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Build Windows Phone Apps using Windows Azure Mobile Services from Ground Up

Windows Phone 8 works really well with Window Azure Mobile Services. Windows Azure portal gives us the startup apps, however you can also build from ground up. Here it is, Let’s say you have created a Windows Azure Mobile Service Once it is ready Grab the URL and Key. After that create a blank Windows… Read more

The beautiful MVVM

Getting Started with MVVM in 10 minutes   Building a Reusable ICommand implementation for Windows Phone MVVM apps   Laurent Bugnion, leads the MVVM Light Toolkit project, has a 4-article MSDN series on MVVM IOC Containers and MVVM Messenger and View Services in MVVM Maximizing the Visual Designer’s Usage with Design-Time Data Commands, RelayCommands and… Read more

Windows Phone Security : Encrypt and Decrypt

Often times you may want to secure the user data. However, there is one native API to support using System.Security.Cryptography; using System.Text; byte[] secretPassword; // to store it in a variable private void btnEncrypt_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) { //Convert the text to byte[] byte[] clearPassword = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(txtData.Text); //Encrypt secretPassword = ProtectedData.Protect(clearPassword, null); txtDecryptText.Text = "Encrypted…";… Read more

Windows Phone Storing string in Application Setting

For small key-value pair like storage we can use Application Setting and store the string. It is simple and easy to retrieve. // Storing the data in Application Settings private void btnSave_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) { IsolatedStorageSettings.ApplicationSettings["TheName"] = txtName.Text; IsolatedStorageSettings.ApplicationSettings.Save(); //Important to call to Save it } //Getting the data from Application Settings private void… Read more

Windows Phone Development Absolute Beginners Series

It is amazing series in Channel 9 demonstrating the Windows Phone Development step by step. Watch it here https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Phone-8-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners Also the source code and instruction manual is available at Source Code: https://aka.ms/absbeginnerdevwp8 PDF Version: https://aka.ms/absbeginnerdevwp8pdf Namoskar!!!… Read more

Windows Phone Adding Rating Button in Apps

Often times as a developer we get motivated to see ratings being given to our Windows Phone apps. However, this is possible only when one downloads and installs it in the Phone from Marketplace/Store. I was not aware that the app list (not the desktop) has the context menu to rate, earlier to that I… Read more

Windows Phone : How to use PC keyboard in Emulator

In Windows Phone when we use PC emulator and launch app there we could type using mouse through the onscreen keyboard. However, this is not very convenient and we would like to use our own keyboard while typing. So its very simple, to disable the on screen keyboard you need to press Ctrl+Page Up, to… Read more

Windows Phone Webcast Series Recording Link

Last week we have delivered a series of sessions on Windows Phone. Here are the links Event Name Event Date Recording URL Getting Started – Development Tools & Dev Center 3-Sep-12 https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=1A-28-E7-B8-57-C9-CF-40-EB-F7-5E-49-73-61-7E-32&Culture=en-IN&community=0 Designing Apps for Windows Phone 4-Sep-12 https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=D9-D2-E3-D2-1B-4B-96-F9-C8-FA-27-42-F6-02-4F-CC&Culture=en-IN&community=0 Developing Apps for Windows Phone 5-Sep-12 https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=D9-D2-E3-D2-1B-4B-96-F9-89-1A-6A-A3-EE-C1-87-46&Culture=en-IN&community=0 Performance analysis & optimization for Windows Phone apps 6-Sep-12… Read more

Windows Phone Post Webcast Resources

Today Sept 3, 2012 I have delivered MSDN Webcast on Windows Phone Application Development. Thanks for the amazing responses. It went for 2 hours and so many questions Below are some resources Dev Center Windows Phone Developer Center This is where you go register for marketplace, submit, and manage your app publication process for Windows… Read more

Windows Phone MSDN Webcast Series – Sept 3 to Sept 7

The first week of September is for Windows Phone Application. This webcast series on Windows Phone would be from 3rd to 7th September, 2012 every day from 03:00 to 05:00 PM. India There are 5 sessions lined up. Register here https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-IN&EventID=1032524257&IO=4YUTzaTdX1Pk7ENIwhJ5yA%3d%3d Namoskar!!!… Read more

Upcoming Event on Windows Phone with Cloud

On May 29 I am going to deliver one event to partner on Windows Phone. The title of the event is Integrating WP7 Applications into the Cloud: Windows Azure. Date and Time: May 29, 2012 at 10 Pacific Target Audience: Developer Delivery Mode: Online We will discuss various topics around integrating Windows Phone application with… Read more