Tag Archives: XAML

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 »

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 »

How to Create an Attached Properties in WPF

By | October 12, 2013

Well, attached properties, just like normal properties are an object of Dependency Property, but with a very special point embedded into it. Even though the attached properties can only be added to a class which inherits from DependencyObject and also the property where it is attached to should also be a dependency property itself, an Attached property in… Read More »

How to use Application Bar in windows 8

By | November 29, 2011

Application bar is one of the interesting feature for any Metro style applications. Application bar allows you to define standard set of options that your application needs to use at certain context. Metro style applications are generally very clean and does not have any visual portion sharing between toolbars or application options. The app bar is the options… Read More »

Application State, Suspension and Termination of Apps in WinRT

By | November 4, 2011

WinRT application model is completely different than the existing application models. The Metro style applications are meant to work differently with least user intervention on the apps. So the user for the Metro application does not need to close the application ever. The operating system takes care of memory constraint and suspend the application or even terminate the… Read More »