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Showing posts with label WP7. Show all posts

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.

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.

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.

Microsoft Windows Phone (WP7) Camps Now in your City, WP7Dev Get Ready

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 camps now in your city. If you are in India, you can now join the WP7 Camps in 6 major cities across India. Starting from 17th February to 29th February it will happen in Delhi, Bangalore, Indore, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Trivandrum.


If you are in near by cities and want to join the camp, find the date and address in this post. Enjoy the event with Windows Phone influencers and learn more from them.

How to download and save images in WP7 Media Library?

Sometime we may need to download images from external location to our Windows Phone 7 Media Library. Few days ago, I tried to implement the same in one of my application. Initially, I thought that it is very easy to implement but later noticed the complexity. I did few R&D with Mayur Tendulkar to implement the same and came up with a solution. Thanks to Mayur for helping me out.


It this post, I will discuss the way of implementation of it with the full code snippet. Continue reading to check out the downloading mechanism of external images to Media Library.

Working with WP7 RadBusyIndicator control from Telerik

Busy Indicator is a tool which you can add in your Silverlight or WP7 application to show a loading indication to your user while doing some sort of operations. This is just to let the user know that something is going on.


Here in this article, we will learn how to use Telerik BusyIndicator control in your Windows Phone 7 and let the user know that some operations are going on in the background.

Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 29-January-2012 to 04-February-2012

Here comes the most popular 5 posts of the week (29th January 2012 to 4th February 2012) at silverlight-zone.com. This week most viewed posts were from Daniel Rubino, @f5Debug, SilverSpot, Barry Lapthorn and Joe Mayo.


Read more to find out the popular links read by the developer community. Don’t forget to follow @SilverlightZone on Twitter. Become a “Fan” of our Facebook Page by clicking the “Like” button to stay updated. Subscribe to our Newsletter in case you want to get digest mail notification.

Register for Q1 Release Webinar by Telerik - Sharpen your .Net Ninja Skills

It’s time for you to sharpen your .Net Ninja skills. The latest Telerik release is just around the corner and Telerik has tons of new stuff to show off. If you are eager to see the new bits and sharpen your .NET skills, be sure to sign up for Release Webinar Week.


This 3-day event is packed with hour-long webinar sessions on the coolest new features shipping with the Q1 2012 release.  Release Webinar Week will be held on February 20 – 22, so mark your calendars and win some cool stuffs from Telerik.

Monthly Summary - January 2012

Here comes the “Monthly Summary” of January 2012. During January 2012, I have published 16 blog posts with mix of mood. In this post, sharing all the posts in category wise sorted for you, so that, you can find them easily from here.


January was a great month for me. Celebrated 1 yr. of silverlight-zone.com. My Telerik and Codeproject MVP awards were renewed in this month. Also, I had a chance to visit Florida to attend the Telerik Influencers Summit. It was a hectic time at the end of the month.

Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 15-January-2012 to 21-January-2012

Here comes the weekly Silverlight-Zone digest for the week 15th January 2012 to 21st January 2012. This week major posts were on Silverlight and Windows Phone 7.

Popular posts were from Christine L., who showcased "Water ScrollViewer", a must read if you didn't yet read; followed by Steve Adey, Stephan Wick, @dotMorten and @mbcrump. Read the complete post to find out the popular 5's and links towards the daily news digest, if you missed any one issue, you can get it here.

PUG Presents 4 days WP7 Development Training Program

Pune User Group in association with Microsoft is hosting a 4 days FREE training program for technology professionals in Pune. In this training program, attendees will learn about application development for Microsoft Windows Phone devices.

Registration for this training program is absolutely FREE for any technology professional, who wants to learn Windows Phone Application Development. Continue reading this post to know more about this program, session agenda and venue details. At the end, submit 3 applications and claim your FREE Windows Phone 7 device. See you all there.

Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 08-January-2012 to 14-January-2012

Here comes the weekly news digest of Silverlight-Zone.com. We submitted around 60 new links during 8th January 2012 to 14th January 2012 in our Silverlight or WP7 portal.


Read more to find out which are the top 5 posts of the week. Also sharing the daily digest links at the end of this post.

WP7 Tips: How to Unpin an Application from the Start Screen?

Few days ago, I started with the Windows Phone 7 tips and published a post on “How to Pin an Application to the Start Screen?” where we demonstrated how to pin an application for easy access.


Today in this post, we will learn how to unpin the pinned application from Windows Phone 7 start screen. So, read on to learn it. Again, this is a beginner level tips & tricks to start with Windows Phone 7 device.

Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 01-January-2012 to 07-January-2012

Here comes this week’s (1st January 2012 to 7th January 2012) news digest on Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, LightSwitch and Metro UI. We have submitted ~63 new article links at Silverlight-Zone.com.


Read more to find out the top 5 posts of the week. Also, find out the daily digest links here. Sharing those here too, in case you missed those it will be helpful. Subscribe to our daily newsletter to get those links directly delivered to your inbox.

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