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 […]
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 […]
This is one of the common question asked by few developers or Windows phone users. Can the PDF file be saved in the Media Library of Windows Phone? The Media Library of Windows Phone allows the users to save only the Images and hence there is no possibility to save PDF or files of any […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
Below is a sample code snippet that demonstrated how the developers can use the ConnectionSettingsTask launcher to launch the windows phone device’s Bluetooth settings app from the Windows Phone 8 App. How to Launch the Device Bluetooth Settings App from the Windows Phone 8 App?
Below is a sample code snippet that demonstrated how the developers can use the ConnectionSettingsTask launcher to launch the windows phone device’s Wifi settings app from the Windows Phone 8 App. How to Launch the Device Wifi Settings App from the Windows Phone 8 App?
The Windows Phone 8 SDK includes the Windows Storage API which can be used in the Windows Phone 8 app to store and retrieve data from the Storage. The Windows Phone 7 SDK already provided the IsolatedStorage APIs. Which one to use? IsolatedStorage File or Windows Storage API. The answer is simple. If you are […]
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 […]