Sorry about your phone-problem. The changed Live-ID to the new domain that cannot be changed on your WinPhone without resetting? Yep, it's a petty evil thing. Especially without the possibility to backup your app-specific data and game-saves. Naa,
Windows Phone 8 is right on the corner and everything is gonna be better, isn't it? ;-)
OK, back to topic...
Nice idea to encapsulate my image & text within a user-control. For this special case it's also not necessary to make remote-updates of the text, so that isn't a problem. I will try that. But there should be some easier solution how to access images in
appdata or even isostore ... hm, I will think about it ;-)
You're right about the "weird feeling". I took a look at an old project where I made my own about dialog and my solution was even easier: Label and text weren't side-by-side but one below the other. That way there was no jitter, no weird spacing and looked
quite nice (at least in my opinion ^^). But currently the features of your YLAB are more important to me, so I will go that way for now.
I could understand your objection about a additional dependency for the AppList-Control. It's really a no-brainer to implement (maybe a short comment with an example may be helpfull for "newbies" to know where to go / look), so I'm really ok with that decission.
Glad I could give you a few nice ideas for an upcoming version.