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The TeamPulse Integration Service could not load the required TFS Client Libraries

If you just installed Telerik’s Team Pulse solution for your TFS synchronization, you might face the following error message that says “The TeamPulse Integration Service could not load the required Team Foundation client libraries”.

 

You might already searched for a solution online and came here to resolve the issue. So, let us discuss how to resolve it.



How to Crop an Image based on a Shape or Path control?

In the last post we discussed “How to Crop an Image using the WriteableBitmap class”. If you didn’t read it yet, first try to understand that before reading this post as we are going to use it in this post very frequently.

 

Today in this post we are going to learn how to crop an image in different shapes like rectangle, circle or any other different complex shapes programmatically.


How to Crop an Image using the WriteableBitmap class?

Some time we need to crop an image uploaded by user in Silverlight or Windows Phone applications. Sometime we also need to do a rotate transform or skew transform to the image before saving it. So, how to achieve it?

 

This blog post will cover the code with details using the WriteableBitmap class that comes with the SDK. Continue reading to know more about it.


How to create Image Stream of XAML Page using Telerik’s ExportExtension method?

Earlier days while working with Silverlight 2, it was very difficult to take a snapshot of the XAML page programmatically in Silverlight. Later WritableBitmap class helped us to take snapshot of any portion and save it as image.

 

Today I learnt something new to do this operation very easily using Telerik library methods and hence thought to share with you in this post.


Reason: Telerik RadHtmlPlaceholder control for Silverlight refuses to open certain Websites

Yesterday while working with Telerik’s RadHtmlPlaceholder control for Silverlight, I noticed that, it is unable to open certain websites and showing a message that says “The content cannot be displayed in a Frame”.

 

After doing an investigation, I came to know that, it is default behaviour of the control we can not handle. Let’s discuss more on the issue and the reason behind it.


Nokia revealed WP7.8 Features in Customer Feedback Survey

Windows Phone 8 is already in the market and people having the Windows Phone 7 device is waiting for the WP7.8 update to test few features that is already available in the WP8 devices because the WP7 devices can not be upgraded with the WP8 operating system.

 

WMPoweruser reported some new features which we will get in WP7.8 update from a Nokia Customer Feedback page, but it is still not officially confirmed yet.



Windows Phone Store now allows you to manually download and install XAPs in WP

WMPowerUser reported a new update in Windows Phone Store which allows you to download Windows Phone applications from the store manually to your desktop and later install them in your mobile.

 

I am not sure how this will benefit the user and developers both but let’s jump to a discussion and check it out.


#Win8Dev Tutorial: Serializing Objects in your WinRT Applications using XmlDeSerializer

As a Windows 8 Store application developer, we need to store and retrieve data to and from XML file stored in the application directory. There are various ways to store data in XML but this post will cover a simplest way to do that.

 

Here we will use a 3rd party extension in our application as assembly reference and use their XmlDeSerializer class to handle it easily. Keep reading to know more about it.


Windows 8 SDK Update with updated WACK Criteria for Win8Dev

The Windows 8 Software Development Kit (SDK) contains header libraries and a set of tools which you can use to develop Windows Store apps using technologies like Visual C#, Visual Basic, Visual C++ and/or JavaScript.

 

Recently a new version of the SDK has been published which you can grab from here. Also it has a new version of the WACK to validate your Windows 8 Store application branding.


Register for Windows Phone 8 Webcast Series

Last month Microsoft released Windows Phone 8 SDK and now they are organizing a 10 hours online webcast to train you in WP8 application development. In this webcast you will learn more about development from the experts.

 

In this post, find the session details, time table and the link to register for the free webcast event. Take part of it and enhance your Windows Phone skills.


#Win8Dev Tutorial: Working with the Windows 8 Clipboard in WinRT applications

The “Clipboard” is a user driven set of functions that enables an application to transfer data between applications or within an application. Windows 8 Store SDK defines a set of APIs to handle the OS clipboard in your application.

 

In this continued series of Windows 8 Store application development tutorial, we will learn more about the API and the way to integrate the Clipboard in your WinRT application.


 
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