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Applying default styles quickly to your Windows Phone 8 application in Visual Studio

Default templates for Windows Phone application comes with few basic set of resource elements that defines the controls color, size, background etc.  To examine it more closely; you may noticed the  MainPage.Xaml created with the default template has three page level styles defined as static resources.

Advanced handling of Photo Capture using PhotoCamera in Windows Phone

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 […]

Working with PhotoChooserTask in Windows Phone

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 […]

Working with CameraCaptureTask in Windows Phone

Working with Camera in Windows Phone environment is a common requirement. Almost 25% of the apps in the store uses Camera capture on the app. CameraCaptureTask is a common Task available to the Windows Phone device which can capture camera from an app by launching the basic image capture tool present on the Windows Phone […]

How to increase Memory usage for an App in Windows Phone

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 […]

How to Customize On-Screen Keyboard Layout in Windows Phone 7 application ?

While you want to enter some text in your Windows Phone 7 application, the first thing that you will notice is your very own on – screen keyboard. As Windows Phone 7 mobile have a very large screen area, most of the phones does not have an analog keyboard associated with it. Hence your application […]

How to use Application Bar in Windows Phone 7 Application ?

If you are working with Windows Phone 7, the first thing that you should have noticed is the very own Application bar. Application Bar is present in most of the applications that you use in your Windows Phone 7. This is basically a standard Toolbar with a menu associated with it which allows you to […]