Cortana – what she thinks about Microsoft, Apple and Google

Cortana the new power booster of the Windows phone 8.1 works really well. Cortana is still in beta but seems matured. I asked questions from Cortana, plenty of them. But I wanted to know what she thinks about her Microsoft, Apple and Google. The answers are impressive and funny. What do you think about Microsoft … Continue reading Cortana – what she thinks about Microsoft, Apple and Google

Detecting the Windows Phone Theme Background Color

We often need to detect the WP background theme color to switch the color schemes of our apps. This is very useful when we utilize the application bar and have some metro icons in our app. In built WP apps have this feature and switch between different icons. For example when you use the Messaging … Continue reading Detecting the Windows Phone Theme Background Color

Styles and Templates in Silverlight

Styles This post has very short code snippets to explain the styles and templates in Silverlight. Styles are used to set the properties of a UI control. For example this shows the inline style setting of a Button control. <Button Content="Direct Styling" Height="30" Margin="12,73,298,197" Width="90"> <Button.Style> <Style TargetType="Button"> <Setter Property="Background" Value="DarkOrange"/> <Setter Property="BorderBrush" Value="Blue"/> </Style> … Continue reading Styles and Templates in Silverlight

Developing a simple Data bound Windows Phone Application

I was asked to develop a Windows Phone Application development tutorial for beginners. This is not an advance coding stuff, but a simple basic tutorial. Setting the Dev Environment Windows Phone (WP) SDK latest version is 7.1 (very recent one is 7.1.1 targeted for 512 Mb mobile devices for multimedia rich apps. but SDK 7.1 … Continue reading Developing a simple Data bound Windows Phone Application

Windows Phone SDK in Windows Server 2008 R2

I have been using WS2K R2 in main primary laptop for last 5 months. I wanted to install the Windows Phone SDK on my server. Then I got the error that WP SDK is not compatible with the Server OS. I googled and finally found this useful link. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2010/05/02/10005980.aspx If you have an offine WP … Continue reading Windows Phone SDK in Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Phone All in One Kick Start => Meet Jack Sparrow

Hi this is a quick and simple WP7 application, which demonstrates some of the advanced features within very few steps. If you are already familiar wit h WCF and Silverlight then WP7 development is very easy for you. This application explains the following features. Accessing the WCF service from the WP7 application. Handling Cross reference … Continue reading Windows Phone All in One Kick Start => Meet Jack Sparrow