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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

8 Great WP8 Features We Now Know

Windows Phone 7 was Microsoft's closely guarded secret; Windows Phone 8, however, has been the least guarded one. A while back, a video ...
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EntityFramework & WP: Part 2

This is a continuation of my last post Entity Framework & Windows Phone: Part 1 where we walked through the steps to create a simple dat...
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Windows 8 Metro: Add settings to your application

Almost every application you write needs to expose an user interface that let the user change the configuration. In common desktop applicati...
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Telerik Silverlight & WPF Controls Q2’12 SP1 Release is Here - with PivotGrid CTP

In keeping with one of our favorite traditions, it is a great pleasure to announce the first service pack of Q2 for RadControls for Silverli...
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More on WP8 – New Bing features, custom audio alerts and more

With more screen caps from the Windows Phone 8 SDK coming out we can glean a lot of new functionality that is coming to the new OS this fall...
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WP8 SDK Leaked (Not by Microsoft)

As if the soon to be released Windows Phone 8 couldn't get anymore mysterious, it just did. A chinese website leaked the SDK for Microso...
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How to Deploy XAP File in a WP Emulator? - by @kunal2383

This post is with response to a question asked by my friend Abhimanyu. Yesterday he asked me whether it is possible to test the Windows Phon...
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Introduction to Telerik RadControls for Metro (Bar Chart)

Telerik is one of the lead providers of .NET components and development tools. At work, my group utilizes a lot of Telerik products, so when...
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WP8 to feature expanded Bluetooth functionality, access to stack and transfer

One area that Windows Phone has been lacking is the ability to do anything with Bluetooth besides connect to hands-free headsets or speakers...
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WP8 Application platform detailed

The relatively big news today is the sudden appearance of the soon to be released Windows Phone 8 Developer Preview SDK which has leaked a f...
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New WP8 Features detailed

I just took a quick tour of the Windows Phone 8 emulator bundled in the Windows Phone 8 Developer Preview SDK that leaked just a few hours a...
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How To Send Email in Your iPhone App using MessageUI Framework

Here comes another tutorial for our iOS Programming 101 series. Last time, we show you how to hide tab bar in navigation interface. In this ...
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

CT in SQL server 2008 R2

This article explores one of the features (of SQL server 2008 and higher) of providing the change tracking abilities i.e. what data has chan...
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

iOS SDK: Localization with NSLocalizedString

Unless you are fluent in the language you want to translate your app into, you may be stumped as to how to go about getting this step done. ...
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How to add a settings menu in a Windows 8 Metro-style app

In Windows 8 development, there are some differences between the Javascript and XAML APIs. Some things are available in JS but not in XAML a...
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Integrating Services into a WPF Composable Application

In two previous columns, I've showed how to build a composable application in WPF with Prism and Unity. A composable application consist...
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SEO for WP Marketplace

After my first windows phone application jOS went live I was really worried about the prospects of anyone finding my application in the rele...
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Disabling Design Time Data in a WP App

In the previous article, I discussed creating and working with Expression Blend design time data in Windows Phone applications. I'm goin...
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Creating beautiful views for local files in Window 8

Part of Metro style design is building clean views that allow content to shine and help users accomplish their tasks. We explore in particul...
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Hardware accelerating everything: Windows 8 graphics

In computer graphics, high performance is a guiding principle. In the early days of personal computing, discrete, add-on graphics cards were...
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Reading QR Codes In Your WP App

I have recently been working on an application for a client that needs to read QR codes. This has lead to some interesting findings. There a...
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Debugging WinRT/XAML bindings

Visual Studio 2012 may not (yet?) support debugging of XAML bindings debugging in WinRT/Metro-style applications in a way we're used to ...
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Monday, July 23, 2012

What’s New in C# 5.0 - Learn about CallerMemberName Attribute

C# 5.0 comes with Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5. Currently it is in RC (Release Candidate) mode and will get the final RTM versi...
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Metro Applications - FAQ

With the advent of Microsoft Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Office 2013, Microsoft is now all about Metro UI and Metro Apps. And when Window...
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WP Button Default Style

Just a quick tip of getting the Button default Style. NOTE: This article assumes that have installed Expression Blend. You can also take ...
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Custom Styles and Templates in WP: Intro

A Style is basically a collection of property settings applied to multiple instances of the same type. Style mechanism in Silverlight for Wi...
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Custom Styles and Templates in WP: Button

This is the second article from the "Custom Styles and Templates in Windows Phone" series of tips focused on how to customize the ...
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Exploring Win8 Metro: The RichEditBox & FilePickers

Win8 provides a number of controls in the XAML toolkit that are easy to use RichEdit-File Pickerand that provide a great deal of flexibility...
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You are the controller – a step in to WP7 -> Win8 networking

I couldn't resist, I should be working on my Windows 8 Port of Flipped (which seems to be going swimmingly) and finishing of some other ...
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Enable or Disable Windows 8 Lock Screen

Inspired from Windows Phone 7 Metro UI look and feel, Microsoft included the same lock screen in Windows 8 optimized for both PC and tablet ...
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Yet Another Splash Screen in C#

The article describes creating a simple splash screen in C#. The intent of this article is to create a simple quick splash screen in a sepa...
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How to create cool custom tiles in a WP application

The APIs provided by Windows Phone to create secondary tiles or to update the main tile are very simple to use, but not very flexible: you c...
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Getting started with WP and MVVM Light - Part 1 of 2

A few days ago, Rich Dunbar wrote a post about how to get started with with Windows Phone Development and the post went freaking viral. Now ...
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