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What are the Different Tile templates in Windows Phone 8?

The Windows Phone 8 SDK provides the developers with the option to use one of the below tile templates in their windows phone 8 app. 1. TemplateFlip 2. TemplateCycle 3. TemplateIconic What are the Different Tile templates in Windows Phone 8? The TemplateFlip provides the developers to display information in the front and the back side of the tile where the tile flips front and…

WP8 Error – Cannot clear the icon while in a list Parameter name: value

When using the ApplicationBar in the Windows Phone Application and dynamically setting the IconButtons from code behind , I encounter this error . Cannot clear the icon while in a list Parameter name: value The cause of the error and the fix is pretty straight forward . I was setting the IconUri of the ApplicationBarIcon button programmatically and the value of the IconUri was not…

Programmatically Go Back to Previous Page in Windows Phone App

The developers can use the NavigationService.GoBack method to navigate to the previous page of the Windows Phone App. When using the NavigationService.GoBack , it is necessary to check if the Navigation can go back using the property NavigationService.CanGoBack as shown below. Programmatically Go Back to Previous Page in Windows Phone App

Alternate Way of getting the Unique DeviceId in Windows Phone 8

The Windows Phone 8 SDK provides the PublisherHostId defined in the HostInformation class which can be used to get the Unique DeviceId in Windows Phone which is specific to the publisher. Alternate Way of getting the Unique DeviceId in Windows Phone 8 Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating how to get the Unique DeviceId in Windows Phone 8 using PublicherHostId. Note that the access…

Cross-Platform Conditional Compilation Symbol for Windows Phone

There are times when you want to build an app targeting different platforms in Windows using the conditional compilation with pre-processor directives. Cross-Platform Conditional Compilation Symbol for Windows Phone If you are targeting the Xbox platform, one may use the pre-processor directive XBOX, similarly if you are targeting the Windows Phone platform , you can use the WINDOWS_PHONE pre-processor directive as shown below. #if WINDOWS_PHONE…

Grammars available for Speech Apps in Windows Phone SDK

When implementing the speech recognition in the windows phone apps, we should use the predefined grammars to identify if the input is valid or not. There are generally 3 different types of grammars that can be used when implementing speech feature in your Windows Phone app. Grammars available for Speech Apps in Windows Phone SDK Built-In grammars – There are 2 types of built in…

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