How to Get the Battery Level from a Windows Phone 8 device using C#?

Published on October 31, 2013 by abundantcode

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The Windows Phone 8 SDK provides the Windows.Phone.Devices.Power.Battery class which can be used to retrieve the battery information of the windows phone.

Use the Windows.Phone.Devices.Power.Battery.GetDefault ().RemainingChargePercent property to retrieve the Battery Level from a Windows Phone 8 device programatically using C#.

How to Get the Battery Level from a Windows Phone 8 device using C#?

Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating the steps used to retrieve the battery level from a Windows Phone 8 device.

using Microsoft.Phone.Controls;

using Microsoft.Phone.Tasks;

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Collections.ObjectModel;

using System.Linq;

using System.Windows;

using System.Windows.Controls;

using Windows.Phone.Speech.Recognition;

using Windows.System;

namespace AbundantCodeWP8

{

  public partial class MainPage : PhoneApplicationPage

  {

   public MainPage()

   {

     InitializeComponent();

   }

   private void Button_Click_1(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

   {

     var percentage = GetBatteryPercentage();

     MessageBox.Show(percentage);

   }

   public string GetBatteryPercentage()

   {

     return Windows.Phone.Devices.Power.Battery.GetDefault().RemainingChargePercent.ToString();

   }

}

}
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