How to launch Call Task from Secondary Tile in Windows Phone 7

Recently I got a mail from one of the reader. She asked; How could be launch Call Task from Secondary Tile? In this post I am going to show the way to do that. Before you go ahead with this post, I strongly recommend reading below three posts for more on Live Tiles and Call … Continue reading How to launch Call Task from Secondary Tile in Windows Phone 7

How to consume WCF REST Service with JSON in Windows Phone 7

In this post I will show you the way to consume JSON WCF REST Service in Windows Phone 7. This post is divided into four parts. Creating simple WCF REST Service for ADD Consuming JSON REST Service in Windows Phone 7 application. Creating complex WCF REST Service with custom classes and types. Consuming complex JSON … Continue reading How to consume WCF REST Service with JSON in Windows Phone 7

Block Diagram on Windows Phone 7 Application Life Cycle Events

Below block diagram depicts the way various events get executed in Windows Phone 7 application lifecycle. Different events are as below. All events are written in App.Xaml.Cs Application Launching Application Activated Application Deactivated Application Closing As a developer it is must to have understanding of sequence of events get executed in Windows Phone 7 application … Continue reading Block Diagram on Windows Phone 7 Application Life Cycle Events

How to check application returning from dormant state in Windows Phone 7

What is Fast Application Switching (FAS)? Imagine application “A” is running and user launches a new application “B”. On pressing hardware back button user can return back to application “A”. If application “A” gets activated without “resuming “ screen then it can be termed as “ Fast Application Switching “ What is dormant state? In … Continue reading How to check application returning from dormant state in Windows Phone 7

Calling WCF REST Service with Basic authentication from Windows Phone 7

Today while working I came across a requirement to consume a REST Service. To consume REST Service application had to provide username and password. Initially I thought it should be easier task and I tried consuming REST Service as below, In completed event accessing returned data as below, When I tried running application I got … Continue reading Calling WCF REST Service with Basic authentication from Windows Phone 7

What are Launchers and Choosers in Windows Phone 7

Launcher and Choosers API allows application to interact with Native Applications of Windows Phone 7 Launchers Launchers are collection of classes in Windows Phone 7. They help to interact with inbuilt applications on native application of Windows Phone 7. Launchers used to launch one of the inbuilt or native applications from your application. Launchers do … Continue reading What are Launchers and Choosers in Windows Phone 7