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How to get the Geolocation in WP8?

If you are a WPDev and looking for a way to retrieve the Geo Location of the user and integrate that Geo Coordinates in your Windows Phone 8 application, this post will help you step-by-step to understand the API and the way to use it.

 

The Geolocator class provides us details about the user’s location. To use this class, you need to add proper capabilities to your application. Let’s start discussing on that.



Blog Reader app of kunal-chowdhury.com now available for WP

It’s a long time I was thinking to make a blog reader app for my blog kunal-chowdhury.com and finally it is now available in the Windows Phone store. Using this small app, you will be able to view the latest posts published in my blog.

 

Though the app is currently available for WP8 devices only, but I am going to push a downgraded version for WP7 devices very soon to the store.


“Easy Settings” - Settings page launcher app for WP8

One of my app named “Easy Connect” for Windows Phone 7 is one of the most download app in the Windows Phone store, which is an utility application to give you easy access to all the four connection settings page i.e. Airplane, Bluetooth, Cellular and Wi-Fi from a single page.

 

In Windows Phone 8, we can see some other settings page which are easily accessible by APIs. Thus I thought to build similar app for WP8.


Recap of #CSCJBPChapter monthly meet (July 2013)

It was the rainy morning when we started for the event. Few places already flooded due to heavy rain in the last night. Still we got a no. of attendees who came across to attend the 2nd C# Corner Jabalpur chapter event. Thanks to all of you who joined us.

 

In this post, I am sharing a recap of the event and the slides of the presenters for you who didn’t get chance to attend it.


How to Hide the UILayer of #Telerik RadRichTextBox?

The big boss again hit you “Hey buddy, I don’t want to see those movement layers in the inserted table those you are using in the Silverlight application”. Now as a developer what to do? You are using the Telerik RadRichTextBox in the application that you are building. Does it provide the functionality?

 

Today’s blog post is on that topic and here we will discuss, how to hide the movement layer from the table and then show it back again on need basis.


How to enable Text-to-Speech (TTS) in your #WP8 app

It was a most demanding features by the Windows Phone community to include the Text-to-Speech engine in Windows Phone and the WPDevs who were missing it in Windows Phone 7 can now use this feature in their Windows Phone 8 applications.

 

The TTS engine is now available in WP8 devices which you can easily integrate in your app. This small post will describe how to use it.



“Interest Calculator” - A Free Windows Phone app for you

One of my friend, who bought a Windows Phone recently, asked me to build an app for him which will calculate bank’s interest rate. He is more into the investment market and this would really help him. I accepted the idea and built this app for him.

 

First I thought to keep it as private but later made it public so, others can also use it on need. It’s a free app which you can download from the Windows Phone store (link available below).


How to Terminate WP8 Application Programmatically?

Though it’s not the common practice in Windows Phone application development, but you may want to terminate your Application programmatically on some special occasions. These occasions may vary in different cases.

 

In this post, we will learn how to kill the application programmatically so that, it should not reside in the memory unnecessarily when user hits back to come out from the application.


How to Install .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?

It was not as smooth as I thought while installing the Windows 8.1 as a fresh OS in my laptop. Though the OS and other major software installation was smooth, but I faced lots of issues while installing some software's that need .NET Framework 3.5.

 

Did lots of analysis, tried various methods to install the framework but all failed. At the end I got an perfect solution which resolved the problem. Thought to share in case you faced similar, will help you.


Awarded as #CSharpCorner MVP (2013)

It’s time again to share the happiest moment of my life with you, my friends and my blog’s readers. It’s the afternoon time when I came to know that, I have been awarded as “C# Corner MVP (Most Valuable Professional) 2013” for my contribution towards the C-SharpCorner community.

 

It was an wonderful moment when I saw my name between the 25 new MVPs awarded in this quarter. Congratulation to all the other MVPs for getting this recognition.


How to remove the GroupSeparator in Telerik’s RadNumericUpDown?

If you are a Silverlight developer and working with Telerik’s Rad control library, you might have seen that the RadNumericUpDown control always displays the value with a comma separator as per your system’s locale settings.

 

But have you ever came to a situation where your client wants to remove the comma separator from the control? You will not find any properties in-built in it. Let’s start today’s discussion with it.


 
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