How to Save Ringtones in WP7 using the SaveRingtoneTask?



Continuing my Windows Phone 7 Tutorials on Launchers and Choosers. Today in this blog post we will discuss about the Windows Phone 7 class named “SaveRingtoneTask”. We will first describe about the internal class implementation of the SDK itself. Later we will see how to implement it in your application.

 

Continue reading to learn about the API and code implementation. Don’t forget to share your thoughts and feedbacks at the end in the comments section. Also, share this to your friends/colleagues who might feel it useful too.



How to Share Links from WP7 to Social Networking Sites using the ShareLinkTask?



Do you want to create an application or game for your Windows Phone 7 that can share links to various social networking sites of users choice? Then this post will help you to integrate the same in your application.

 

Continue reading the complete post to know more about the API, the internal implementation of the WP7 SDK and the way to include it in your application. Don’t forget to share your feedback and if you like the post, please share it to others as this might be helpful for them too.


Download Free eBooks on Windows7



Today I received a great offer from my blog partner who is giving away few eBooks on "Windows 7" for my blog readers. In this post, I am going to share 3 FREE eBooks on the same topic. You can request to download by clicking the "Request Now" button

 

Stay tuned to get more free eBook offers on various topics.


Why VisualStudio is taking a huge time to Load Components while debugging?



Today while debugging a Silverlight application, I noticed that, my Visual Studio 2010 was taking too much time to load the referenced assemblies and the browser was freezing for some time while loading the XAP. First I thought that it is due to the solution file but after doing some investigation I noticed that it is happening for all Silverlight application.

 

Finally I found the solution and thought to share with you. In case you come across same situation, this post will help you to resolve it easily.


How to Share Status from WP7 using the ShareStatusTask?



Do you want to develop an application or game which will update your status or game result in some social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and/or Windows Live? Then this post will help you to integrate such task in your app.

 

Using “ShareStatusTask” of the Windows Phone 7 SDK, you can update your status line on the social networking sites. Continue reading the post for more details of the API and the implementation steps.


How to Compose SMS in WP7 using the SmsComposeTask?



In last few articles I was discussing on Launchers and Choosers of Windows Phone 7. In today’s blog post I am going to continue on that again. This time we will discuss on “SmsComposeTask” of the WP7 SDK, which you can use to create SMS from code.

 

SmsComposeTask launches the Messaging application with a new SMS message displayed and requires user intervention to send the message. Continue reading to learn in depth of the API implementation and uses of the API.


How to Retrieve Email Address in WP7 using the EmailAddressChooserTask?



In last two blog posts we learnt how to save email address in WP7 and how to send email. We also learnt the internal implementation of the APIs used by the Windows Phone 7 SDK.

 

Today in this blog post we will explore how to retrieve email address from contact list with a simple example (including the internal implementation of the API). Don’t forget to provide your feedback. If you have any queries, let me know. I will try to answer you as early as I can.


How to Send Email in WP7 using the EmailComposeTask?



In the last blog post we learnt “How to Save Email Address in WP7 using the SaveEmailAddressTask?” where we shared code snippet of the internal implementation of the SaveEmailAddressTask along with the code implementation of a demo app.

 

Today in this blog post we will learn how to compose an email using the Windows Phone 7 SDK class called “EmailComposeTask”. Also sharing the decompiled version of the class, so that you can know the SDK implementation. Continue reading and at the end don’t forget to leave your feedback.


How to Save Email Address in WP7 using the SaveEmailAddressTask?



Do you want to build an application which will allow you to save an email address? Then this post will allow you to understand the API of Windows Phone 7 SDK. In this post we will learn about SaveEmailAddressTask class and it’s API with a simple demo.

 

Continue reading to learn about it. Also, I will share the code snippet of the internal implementation of the SaveEmailAddressTask, which will help you to understand the actual implementation of the API of WP7 SDK.


How to Retrieve Phone Number from Contacts in WP7 using the PhoneNumberChooserTask?



In the last blog post, we learnt “How to Call a Number in WP7 using the PhoneCallTask?” We also learnt, “How to Save Phone Number in WP7 using the SavePhoneNumberTask?” So, how can you programmatically retrieve a phone number from existing contact list?

 

This post will help you to understand it. After reading this post, you will be able to programmatically retrieve the phone number in your application (this requires user’s interaction) using the PhoneNumberChooserTask. Don’t forget to read the complete post as this will help you to know about the internal implementation of the SDK API too.


How to Call a Number in WP7 using the PhoneCallTask?



Last day we learnt “How to Save Phone Number in WP7 using the SavePhoneNumberTask?” There we discussed on the basics of the API and details about the implementation stuff with step-by-step details.

 

Today in this small blog post we will learn how to call a number programmatically in Windows Phone 7 by using the PhoneCallTask API. We will also know what are the limitations of this API class. Continue reading to know further.


How to Save Phone Number in WP7 using the SavePhoneNumberTask?



Do you want to integrate a task in your Windows Phone 7 application that will help users to save their contact details e.g. a phone number in their Contact List? If you want to do this, there is a class called SavePhoneNumberTask which will allow you to implement that task.

 

This small post will help you to understand the basics about the API and details about the implementation stuff with step-by-step details.


How to Search for a Contact in WP7 using the Contacts class?



In last two blog posts we learnt how to programmatically Save Contacts in WP7 and Retrieve Contact Information. Now after these, you may want to programmatically search for specific contact. So how to do this?

 

Windows Phone 7 SDK provides that API for you. You can use that API to asynchronously search for a contact by different parameters. Continue reading the complete post to learn more about the class and search mechanism. Don’t forget to read out my other blog posts too.


Monthly Summary - March 2012



Here comes the “Monthly Summary” post of March 2012. It was a hectic time for me and was busy with personal stuffs. During March 2012, I have published 9 blog posts, mainly on Windows Phone 7 development along with a good news that I have been officially added as the Telerik Insider.

 

In this post, sharing all the posts in category wise sorted for you, so that, you can find them easily from here.

 
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