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Monthly Summary - January 2012

Here comes the “Monthly Summary” of January 2012. During January 2012, I have published 16 blog posts with mix of mood. In this post, sharing all the posts in category wise sorted for you, so that, you can find them easily from here.

 

January was a great month for me. Celebrated 1 yr. of silverlight-zone.com. My Telerik and Codeproject MVP awards were renewed in this month. Also, I had a chance to visit Florida to attend the Telerik Influencers Summit. It was a hectic time at the end of the month.



WP7 Tips: How to Unpin an Application from the Start Screen?

Few days ago, I started with the Windows Phone 7 tips and published a post on “How to Pin an Application to the Start Screen?” where we demonstrated how to pin an application for easy access.

 

Today in this post, we will learn how to unpin the pinned application from Windows Phone 7 start screen. So, read on to learn it. Again, this is a beginner level tips & tricks to start with Windows Phone 7 device.


WP7 Tips: How to Pin an Application to the Start Screen?

Today in this blog post, I am going to start up few Windows Phone 7 tips which will be handy for you if you are a beginner and just started exploring your device.

 

In this first tips & tricks, I will show you how to pin an application from your application list to the start screen of your Windows Phone 7 device. As I told, this post is absolutely for the beginners.


Monthly Summary - December 2011

Here comes the “Monthly Summary” of posts published during December 2011. I have submitted 16 blog posts on mixed juice. In this post, I will summarize them category wise, so that, you can find them very easily.

 

December was a great month for me. I started a video tutorial series on Windows 8 Metro style application. If you didn’t watch them, find the links in this post. Follow my blog for latest articles, tutorials, tips and contests. “Like” my Facebook page for all Technical updates. Wish you a Happy New Year.


Betty Wallpapers - A WP7 Wallpaper Application by @Jebarson007

“Betty Wallpapers” is a small Windows Phone 7 application developed by my friend Jebarson Jebamony (aka. Jeba), Microsoft India. Using this application, you can search and download wallpapers and images from the web. It allows to search images with any key. It also has a settings panel, where you can configure various options related to your search parameter.

 

The installer of this application is less than 1MB in size and supports Windows Phone 7.5 or higher. You can install the Trial version (which has few settings OFF by default) and if you like it, purchase it from the Marketplace to support the development.


Received my MVB Certificate from DZone

You might know that, I have been awarded as Most Valuable Blogger (MVB) by DZone in August 2011. Today I received the MVB Certificate from them. In this post, I am sharing the same with you.

 

And again, thanks to all of you for your continuous support. Stay tuned with me on Twitter, Facebook and my Blog.



Monthly Summary - November 2011

Here comes our “Monthly Summary” post. During November 2011, I have submitted 12 blog posts here and this is the summary post of those blog threads categorized item wise. Find all the posts that I have published. In case you missed any one of them, this will help you.

 

As a quick note, stay tuned to our (KolkataGeeks) weekly webcast. All details are available in this page. Follow us and stay tuned on the cutting edge technologies.


How to use PlaySoundAction Behavior in WP7 Application?

Behaviors are most demanded feature to include in Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and/or WPF applications to implement proper MVVM pattern to do some UI level actions. These are pluggable on demand and don’t need any other extra code to integrate. Just a simple XAML change and you are done.

 

In this article, we will learn how to use the inbuilt “PlaySoundAction” behavior to add sound effect on button click. We will demonstrate it using Windows Phone 7 application. Read more to learn. Complete demonstration with images for each steps available.


Monthly Summary - October 2011 - 19 Posts You May Want to Recall

During October 2011, I have submitted 19 blog posts, among them 5 articles are there. I also received two awards from communities. In this post, I am going to share all the posts submitted here in my blog as separate category. This will help you to find out the proper post that you are searching in my blog.

 

As a short note, we (KolkataGeeks team) are proud to announce the Kolkata Developer Conference 2011 event. If you are in Kolkata, come and join the event; learn; discuss and win lots of goodies including Telerik Ultimate Collection license. Registration is going on.


Detecting System Information of WP7 Device

imageSometime we want to show the System Information to the user, whether it is an Application or a simple Game. We need to show those system specific information to the Windows Phone 7 user by using an System page. So, in such case, how will you fetch those information and show them to the user?

 

Well, this post will help you to understand it and let you know about this data in Windows Phone 7 device. Read to learn more about this topic.


