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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 Fetch Twitter Profile Information using jQuery?

Do you want to show your Twitter profile information (like no. of followers count, status count, location, website URL etc.) in your webpage? Then this post will help you to fetch your profile details from Twitter.

 

In order to implement it, we will use jQuery to fetch the JSON object from Twitter API and populate all the necessary information. Continue reading to know further about the implementation.


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.


A Collection of ReSharper 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Today in this blog post, I will cover all the Keyboard Shortcuts of ReSharper 7 in default Visual Studio scheme. JetBrains recently released their new version of ReSharper with lots of new features and enhancements which generally improve application development productivity.

 

If you are new to ReSharper or just upgraded to ReSharper 7, this post will definitely help you to bookmark the keyboard shortcuts in front of your desk.


Visual Studio 2012 is releasing on 15th August 2012

Yes, you read the title right. Just after the announcement of Windows 8 RTM, Microsoft announced the release date of Visual Studio 2012. The final product will be available to MSDN subscribers and general public on 15th August 2012.

 

Visual Studio 2012 virtual launch event will be organize by S. Somasegar and Jason Zander on 12th September 2012. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch it live.


Windows 8 Released to Manufacturing (RTM)

Microsoft announced that, today they released the new Windows 8 operating system to the Windows 8 OEM and manufacturing partners. Side-by-side they also announced the general availability of Windows Store today for the MSDN Subscribers.

 

This is the first step towards the general availability of Windows 8 to the consumer and everyone is now looking for the date (26th October 2012) when it will be available for general public.



MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide

Finally the “MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide” book authored by Johnny Tordgeman is available in the market. I was the Technical Reviewer of this book along with Evan Hutnick, who works as a Developer Evangelist at Telerik.

 

In short, this book will provide all that you need to know to pass the Microsoft Silverlight 4 dev exam (70-506). Find more about this book and publisher link to buy it online.


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.


How to Create an AdRotator using JavaScript?

If you are ASP.Net developer, you might be aware of the AdRotator control. The AdRotator control is used to display a sequence of ad images from an XML file which stores the ad information in proper format.

 

But if you want to use the same in a non-asp site, how can you develop it? Exactly, I was looking for such answer for one of my friend and later found a solution which uses plain JavaScript to build the adrotator in a simple HTML page. A simple knowledge of JavaScript coding can help you on this. In this post, I will share the same code with you. So, if you want to implement it, you can take direct reference from here.


 
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