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Here comes the 6th Windows Phone application from me named “Emergency Dialer”. This application is freely available in the Marketplace and I hope, this will be helpful for you and your parents for sure.


I am dedicating this phone app to all the senior citizens who need to contact their doctor, nurse or family members in emergency. Sharing herewith few snaps and downloadable link.

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Microsoft just announced that, “Windows Store” is now open for all developers across 120 markets all over the world. Till date it was only available to the company accounts and no individual registration was possible.


This announcement will now bring more developers under a roof to build Windows 8 Style applications for Windows Store. Continue reading for more information.

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You might be aware that, we don’t have any Start button in Windows 8 RTM. As you are not comfortable with the new Start Screen, hence sometime it is difficult to Shutdown, Restart or Hibernate your PC.


In this post, we will create Start Screen shortcut icons to these power options for easy access. Continue for further step-by-step process.

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It’s celebration time for me as I have completed a 500 posts milestone in my blog and as announced, I am going to raffle few goodies to my blog followers for their support. This will have 4 different types of items to giveaway.


Don’t waste your time and enter to this small contest to Win subscription from Pluralsight, SQL Server Interview book from Pinal Dave/Vinod Kumar, Telerik license and more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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