What is Red Stripe Deals in Windows Phone Store.

Red Stripe Deals mean it gives you three choices every week to renew their Windows Phone experience and you can get 50% discount on the original price of one favorite app, one indie game and another one Xbox game.

Here you can find Red Stripe Deals

Cheer!!

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How to use FM Radio API in Windows Phone

In this post I am going to show you how to use FM Radio API in Windows Phone.

The Microsoft.Devices.Radio namespace contains the FMRadio API

Step-1
Add the following name space in your .CS file.
using Microsoft.Devices.Radio;
 
Step-2

  1: // create an instance of the FMRadio class.
  2: FMRadio oRadio = FMRadio.Instance;
  3: // Turn the radio on.
  4: oRadio.PowerMode = RadioPowerMode.On;
  5: // set the region. 
  6: oRadio.CurrentRegion = RadioRegion.UnitedStates;
  7: // set the frequency.
  8: oRadio.Frequency = 94.9;

Download Source code here

 

Happy Coding

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How to launch the Marketplace in the Windows Phone 7 application

In this post I am going to show you How to launch the Marketplace programmatically.

follow the below mentioned steps:

Step-1 Create a new Silverlight Windows Phone Application

Step-2 In your MainPage.cs and add a using directive to the Microsoft.Phone.Tasks namespace.

Step-3 Add the following in the constructor of MainPage.cs after calling the InitializeComponent() method:

var task = new MarketplaceHubTask();
task.ContentType = MarketplaceContentType.Applications;
task.Show();

Step-4 Run the application by pressing F5 Key.

Happy Coding

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How to launch the Marketplace in the Windows Phone 7 application

 

In this post I am going to show you How to launch the Marketplace programmatically.

follow the below mentioned steps:

Step-1 Create a new Silverlight Windows Phone Application
Step-2 In your MainPage.cs and add a using directive to the Microsoft.Phone.Tasks namespace.
Step-3 Add the following in the constructor of MainPage.cs after calling the InitializeComponent() method:

  1: var task = new MarketplaceHubTask();
  2: task.ContentType = MarketplaceContentType.Applications;
  3: task.Show();

Step-4 Run the application by pressing F5 Key.

 

Happy Codeing

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Value cannot be null.Parameter name: parentContext in Windows Phone 7

Today morning I am just open Visual Studio 2010 and create a new Windows phone project and came across an issue with windows phone xaml page with the following error in design view.

Value cannot be null.Parameter
name: parentContext in Windows Phone 7

To rectify this issue I did two worked around and both are worked.
1) Build your project and close the page windows and then open.
2) Close the Visual Studio IDE and re-launch it.

Hope it helps.

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Windows Phone Emulator – Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are very useful while developing your Windows Phone applications, that basically allows to reduce the development and testing time. The following keyboard shortcuts substitute the physical buttons on a Windows Phone Emulator.

 F1 = Back arrow button. Escape key can also be used.
 F2 = Windows Start button
 F3 = Search button
 F6 = Camera button that is pressed halfway
 F7 = Camera button that is fully pressed
 F9 = Volume up
 F10 = Volume down
 F12 = Lock device/Power button. Press it twice to see the lock screen.
 PAGE DOWN = When text box is highlight, moves visual keyboard down, and you can use your physical keyboard for input
 PAGE UP = When text box is highlight, moves visual keyboard up.
 PAUSE/BREAK = Toggle keyboard

~~ Happy Coding ~~

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Windows Phone SDK Update for Windows Phone 7.8

Windows Phone SDKUpdate for Windows Phone 7.8




It’s time to cheer with new update of Windows Phone 7.8, now time to update your windows phone 7.5 apps to Windows Phone 7.8. It’s an optional update that allows you to add two new Windows Phone 7.8 emulator images to your existing windows phone SDK installation.

The Windows Phone 7.8 has to offer *New* Live Tiles, the SDK including the new Emulators is now available.

Direct download : Windows Phone SDKUpdate for Windows Phone 7.8

Official Blog Post : Windows Phone 7.8 SDK Update

*Happy Programming*

Cheer

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