Category Archives: .NET

View Help with in Same Code Window – Peek Help in Visual Studio 2013

By | December 27, 2013

Peek Help feature enables the Visual Studio 2013 users to view the code help ( MSDN documentation ) with in same code window. This increases the overall productivity of the developers – getting things done without distracted by the other things. The Peek Help feature is very similar to the “View Code Definition”, where we have seen how… Read More »

Advanced handling of Photo Capture using PhotoCamera in Windows Phone

By | November 16, 2013

Well, as I have already dealt with CameraCaptureTask or PhotoChooserTask before for simple scenarios, it is time to go a little further with dealing with continuous capture or even how to switch between FrontFacing Camera or Primary camera etc. To deal with such scenarios, we use the PhotoCamera class and show the stream from camera directly to a… Read More »

Working with PhotoChooserTask in Windows Phone

By | November 15, 2013

Even though we have CameraCapture Task to deal with camera, there is another Chooser available as well, which can take Picture either from MediaLibrary or directly from Camera. The PhotoChooserTask helps in getting an image from the Picture / Media Library locations. The PhotoChooserTask, just like any other Tasks is listed under namespace Microsoft.Phone.Tasks and is inherited from… Read More »

How to increase Memory usage for an App in Windows Phone

By | November 13, 2013

Windows Phone is gradually getting matured day by day. Considering the current situation, the Windows Phone environment gives a restrictive environment where app developers are restricted to do certain things if not specified beforehand. The developer cannot use Library, Camera, Sensors or even memory at sometimes if not defined beforehand. A Windows Phone App is limited to use… Read More »

Opening Settings Screen using Launch URI in Windows Phone

By | November 12, 2013

As we saw in the previous post, that you can programmatically change the Lock screen of the Phone from an app which supports extension of Lock Screen defined in the Metadata file, we can also open various settings screen directly from within the app as well. To open an existing settings applet, you need to first know the… Read More »