Monthly Summary - September 2011 - 26 Posts You May Want to Read

During September 2011, we have seen a no. of product releases by Microsoft including Silverlight 5 RC, Expression Blend 5 Preview, Windows 8 Developer Preview, Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview and Windows Phone 7.1 SDK Final. It was a busy month, no doubt. I also did a no. of posts (26) in my blog which has 15 articles.

 

In this post, I am going to share all the posts submitted here in my blog as separate category. This will help you to find out the proper post that you are searching in my blog.



Know About WP7 System Tray - Tips to Show or Hide it

In Windows Phone 7, the System Tray is the small bar across the top of the screen in Portrait mode. It displays the Signal strength, Current time and Wi-Fi connection strength.

 

In this post, we will learn more about Windows Phone 7 System Tray. It is easy to write code to show or hide the tray. We will use a small demo to demonstrate it.


Download Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview (MSDN and Public)

Microsoft released Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview to the developer community. First they released it for the MSDN subscriber that means, it was available only for MSDN subscribers till the date it was announced. Now it is available for general public. You can now download it and start exploring the features. You can also start developing Windows 8 applications using this IDE.

 

In this post, I am going to share you the links for both MSDN and general public download. Grab it and start exploring.


Silverlight 5 Release Candidate is now Available - Download Silverlight 5 RC

Silverlight 5 Release Candidate is now available from Microsoft. They just released the RC build to public. You will be able to download it freely from Microsoft Download Center.

 

In this post, I am going to share the link of the Silverlight 5 RC Tools for Visual Studio 2010. Download it and start building your application. Make sure that, it's not in "Go-Live" license, so you can't deploy the Silverlight applications build with this release to production. This build is just for the developers to give the developers a chance to test their applications before they release the final version.


SQL Programming Joes 2 Pros - Authored by Pinal Dave

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The SQL developer needs to be able to create processes for the working database by using one of the many programming objects (like functions, stored procedures, constrains, or triggers). By creating objects that talk with SQL you simply the way other programs (like applications or web pages) can interconnect. These eternal programs only need to call on the names of your programming objects by name rather than needing to submit large pieces of advance code.

 

With SQL Programming Development (Volume 4 of 5) in the SQL Server Joes 2 Pros development series, you learn how programming objects work in SQL Server. This book has been authored by Rick A. Morelan, Pinal Dave and Jessica Brown. If you are a SQL Developer, you may like the series of the book.

 


Windows 8 Features new Ribbon UI in the Windows Explorer

Today Microsoft showcased Ribbon UI support in Windows Explorer of Windows 8. This features a nice look and feel to the User Interface by providing all the recommended tasks in one place using the Ribbon bar. We are all familiar with Ribbon bar which is currently present in Microsoft Office but this is the first time when they integrated it to the Windows OS by default.

 

I am really very excited to see this in Windows 8 and thought to share it with you. Hope you will also like it. Read the post to know more about it and also find the useful links and video at the end of the post.



How to Crop an object using Expression Blend?

Few days ago, I published a XAML Tips "How to Convert a Rectangle to a Path Control using Expression Blend?". Today in this post, we will discuss on another tips similar to that post. In this post, we will discuss on the steps to crop an element to give a desired output.

 

This post will help a beginner who just started designing XAML using Expression Blend. Hope, this small tip will help you to understand it in better way. Read to know more on this topic.


Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Release Candidate (RC) released – Download the Offline/Web Installer

Windows Phone 7.1 SDK Release Candidate (RC) is now available for download. Microsoft released this version with “Go Live” license, that means, you can now build production applications and submit them to the Marketplace. This build also empowers the developer to build applications and games both for WP7.0 and WP7.1 devices.

 

In this post, find the link to the web installer and standalone/offline installer. Download, install and start building your games or applications.


How to Convert a Rectangle to a Path Control using Expression Blend?

This will be a short tip of the day where I will show you the way to convert a Rectangle or a Ellipse control to a Path control. If you are not familiar with Expression Blend and currently working with it to design your UI, this tip will definitely help you in various scenarios.

 

Let’s start with a small demonstration using Rectangle control. You can do the same for Ellipse too. Read to know more.


RelativeSource Binding in Silverlight

Sometime we need to bind the same data in different properties of the same control. For example, in some cases we need to show text in a TextBlock and also want to show the same text as a Tooltip to that TextBlock control.

 

How to do it? It's very easy to bind the same value twice in the control. But is there any other way to implement the same? Let us discuss this today in this blog post. If you are not aware of it till date, you will definitely like.

 
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