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How to Launch the WP7 Application Details Page using the MarketplaceDetailTask?

In last two post, we learnt about How to search in the WP7 Marketplace using the MarketplaceSearchTask? and How to Launch the WP7 Marketplace Hub using the MarketplaceHubTask? Today in this small post, we will learn how to launch the application details page.

 

If you searched application in Marketplace using the marketplace client, you would familiar about the application details page. The details page consists of information about the application including install & share button and reviews section. You might want to add that page in your application. Continue reading to learn about the API.



How to Launch the WP7 Marketplace Hub using the MarketplaceHubTask?

In our previous Windows Phone 7 tips, we learnt how to search applications and/or music in the WP7 marketplace using the MarketplaceSearchTask API.

 

Today in this post, we will learn about the MarketplaceHubTask API to launch the Windows Phone 7 Hub client in your phone device. Using the code, you can also launch it in the phone emulator. Continue reading to learn more about it.


How to search in the WP7 Marketplace using the MarketplaceSearchTask?

In your Windows Phone 7 application, you may want to search for some application or music rom WP7 Marketplace. How will you do this? This small tips on Windows Phone 7 marketplace related API will help you to write code in your application.

 

You can easily achieve this by using the Marketplace Launchers task to call the search API. Continue reading to know more about it.


Download Visual Studio 11 Beta (Standalone/Offline Installer)

Microsoft launched Visual Studio 11 Beta and .Net Framework 4.5 Beta with lots of new, enhanced and improved features. Jason Zander, announced the availability of Visual Studio 11 beta and .Net Framework 4.5 beta in his Weblog on 29th February 2012.

 

Continue reading this post to find out the links towards the Web Installer as well as the Offline / Standalone Installer of Visual Studio complete suite.


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.


Microsoft Platform Guidance by Telerik is LIVE now

The Microsoft .NET platform, originally introduced in 2002, is mature and it provides developers with great options for creating software that can meet the requirements of any project. With many options, though, it can be difficult for today’s .NET developer to choose the correct .NET technologies for a project.

 

Addressing this problem, Telerik has assembled its senior technical leaders to produce the Microsoft Platform Guidance 2012. This document attempts to provide prescriptive guidance for .NET developers trying to determine the best .NET technologies to use for specific software challenges.


How to Unlock Your WP7 Device for Development?

If you have a Windows Phone 7 device and you are a WP7Dev, you may want to develop and test your WP7 application inside your device. All the time, the simulator doesn’t help us to test our application and hence you need the hardware device. The Phone 7 by default comes as a locked for development, but if you want, you can easily unlock it for testing and debugging purpose.

 

In this small post, I will help you to understand each steps in detail. Continue reading to be familiar with the process.


How to Enable Call Waiting Service in WP7?

If you are using Windows Phone 7 and want to activate the “Call Waiting Service”, this post will help you. You might came to this page by search engines if didn’t find any settings to activate this service in your phone. This post is not related to any sort of programming but just a small usages tips.

 

Continue reading and activate the service right now if you are searching for this.


 
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