Author Archives: Pavan Pareta

About Pavan Pareta

My name is Pavan Pareta, I enjoy computers and general technology. I am more interested in the areas of Computer Security, Programming and developing innovative s/w for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7. I like MS Technology and support open-source software, because I believe it plays a major role in knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas, which effectively leads to better software. Additionally, I am a follower of the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) philosophy. I Love C#.NET and recently I am fall in love with Silverlight :) Introduce to my machine My main workstation is a Intel Pentium Core Duo and my primary operating system is Windows 7.

How to detect WP App, is running on Emulator or real Phone Device

In this post I am going to show you how to detect, whether your application is running on real (Windows Phone) device or WP Emulator. While working on, one of service wanted to know whether service is invoking from the … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 8.0 is Upgradeable to WP 8.1

This is amazing news announced by Greg Sullivan (Windows Phone director – Public Relations at Microsoft) Windows Phone 8.0 is upgradeable. Windows Phone 8 users can upgrade their OS (Windows Phone 8.0 to Windows Phone 8.1). Greg Sullivan word with … Continue reading

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How to create simple list in Windows Phone

In this post I am going to show you how to build simple list in windows phone with proper scrolling. Let’s take an example, to display list of cities, it will shown the minimal lines of code to implement it. … Continue reading

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How to make TextBox Scrollable and Navigate to end of TextBox scrolling in Windows Phone

In this example, I am going to show you, how easy we can build the such kind of functionality in windows phone application, here I have considered an example called “diagnostic tool functionality” in your Windows Phone application using two … Continue reading

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Build a Scrollable Form in Windows Phone

This is the real time solution for Windows Phone Application Development, and increase the User Accessibility in your application. So user will not getting irritate while using your application. In this post I am going to show you how to … Continue reading

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How to detect the Windows Phone theme is Dark or Light

private const string key = “PhoneDarkThemeVisibility” private bool IsBackgroundDark(){    return ((Visibility)Application.Current.Resources[key] == Visibility.Visible);}

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How to Add Tapped Event to the Textbox in Windows 8 Application.

Over the forum discussion, some one asked an question “Tapped Event” is not occurring/firing in his application, so I have decided to write a quick code snippet for the same solution. I did quick work around and added AddHandler() method. … Continue reading

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