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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.



How to Integrate HTML Color Code Generator in your Web Page?

If you are a web developer, many time you want to use a HTML Color Code Generator, which can give you proper hex-code for your selected color. Also, you might want to integrate a color palate in your web application for your user.

 

This post will help you to build a color palate in any web page and chose your color code from there. A sample and it’s code is attached here for your direct referral.


Applications for WP8 SDK Preview to be open for WPDev on 12th September 2012

Today Microsoft announced that they are near to the final release of WP8 SDK tools for developers after doing several testing by selected partners and developers. Though the final WP8 SDK will be available publicly later this year but they are going to open applications for limited developers.

 

If you are interested to getting your hands dirty with the new bits, read out the complete post for details.


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 Enable “Hibernate” Option in Windows 8 Power Menu?

If you have installed Windows 8 RTM, you might have noticed that the “Hibernate” option is missing in “Power Menu”. So you might want to activate this option in your Windows 8 Power Menu to enable the Hibernate in your system.

 

This blog post will help you to enable “Hibernate” option in your Windows 8 Power Menu. Continue reading to further know about it step-by-step.



Windows 8 Introduces New Sets of Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8 RTM is currently available for MSDN Subscribers and also a 90 days trial available for the general users. Microsoft already planned to release it for general consumers availability on 26th October 2012.

 

Windows 8 has some new sets of keyboard shortcuts which I am going to share here in this blog post. I hope, you will like it. So, continue reading.


How to Capture a Screenshot as File in Windows 8?

Today in this small post we will learn how to capture a screenshot of your installed applications in Windows 8 RTM. Whether it is desktop app or a Windows 8 app, you will be able to take screenshot by just pressing a key combination without installing any other software.

 

Not only that, the captured screenshot will be saved to your hard drive as an image file, so that you can directly access them. Continue to read more about it.


Register for Windows 8 AppFest at Bengaluru (September 2012)

Microsoft India presents Windows 8 AppFest, the world’s largest coding marathon for building great apps for Windows 8. It is going to happen on 21st and 22nd September 2012 at Bengaluru, Karnataka.

 

If you have the passion to learn and build a quality app for Windows 8 with the help of Microsoft Engineers and trainers, don’t forget to register for it to attend.


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.


Targeted .NET Framework in Visual Studio 2012

Did you install Visual Studio 2012 in a fresh new environment and willing to target your project for .NET Framework prior to Framework 4 but could not see the option to change to the older framework version? This post will help you in details.

 

Continue reading more to know about the default .NET Targeted Framework of Visual Studio 2012 and the steps to install additional framework version.


 
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