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Code Review and it’s Importance

As a developer we all write lots of code, we all try to write better code in our module and want to keep away those freaking bugs that pops up by the testers. Isn’t it? Then what is the need of doing a code review and spending those extra time for just a review process?

 

Whole day everyone is busy with their module, so who has the time for this unnecessary work? Is it really unnecessary? Let’s check it out in today’s blog post. I hope, you are excited to read it.



Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook

One of my friend, Abhishek Sur (Microsoft MVP, Client App Dev), recently published a book titled "Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook" covering basic usage of Visual Studio 2012 IDE, its various components and better utilization of the tool.

 

This post is just an announcement of the book and introduce you with the content of it. If you are willing to buy, find herewith the links of different store.


How to Create Appointment in WP8 using SaveAppointmentTask?

In the last blog post, we learnt “How to Share a Media File from WP8 using the ShareMediaTask?” which was a launcher available in Windows Phone 8 SDK. Similarly there are few more launchers available in the SDK by which you can launch WP8 specific applications programmatically.

 

Today in this blog post we will learn how to create an appointment in Windows Phone 8 using the API named “SaveAppointmentTask”. Continue reading for details.


How to Share a Media File from WP8 using the ShareMediaTask?

If you are a Windows Phone 8 application developer, you might want to implement a functionality to share a media (say, a picture) from your media library or camera library. So, how can you do that? Windows Phone 8 SDK provides you an API by which you can implement the same easily.

 

Today in this post, we will learn about the API and the implementation steps in a Windows Phone application. If you are looking for it, this will be an ideal solution for you.


Debugging Code Efficiently in Visual Studio with the DebuggerDisplay Attribute

It is sometime difficult when you have a bunch of properties exposed from a class and you just need few of them while debugging a code block. Sometimes it becomes even more complex when you have a collection of that class.

 

Is there any easiest way to improve the code debugging in Visual Studio? Yes, there is. In this post we are going to learn this technique if you have never used it yet.


What is the use of Dispatcher object in XAML Technology?

What is Dispatcher object and why to use it in application?” - It’s a common question asked by beginners working in various XAML technologies like Silverlight, Windows Phone etc. I came to such instances many time when the developer has no clue about “Cross Thread Exception”.

 

That is the reason I wanted to publish this post mentioning the use of this Dispatcher object, mainly when you are getting an “Invalid cross-thread access” exception.



“Learn Country Capitals” - A Free Windows Phone application now in Store

Here comes my new Windows Phone application in the Windows Phone Store. The application is free for you to use. Kids can learn capitals of countries using this app. Not only this, you can anytime search on this app to query about the capital of a country.

 

This is my 8th Windows Phone app and dedicating it to all Windows Phone users. Continue to get the downloadable link and few screenshots of the application.


Showing Geolocation in Browser using HTML5 and JavaScript

Few days ago, we learned about “Easy Form Validation using HTML5”. Hope, you liked that post. Today we will explore another new great feature of HTML5 with complete code analysis and simple but easy to understandable demo.

 

HTML5 exposes geolocation API to get the geographical location of user. Today we will focus our discussion on this topic. So, continue reading.


Easy Form Validation using HTML5

Writing validation logic using JavaScript in a HTML form is not an easy way. We all have seen it in HTML4 but what’s new in HTML5? Will it provide us easy way to validate the form with writing a small piece of code only?

 

Today we will be talking about this validation stuffs in HTML5. But as usual, all the browsers don’t support all of them but a good start to think for future.


“Quotes of Vivekananda” - A Free motivational Quote app for Windows

Recently I had shown few of my Windows Phone application to few people and connected with one “Mahatma” (Guru) and inspired by him I built a “Quotes of Vivekananda” application for the sake of Swami Vivekananda lovers.

 

I am dedicating this application to all the followers of Vivekananda who need the bless and inspiration from his great quotes.


“Emergency Dialer” - A Free Contact Dialler app for Windows Phone

Here comes the 6th Windows Phone application from me named “Emergency Dialer”. This application is freely available in the Marketplace and I hope, this will be helpful for you and your parents for sure.

 

I am dedicating this phone app to all the senior citizens who need to contact their doctor, nurse or family members in emergency. Sharing herewith few snaps and downloadable link.



The target “GetCopyToOutputDirectoryContentProjectItems” does not exist in the project

At the time of developing your Windows Phone 7 application, you might see a build error. The build error describes as “The target ‘GetCopyToOutputDirectoryContentProjectItems’ does not exist in the project”.

 

This small post will describe you the solution to fix this error and build your WP7 apps smoothly. Continue reading and if you still face the issue, let me know.


“Random Quotes” - A Random Motivational Quotes application for Windows Phone

My 5th Windows Phone application is now in Windows Phone Marketplace which you can download for free and motivate yourself and your friends with random motivational quotes. It provides sharing functionality to share the quotes in social networking sites.

 

The app has been designed using the Telerik controls and I am confident that, it will be the best quote app in the marketplace. Keep reading to know more about this free application, few screenshots of it and get the downloadable link to install it in your device.


“ABC For Kids” - Windows Phone Application designed for Kids

My 4th Windows Phone application named “ABC For Kids” is now available in Windows Phone Marketplace. This application is for Kids, who can play with this application to learn Alphabets, Words, Numbers and Colors. Parents can help them to check their kids learning skills using this application.

 

Find details about the application and the downloadable link from Windows Phone 7 marketplace. Don’t forget to rate the app and share your feedback.


Monthly Summary - April 2012

Here comes the “Monthly Summary” post of April 2012. Last month I published 14 blog posts, among them 12 was on “How to” series of my Windows Phone 7 Tutorial for developers.

 

In this summary post I am going to share them in a single page, so that, you can find them very easily. Continue reading to find out all the Windows Phone 7 tutorial series. Don’t forget to check out the API implementations of the SDK in the “How to” posts.


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.



Monthly Summary - February 2012

Here comes the “Monthly Summary” of February 2012. During February 2012, I have published 11 blog posts with mix categories. In this post, sharing all the posts in category wise sorted for you, so that, you can find them easily from here.

 

In February, I published three Windows Phone 7 applications which are absolutely free to download. I am sharing them here for your easy access.


“Untiny URL” - Another WP7 Utility Application in Marketplace

My 3rd Windows Phone 7 application called “Untiny URL” is now available in WP7 Marketplace. This application extracts the shortened URL and previews the complete URL in the screen.

 

Don’t forget to try it out and provide your valuable ratings and feedback in the marketplace. Find out more about the application and marketplace URL.


“Easy Connect” - a Small WP7 Utility Application in Marketplace

Here comes my 2nd Windows Phone 7 application in the Marketplace named “Easy Connect” to provide you easy access to the connectivity settings page in your device. Finding each page in the settings is little bit difficult and hence here is my application to help you.

 

Find details about the application and the free downloadable links from Windows Phone 7 marketplace. Don’t forget to review the app and share your feedback.


“Wallpaper Downloader” - My First WP7 Application in the Marketplace

My first Windows Phone 7 is now in the Marketplace. It is a small application to fetch images and provide option to the user to save that image to the WP7 device so that you can set it as Phone background.

 

Find the link mentioned below in the post and download it in your WP7 mobile for free. Don’t forget to provide your Review.

 
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