Solved Exception in Passing Relative URI to Windows Runtime

While working today on a Windows Store Application I had a requirement to work with URI. Business class was as follows,



And I created instance of Product class in usual way setting values for both properties. I had put all images in ProductImages folder.




On running application I got following exception that given System.Uri cannot be converted.



After small research I found that WinRT does not support Relative URI. It only supports Absolute URI.




Now I fixed above problem by converting Relative URI to Absolute URI.




Exception got fixed after changing URI as absolute URI. I hope you find this quick fix useful. Thanks for reading.

Fetching Windows Azure Mobile Services Data in XAML based Windows Store Application

In last post we started learning about Windows Azure Mobile Service in XAML based Windows Store Application. Read it here

In last post we learnt

  • Configuring Window Azure Mobile Service in portal
  • Consuming Windows Azure Mobile Service in Windows Store Application
  • Insert a record from application in Windows Azure Mobile Service data table.

In this post we will take a look on fetching records from table. I recommend you to follow Part 1 of this series here . I will start from where I left in part 1.

Let us design application page. There are two buttons. On click of first button we will fetch all data. On click of second button filtered data will fetched. Let us design application page as following

<Grid Background="{StaticResource ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush}" >
 <RowDefinition Height="*" />
 <RowDefinition Height="*" />


<StackPanel Orientation="Vertical" Grid.Row="0">
 <Button x:Name="btnFetch" Click="btnFetch_Click_1" Content="Get Data" Height="72" Width="233"/>
 <GridView x:Name="lstBloggers" >
 <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
 <TextBlock Text="{Binding Name}" />
 <TextBlock Text="{Binding Technology}" />
 <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical" Grid.Row="1">
 <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
 <TextBox x:Name="txtSearch" Height="59" Width="436" />
 <Button x:Name="btnFilterfetch" Click="btnFilterfetch_Click_1" Content="Get Filtered Data" Height="72" Width="233"/>
 <ListView x:Name="lstFilterBloggers" Margin="368,20,271,-599">
 <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
 <TextBlock Text="{Binding Name}" />
 <TextBlock Text="{Binding Technology}" />

Yes this is not one of the best UI we can create but any way creating highly immersive UI is not purpose of this post. Right now UI will look like below image


Now to fetch all the records you need to follow following steps

Define Global variables

MobileServiceClient client;
 MobileServiceCollectionView<TechBloggers> items;
 MobileServiceCollectionView<TechBloggers> filteredItems;
 IMobileServiceTable<TechBloggers> bloggerstable;

You need to create mobile service table client in application. That can be created as following

public MainPage()
 MobileServiceClient client = new MobileServiceClient("https://youappurl", "appkey");
 bloggerstable = client.GetTable<TechBloggers>();



Next you need to create entity class representing table from the Windows Azure Mobile Service. Let us create entity class as following. We are creating entity class TechBloggers.

public class TechBloggers
 public int id { get; set; }
 public string Name { get; set; }
 [DataMember(Name = "technology")]
 public string Technology { get; set; }


On click event of button you can fetch all data from Mobile Service Table as following

private void btnFetch_Click_1(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

items = bloggerstable.ToCollectionView();
 lstBloggers.ItemsSource = items;


You can fetch filtered data as following. We are filtering data on search term given in textbox.

private void btnFilterfetch_Click_1(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
 filteredItems = bloggerstable.Where
 (blogger => blogger.Technology == txtSearch.Text)
 lstFilterBloggers.ItemsSource = filteredItems;



When you run application you will find all data and filtered data as following


In this way we can fetch data from Windows Azure Mobile Service. In next post we will get into update and deletion of record. I hope this post useful. Thanks for reading.

Step by Step working with Windows Azure Mobile Service Data in JavaScript based Windows Store Apps

In my last post I discussed Step by Step working with Windows Azure Mobile Service Data in XAML based Windows Store Apps . In this post we will have a look on working with JavaScript based Windows Store Apps. Last post was divided in two parts. First part was Configure Windows Azure Mobile Service in Portal. You need to follow step 1 from last step to configure Windows Azure Mobile Service Data. To work with this proceed as given in following steps,

  1. Configure Windows Azure Mobile Service in Portal. For reference follow Step 1 of this Blog
  2. Download Windows Azure SDK and install.

Now follow post to work with Windows Azure Mobile Service Data from JavaScript based Windows Store Application.

Create Windows Store Application in JavaScript

Create Blank App from creating Blank App template from JavaScript Windows Store App project tab.


After creating project add Windows Azure Mobile Services JavaScript Client reference in project.


After adding reference let us go ahead and design app page to add a blogger in table. We are going to put two text boxes and one button. On click event of the button blogger will be inserted as row in data table of Windows Azure Mobile Services.


 <h2>Adding Record to Windows Azure Mobile Service Data</h2> <br />
 Name : <input id="txtname" type="text" /> <br />
 Technology : <input id="txttechnology" type="text" /> <br /> <br />
 <button id="btnInsert" >Insert Blogger</button>


Application will look like following,


We need to add reference of Windows Azure Mobile Service on HTML as following

<script src="//Microsoft.WinJS.1.0/js/ui.js"></script>
 <script type="text/javascript" src="/MobileServicesJavaScriptClient/MobileServices.js"></script>

Next let us create client for Windows Azure Mobile Service. To create this you need to pass application URL and application Key. Client in JavaScript based application can be created as following

 var client = new Microsoft.WindowsAzure.MobileServices.MobileServiceClient(

Now let us create a proxy table. Proxy table can be created as following and after creating proxy table we can add record in table as following

var bloggerTable = client.getTable('techbloggers');

var insertBloggers = function (bloggeritem) {

bloggerTable.insert(bloggeritem).done(function (item) {
 //Item Added

On click event of button we need to call insertBloggers javascript function.

btnInsert.addEventListener("click", function () {
 name: txtname.value,
 technology: txttechnology.value

On click event of button you should able to insert blogger in Windows Azure Mobile Service Data table. In further post we will learn to perform update, delete and fetch data. I hope you find this post useful. Thanks for reading.