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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.



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.


WP7 Launchers and Choosers - A WP7Dev should know

Windows Phone 7 launchers and choosers enable users to perform common tasks in WP7 device by providing a consistent user experience throughout the Windows Phone application development platform. I already covered many of the Launchers and Choosers in my blog. On popular demand, I am sharing them in this single page post. I hope, this will be helpful for you to get started with the Windows Phone 7 launchers and choosers very quickly.

 

Let’s start discussing about launchers and choosers followed by links to all the launchers and choosers.


Learn about RadDiagnostics for retrieving Exception Details using the Telerik Controls for WP7

Telerik introduces a new component called “RadDiagnostics” in their Q1.2012 release. RadDiagnostics component enables an application developer to receive crash reports and other debugging information from the end user of the application.

 

As a WP7Dev, you may want to include a functionality in your application which will mail you the stack trace and other debugging information. This post will guide you to implement the same functionality in your Windows Phone app using the Telerik controls. Continue reading to learn more about it.


Learn about RadPhoneApplicationFrame for Page Animations using the Telerik Controls for WP7

Currently I am working on a Windows Phone 7 application using the Telerik controls and learning a little more bit about the controls present in their library. So, I thought to share the same in my blog for next few days. If you are using these controls, it will help you to learn very quickly.

 

As a WP7Dev, you might want to build a stunning application with an animation to the page navigation or orientation changes. This article will help you to do so by using the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone 7. Continue reading to learn more about the APIs and the implementation steps.


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.



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.


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.


How to Retrieve Contact Information in WP7 using the AddressChooserTask?

In the last post, we learnt “How to Save Contact in WP7 using the SaveContactTask?” Today in this small post we will learn how to retrieve saved contacts in WP7 using the Windows Phone 7 SDK APIs.

 

If you are developing any application for Windows Phone 7 and wants to provide user an option to get any contact details (e.g. Contact Name, complete Address of the Contact), AddressChooserTask class will allow you to get such information of the selected contact. Continue reading to get more details about this API.


How to Save Contact in WP7 using the SaveContactTask?

Windows Phone 7 SDK exposes API to provide user option to save any contact to the Contact list. In your app you may want to include contact saving option. This small post will help you to understand the API and after that, you will be able to use it in any of your applications.

 

The SDK has a sealed class called SaveContactTask, which you can use to implement this feature. Continue reading to know more about the class and implementation steps.


How to Launch the WP7 Media Library using the PhotoChooserTask?

Sometime in our application, we want to launch the Media Library of the Windows Phone 7 device and also want to provide user the option to view any existing image from that library. So if you want to do this, how will you implement the code?

 

Windows Phone 7 SDK provides provides API to do this. Using the PhotoChooserTask you can actually launch the photo chooser application and handle the selected image. Continue reading to read more about this process from this small tips.

 
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