Windows Phone Emulator frame rate counters

  Ever wondered what the red and white colored numbers on the top right side of Windows Phone Emulator mean? Always wanted to make sense out of them or hide them? If yes, read on…   These numbers are frame rate counters to monitor your application performance. The figure below (source: MSDN) shows what they…

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Windows Phone code sample: Capturing image from camera and updating live tile

This blog post walks you through an app which captures image from the device camera using the CameraCapture Chooser, saves it on the phone storage, retrieve it back and update the app live tile with this image 1. Lets get started by creating a new Windows Phone Application from the Visual Studio File Menu. We…

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Windows Phone code sample : showing current location on map and sharing it using Email

In this post, we will create a simple Windows Phone app which uses Bing map control. We will then locate our current location on the Bing map. The app will also have a option to share the current location (Latitude and Longitude) using Email Launcher.   1. Lets get started by creating a new Windows…

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Windows Phone Camps resources

  <Update: 6 Feb 2012> Code walkthrough for apps shown during my session on “Developing applications for Windows Phone”  during Windows Phone Camps Hyderabad are available at the posts below: Windows Phone code sample : showing current location on map and sharing it using Email Windows Phone code sample: Capturing image from camera and updating…

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Windows Phone 7 development : CTD Hyderabad session resources

I just finished my session on Windows Phone 7 Development during CommunityTechDays Hyderabad. I am including resources I talked about to get you started on Windows Phone 7 Development and links to some demos I presented during the session. The live webcast for other sessions is being streamed at http://communitytechdays.com/join_session.aspx right now. General Information about…

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Loading April CTP Refresh Windows Phone 7 projects using Developer Tools RTM

With the release of Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools RTM, you may see the below message if you try to open the project you built with earlier versions of Developer Tools. The message is self-explanatory and you can easily make the changes as suggested, but if you want to save some time by not manually…

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Learn about WCF, watch WCF FireStarter Deep Dive Simulcast

Can’t make it to the New York Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Firestarter? Watch it online : http://bit.ly/90Mq2i Time:  (Pacific) Session Presenter 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM Keynote: Intro to SOA & WCF Miguel Castro 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM Most Common WCF Usage Configurations Miguel Castro 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM REST Programming With WCF…

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Bing Twitter Maps for your site

Now you can embed Bing twitter maps on your site and scope a search by @user, location or keyword. Simply go to http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/ and click on maps app on the bottom left of the screen. Select Twitter Maps and then put in your search using the Search Filters then click the link to embed in…

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Free Technical and Soft skills Webcasts this Fall for students

Are you graduating from college soon and feel ill-prepared to enter the workforce directly out of an academic setting. These webcasts attempt to help students bridge the gap between college and the workplace. Through a combination of soft-skills training and introduction to Microsoft products these webcasts will provide students with essential tools for advancing their…

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