Context switching in Windows Phone 7

Note : This post has not adhered to the  best practice to acheive  Context Switching..... This is not best practice Very first let us understand what I mean by word “Context Switching “here? Context switching in context of this post is essentially, navigate back to the page from where application got deactivated. There are three … Continue reading Context switching in Windows Phone 7

Getting URL of current page in Windows Phone dynamically through code

Have you ever come across the requirement to fetch the URL of content current displaying on? Let us say there are 5 pages in your application and user is navigating across them. At any point of time if you want to fetch the URL of current page you can very much do that. Above line … Continue reading Getting URL of current page in Windows Phone dynamically through code

Setting start page of Windows Phone dynamically through code

I will start with saying , this post is small and sweet J I was working and come across a requirement to set start page of Windows Phone Application through code or dynamically. Essentially this one line of code will set the start page of the application. Say, you have a page called Page1.xaml and … Continue reading Setting start page of Windows Phone dynamically through code

Delete Secondary Tiles in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango Phone

Before we will see the way to delete secondary tiles, I strongly suggest you to read these two articles Live Tiles in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango phone Restore and Preserve Page State for Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango Phone Assume we are navigating to a page called Page1.xaml from the secondary tile. A common … Continue reading Delete Secondary Tiles in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango Phone

Restore and Preserve Page State for Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango Phone

In this post we will show you the way to Restore and Preserve Page state for windows phone application page. Let us put some control on the phone application page. To bind values of these controls, let us create Data class as below, There are three properties to bind values to three controls of the … Continue reading Restore and Preserve Page State for Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango Phone

Schedule the Tile update in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango Phone

Read here about Live Tiles in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango phone You may have a requirement to schedule the update of the tiles. It is very much possible in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango phone.     You can set UpdateIntravel as below, You can set UpdateRecurrence as below, In last post we discussed … Continue reading Schedule the Tile update in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango Phone

Live Tiles in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango phone

In Windows Phone 7 Live tiles was only possible through Push notification. However Windows Phone 7.5 (code name: Mango) allows to update, create primary and secondary tiles without push notification. In this post, we will walkthrough on the same. To create and update live tiles essentially you need to work with below classes StandardTileData and … Continue reading Live Tiles in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango phone

Setting the Start page in Windows Phone 7 application

Very often I see people struggling in setting start page for Windows Phone 7 application. By default MainPage.xaml serve as start page. If you have many xaml in phone application you are creating like below, Now you have three xaml in Windows Phone application project. If you want to set Page2.xaml as start page then … Continue reading Setting the Start page in Windows Phone 7 application

Smooth Streaming on Windows Phone 7

Read Smooth Streaming in Silverlight here This post is walkthrough on enabling smooth streaming of media over IIS and then stream over Windows Phone 7 client. There are very good documentation available on IIS official site to have a better understanding of smooth streaming. So I am not touching theoretical concept behind smooth streaming in … Continue reading Smooth Streaming on Windows Phone 7

Changing Application Tile in Windows Phone 7

When you create a Windows Phone 7 application, by default newly created app will have Title Background Image Icon Value set to default as below , If you will notice by default Title would be the same as of name of the Windows Phone Application project. On running you will get Application tile as below, … Continue reading Changing Application Tile in Windows Phone 7