long names will be clipped with Ellipsis

    And the status of this beta is:

    thank you for the reports :)

    I'm going to be doing a ton of work for the next couple of hours. follow my progress on twitter (if you're bored and need something to do! also ask me questions on there and I'll be able to respond quickly.

    wish me luck!
    Skinning instructions

    Design instructions:

    • Download screenshots.zip
    • modifiy images in favorite image editor (that supports .psd and layers)
    • post concept image in thread/send us the .psd file
    • (OPTIONAL) Make skin with concept

    Skin the XDAFacebook app instructions:

    • Download zip file
    • extract all images and place them in the \Program Files\XDAFacebook\Resources folder
    • launch application
    • enjoy!

    Ok, instructions on how to skin the app are as follows:

    • Find the image that you want to replace.
    • Create new image and give it the specific name.
    • Special "tags" at the end of the name give the image special features.
    • copy the images to the \Program Files\XDAFacebook\Resources directory
    list of tags:

    • _alpha this will take the first pixel of the image and make it the images "Alpha Channel". Make sure that the image is solid in that color and that there are no artifacts!
    • _trans_### where ### is a number (ie 200, 100, 10. Not 001). This number represents the total opacity for the image. The higher the number, the more opaque. Range 255-0.
    • _trans_png. This only works with 24 bit PNG files!!!! This is also very resource intensive, so make this a last option. This will preserve the images alpha channel. It is the only way to make partial transparencies.

    List of files: This list will increase and until final release is up for change!

    • header 480x50
    • house 50x50
    • XFPanelHome 480x552
    • alphabar 50x648

    the dimensions are based on 800x480 res screen. If someone wants to experiment and give me dimensions for other resolutions, please do so!

    If you have any questions about where these images are, let me know and I'll tell you

    Good luck and send me the zip with your skins and I'll post the best ones here :)
    Thank you all for your support! XDAFacebook has a new home


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