Category: Windows Phone

Visual Assets Tab in Package Manifest file

The Visual Assets tab in the package manifest file lets the developers set the characteristics of the application’s title , splash screen and the images used within the application for various scenario. You will be able to specify the splash screen for your Windows Phone and Windows Store separately because the dimensions are different for phone and the tablet app. The Splash screen for the…

Application Tab in the Package Manifest file in Universal App

The Application tab in the package manifest file in the universal app lets the developers to set some of the application related information like name , description , default language etc. You can even restrict the preferred orientation of your app in this tab by selected one of the below options Landscape Portrait Landscape-flipped Portrait-flipped For a Windows Store App , you could set the…

Different Tabs in the Package Manifest file in Universal App

The package manifest file in the Windows Store App and Windows Phone app (universal app) lets the developers to describe some of the key information about the application like the name , necessary device capabilities that the app can use and the requirements for the device to install the app etc. The name of the file would generally be Package.appxmanifest. Different Tabs in the Package…

How to run the Universal App outside Visual Studio in Windows 10 ?

The Windows Store App built using the Universal App template in Visual Studio 2013 produces the .exe file which is available in the bin folder but when you double click on this exe folder , you will get an error message stating that “This application can only run in the context of an app container.” How to run the Universal App outside Visual Studio in…

How to Change the Start-up Project in Universal App ?

When launching the universal app from Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 , you can decide to run either the Windows Phone 8.1 project or Windows Store 8.1 app . How to Change the Start-up Project in Universal App ? To change the start-up project in Universal App when launching the app locally on Windows 8.1 PC , click the dropdown button that displays “Local Machine” and…

What is Suspension Manager in Windows Phone 8.1 App template ?

When you create a new Windows Phone 8.1 project using the Hub App or Pivot App template , you would notice that it contains a class called “SuspensionManager”. What is Suspension Manager in Windows Phone 8.1 App template ? It is a kind of helper class and provides the necessary properties and methods to load and store the state when the windows phone store app…

Sending SMS from a Windows Phone 8.1 App

Do you want to send SMS from your Windows Phone 8.1 App ? . You can use the ChatMessage class in Windows Runtime to do it. Sending SMS from a Windows Phone 8.1 App Here’s a code that demonstrates how to send SMS from a Windows Phone 8.1 App .

WP8.1 Dev Guide – Download and Install Windows Phone 8.1 SDK

To get started with the development of windows phone 8.1 apps , the developers should have the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK installed on their system . You can download Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows , a free tool that lets the developers to create Windows Phone and Windows Store apps, including universal Windows apps targeting all the Windows devices. The tools include the necessary…

How to Get the List of Appointments from the Calendar App in Windows Phone using C# ?

If you want to programmatically get the list of appointments from the calendar application of your Windows Phone device programmatically , you can use the Microsoft.Phone.UserData.Appointments. How to Get the List of Appointments from the Calender App in Windows Phone using C# ? Enable the ID_CAP_APPOINTMENTS in the WMAppManifest file and then create an instance of the Appointments class and call the SearchAsync method with…

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