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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.



Solution for “The program can't start because MFPlat.dll is missing from your computer”

Are you facing any issue deploying your Windows Phone 7 application in the emulator or, are you facing any issue while opening the Windows Phone 7 emulator? Is it stating some System Error while finding “MFPlat.dll”? If you are facing the similar issue, this post will help you. Do bookmark this post and share to others, so that, if anyone is facing the same will resolve it easily.

 

In this post, I will tell you the background of the issue and the solution to fix this problem. If you have any other alternative, do share it here and help the other person. Read more to find out the issue and it’s solution.


Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 18-September-2011 to 24-September-2011

Fourth week of the month and I came with the Weekly News Digest of Silverlight-Zone.com. Since last 2 weeks, top posts were on the future of Silverlight. Is Silverlight dead or still it is alive? Read more on this topic from various Silverlight authors.

 

In this post, I am also going to share the daily news digest links of the week. In case you missed to read this week’s post, you can find them here. Stay tuned @SilverlightZone on Twitter for daily updates. We are also available on Facebook. Like our facebook page to stay tuned on the updates.


Solution for “Tool makepri.exe cannot be found. Please install Windows Modern SDK”

In Windows 8 if you installed Visual Studio 11 separately, you may notice the error “Tool makepri.exe cannot be found. Please install Windows Modern SDK” while building Metro Style Windows application. What is that and how to resolve this issue?

 

In this post I will discuss about this issue and will also give you the solution. If you are facing the similar issue, read to find out more.


Step-by-Step Tutorial to Setup Windows8 in VMWare

In this article, I will guide you to setup a Windows 8 Virtual Machine in VMWare environment. Just follow the steps mentioned here and you will be done with the installation. I will use the 32bit Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO image to mount for the installation step. If you have bootable drive, you can directly use that.

 

The step-by-step process will show you creation of new Virtual Machine and then the installation of Windows 8 Developer Preview version in the VM. Read the complete post to find out more.


How to Setup Sprint or Iterations in a Telerik TeamPulse Project?

Last day we discussed on project creation in TeamPulse team management solution. If you didn’t yet read it, follow this post here: “How to Create a New Telerik TeamPulse Project?” where we discussed the project creation step-by-step.

 

Today in this article, we will use that project and will show you how to create Sprints/Iterations inside your TeamPulse project, so that, you can plan your sprint/iteration properly for your team. In the next article, we will learn how to use iterations and add stories for each sprint. Let’s discuss on the iteration creation and deletion of it in depth.



Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 11-September-2011 to 17-September-2011

It was a busy schedule this week and we experienced the latest news in Microsoft front. In BUILD event, Microsoft released Windows 8 Developer Preview, Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview along with .Net 4.5 and Expression Blend 5 Developer Preview. After build session, people started discussing on the future of Silverlight and hence during the week this topic was top demanded.

 

Top posts were from @JeremyLikness, Scott M. Fulton, @mossyblog, Janvanderhaegen and Jonathan Allen. Find the top 5 posts of the week as well as daily digest links in this post.


Download ISO / Offline Installer of Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

Visual Studio 11 provides an integrated development experience that spans the entire lifecycle of software creation from architecture to code creation, testing and beyond. This release adds support for Windows 8 and HTML 5, enabling you to target platforms across devices, services and the cloud.  Find the link to download the standalone/offline installer (ISO) of the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview.


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.


How to Create a New Telerik TeamPulse Project?

Yesterday, in the post “TeamPulse - A Project Management Solution from Telerik”, we discussed about Telerik TeamPulse application. We discussed about installation requirements and also shared the links to download the TeamPulse.

 

In this post, we will learn how to create a TeamPulse project for your team, so that you can manage your stories, bugs and check the status of each individual story. Read more to learn about it.


TeamPulse - A Project Management Solution from Telerik

Telerik TeamPulse - A Project Management Solution from TelerikTeamPulse is a project management solution from Telerik based on Agile best practices. You can manage your team project using this Silverlight based tool to actively collaborate between team members, track progress of project.

 

It is a web based Silverlight application, where you can track your project status and other information. In this post, I will share you details about this project management solution, link to download the installer and other stuffs. If you want to explore it, download the installer and setup the solution now.


 
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