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Monday, 23 December 2013

How to Launch setting page from Windows Phone 8 C# app


Windows Phone application is not allowed to modify some of the device’s settings directly.As a developer we can't access the phone functionality directly.And so alternative way  is "launch the settings screen " from the our app.However one of the most wanted functionality is added in "WindowsPhone 8 sdk" is "URI schemes" 

This topic lists the URI schemes that can be used to launch built-in apps. Many of the apps built into Windows Phone can be launched from your app by calling LaunchUriAsync(Uri), passing in a URI that uses the scheme associated with the app you want to launch. 

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Customizing windowsphone 8 calender control c#


Firstly i would like to say very thanks to, here we can get calender control for windows phone,which is can support both windowsphone 7.1 and windowsphone 8 OS.I was really impressed by this open source custom control and i would like to say very thanks to making source code available in codeplex.It will be more helpful for developers to customize calender as per their requirement .By the way i want to share a few things about "How to customize this windowsphone calender control"

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Image loader in windows phone 8 ListBox


Recently lot of queries has been asked which is regarding to image loader.In general there is a chance of requirement in windows phone  is need to set image loader when image getting from xaml feed or web service responce.Beacuse it will take some time to get our image from the web service and loaded completly.And so from the user point of view we need to put some progress bar or loader for image until it gets loaded completly.However finally i had come up with my best solution with custom progress overrellay.

Friday, 13 December 2013

How to submit windows phone app to windows phone marketplace


Before going submit your app to windows phone store,it would be best practices to read app polices thoroughly from
App policies for windows phone app submission .  Make sure check once properly about "app navigation's,push notification settings,bing map control, location services, context menu,content visible,App Icon" policies.

Note:This article is updated on August 26,2014

Submitting app to windows phone market is very easy,but to make certification process is little bit difficult.We need to meet the app policies,otherwise app will be rejected.And so please make note once following important policies which are major policies to get app will rejected/accepted

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Windows Phone 8 development shortcut keys with keyboard


The Windows Phone 8  SDK comes with some shortcut keys for emulator .It would be very helpful for us to speedup our development process.1.WindowsPhone Emulator Screen unlock

    1.1. To lock the screen in the emulator by using the keyboard
  •     With the emulator open, press F12 on your computer keyboard twice.
    The F12 key emulates the power button on the phone. The first key press turns off the display. The second key press turns the display on again with the lock screen engaged.
    You can unlock the screen by using the mouse to slide the lock screen upward.

Soap Parsing in Windows Phone 8 c#


SOAP, originally defined as Simple Object Access Protocol, is a protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of Web Services in computer networks. It relies on XML Information Set for its message format, and usually relies on other Application Layer protocols, most notably Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol(SMTP), for message negotiation and transmission.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Working with both TextWrapping&TextTrimming at a time in WindowsPhone c#,xaml


In windowsphone TextTrimming property has no effect unless the TextWrapping property is set to NoWrap.Both TextWrap and TextTrimming properties works if and only if we set the height & width on our textblock. Yes it is very important to set height&width of textblock while we attempting both properties at a time.

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