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Learn How to Build a WP7 Picture Gallery App and Win Telerik Licenses

Telerik Team recently published a Picture Gallery application for Windows Phone demonstrating how to create a native Windows Phone client for Flickr or any other image hosting service. The app is freely available with source code.

 

You can use this source code and modify it to extend to a better application of your choice. Don’t forget to tweet this post as it will give you a chance to win Telerik RadControls license for WP.



“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.


How to Market yourself with your WP apps quickly?

Many of us build Windows Phone applications and we try to market ourselves and/or our apps. Writing the same code for all the apps is not a big tough but why to write? That’s why I wrote a single code file for my apps and thought to share it with you.

 

Let’s begin with the source code and if you have more to share for other developers, post in the comment section and help them to code easily.


Benefits of using Telerik “RadDataBoundListBox” in Windows Phone Application

Almost all of us use ListBox control in our Windows Phone applications to load a no. of records in the screen. Telerik provides their own ListBox control named as "RadDataBoundListBox" which has lots of additional features and performance benefits compare to default Silverlight ListBox.

 

Today in this post, we will jumpstart with the RadDataBoundListBox and see the benefits of using it in our applications.


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.



How to Share Internet Connection from WP7 Device?

Do you know that, you can easily share the internet connection of your Windows Phone 7 device to your Laptop? Yes, you can share the phone’s data connection to other devices using the Wi-Fi broadcasting.

 

In this blog post, I will share you the steps which will be helpful for you to faster connect to the net in your Laptop and share the data connection from your mobile device.


Register for Windows Phone Webcast Series

Are you waiting for the big turning point in your professional life? This is the age of Apps and an idea is all it takes. So hone your skills by getting the latest training on Windows Phone Application Development.

 

Microsoft is organizing a 5 days webcast on Windows Phone Series for 2 hours daily. Take part of it and learn more on Windows Phone application development.


Beginners Guide to Windows Phone Development (#WPDev) Tutorials

On popular demand, I came up with this blog post. In this page, I composed all the articles, tips & tricks, problem & solutions that a Windows Phone Developer should know.

 

This list is not a complete list and I will add more links to this page once I complete more articles and tips on WPDev. So, bookmark it for your future reference and to get all the latest updates on Windows Phone 7 Application Development.


How to detect whether Music is playing in WP Background

If your Windows Phone application needs to play some sort of music but you don’t know whether the device is already playing it in the background, what will you do?

 

Today in this small Tips & Tricks we will learn how to detect whether music is playing in your Windows Phone 7 device. When the player is playing media files in the background, you can easily detect it by following some simple steps.


Solution for “FrameworkDispatcher.Update has not been called exception” in WP XNA

While working with the XNA Framework in Windows Phone 7 application, you might face an exception which says “Invalid Operation Exception” with a message “FrameworkDispatcher.Update has not been called”.

 

This exception generally occurs when you are working with the sound effects. In this post, we will discuss about this exception and the solution to fix it.



Nokia Camera Extras are now available for Lumia Phones

As declared in June, Nokia rolled out “Camera Extras” for Windows Phone 7.5 Lumia devices. To get this application, you must upgrade your phone OS to 7.10.8773.x which was released in US and China from 22nd June and all other countries during various time frame of July.

 

The Camera Extras includes “Smart Group Shots”, “Action Shots”, “Panorama” and “Self-Timer” showcased for Windows Phone 8. Continue reading to get more info and download link.


How to Deploy XAP File in a Windows Phone Emulator?

This post is with response to a question asked by my friend Abhimanyu. Yesterday he asked me whether it is possible to test the Windows Phone app on computer by installing in emulators?

 

I answered him personally but thought to write a post on the same with proper steps so that, if you want to deploy any Windows Phone XAP file in your emulator to test it, this post will guide you.


“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.


Nokia is coming up with Camera Extras and Software Updates for Lumia in June-July

Nokia announced that, they are coming up with a new Software Update for Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 in June – July timeframe. According to their announcement, this will be available in US and China from 22nd June and all other countries will get the update during July. You can get this update through Zune software. According to Nokia this update will be required for the new applications to work in Lumia 710 and 800.

 

Among the software updates, the most important update will be the Camera Extras which will include “Smart Group Shots”, “Action Shots”, “Panorama” and “Self-Timer” showcased for Windows Phone 8. Continue reading to know more about the Camera Extras.



What’s New in Windows Phone 8?

Yesterday in Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft announced the new features of Windows Phone 8 consists of some interesting stuffs those coming in the way. Microsoft also announced that the existing devices running Windows Phone 7.x will not get the update of WP8, but there will be a update for those devices which will call as “Windows Phone 7.8”. Check out the post “Can we Upgrade our WP7 Device to Support WP8?” for more details about WP7.8 update.

 

Many of you might attended the Summit In-Person or Live from web. In this post, I will share the points on “What’s New in WP8” for you to bookmark for future. If you missed the event, this post will give you brief idea about what is coming next in Windows Phone 8. Continue reading.


Can we Upgrade our WP7 Device to Support WP8?

Today in the Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft clearly mentioned that, there will not be any kind of upgrades of Windows Phone 8 in Windows Phone 7.x devices. Instead of that, they will throw a upgrade to WP7.8 for all the WP7.x handsets to fulfill the transitions between Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.

 

This post will cover the new interesting stuff (from the Windows Phone Summit) that Windows Phone 7.8 will have to give you a look & feel of Windows Phone 8.


What’s New in Telerik RadControls for WP7 Q2.2012 Release?

Telerik released the sixth major version of RadControls for Windows Phone 7 (Q2.2012) on 11th June 2012. There are many new controls in this new release demanded by many developers. Now those controls are here for you. Get the latest bits and start using them.

 

In this post, I will share you the direct download link from where you can get the trial version of the product. If you have a license, you can get the full version from your Telerik account. Also, in this post I will share what are the new controls available in this release.


Kolkata Developer Conference 2012 - Slides of my WP7 Session on Telerik RadControls

On 26th May 2012, we (KolkataGeeks) organized Developer Conference 2012 at Kolkata. The event was organized by Microsoft User Group Kolkata (KolkataGeeks). It is the premier technical event for technology professionals at Kolkata interested in learning, connecting and exploring latest Microsoft technologies.

 

In this event, I delivered one hour Technical Presentation and showcased Demos using Telerik Rad Controls for Windows Phone 7. In this blog post, I will share the slide of my WP7 session as well as few snaps from the Album. Continue reading for further details.

 
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