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Pass data between Pages in Windows Phone One of the most common task when performing the navigation in a windows phone app is to pass the data from one page to another. The NavigationContext in Windows Phone enables the developers to pass the QueryString from the source page and retrieve it in the destination page. To send the data from the source page to the destination...

The Windows Phone 8 SDK provides the Navigate method defined in the NavigationService which lets the developers to provide ability for the user to navigate from one page to another. For example , imagine you have a page called “menu.xaml” which contains the list of menu within your application . On clicking of one of the menu button , the user needs to navigate...

In one of the previous article , we saw how to create Application Bar using XAML in a WP8 Oxygene project. This article will explain how to create How to Create Application Bar using Oxygene Code at runtime . Oxygene and WP8 – How to Create Application Bar using Oxygene? The ApplicationBar to the page can be added via Oxygene code without touching the XAML code....

The Application Bar in Windows Phone is commonly called as AppBar provides the users with easy and quick access to the Windows Phone app’s common functionalities. The Application Bar is a row that contains icon buttons and ellipsis . When the user taps on the ellipsis , the menu items(if enabled) are shown. The menu items are the text based menu items that are displayed...

DataTemplate lets the developers use multiple controls or elements within the ItemsControl, ListBox and LongListSelector controls. In one of the previous articles , we explained how to bind collection to ItemsControl. In this article , we will extend or modify the same example to display the Collection in LongListSelector using DataTemplate. Oxygene and WP8 – Binding...

The ItemsControl in Windows Phone has the ItemsSource property which can be assigned a collection such as Lists or Arrays . This example demonstrates how to bind the collection to the ItemsSource property of the ItemsControl and display the items in the page. Oxygene and WP8 – Binding Collections to ItemsControl 1. Let’s assume that we have the Employee class...

Data Binding is one of the important concept in Windows Phone 8. The Data Binding is generally done with the DataContext property which is part of the Framework Element. Oxygene and WP8 – Binding Data in Windows Phone For example , assume that the Object that needs to be used of Type Employee as shown below. type Employee = public class public property Name:...

There are 2 different types of templates which the developers can use to customize the controls . These include. ControlTemplate DataTemplate ControlTemplate The ControlTemplate can be used to customize the look of the control without affecting its behavior. One of the drawbacks of the Style element when compared to the ControlTemplate is that the Style can only be used...

There are generally two kinds of resources in XAML , the resource file with extension of resx and the resource file with xaml extension. The resx file is generally concerned with the localization strings whereas the other one with xaml extension allows the developers to define the style or properties in separate location and then reuse these resources . This article will...

The MarketplaceReviewTask launcher is used to launch the Windows Phone Store and display the review page of the current windows phone app . How to use the MarketplaceReviewTask Launcher in Windows Phone 8 using Oxygene ? To use the MarketplaceReviewTask Launcher in Windows Phone 8 with Oxygene, follow the below steps. 1. Include the following namespace in the code behind...

The Windows Phone developers can build apps targeting windows phone 8 which can play songs or music in the background. The background audio app can either be a local media or streaming media. How to Play Background Audio in Windows Phone App? 1. The Windows Phone 8 SDK includes the “Windows Phone Audio Playback Agent” project which is available in Microsoft...

Oxygene and Windows Phone 8 tutorials – Article Index The MarketplaceHubTask launcher lets the user to launch the Windows Phone Store from their Windows Phone App. How to use the MarketplaceHubTask Launcher in Windows Phone 8 with Oxygene? To use the MarketplaceHubTask launcher with Oxygene, follow the below steps. 1. Include the following namespace in the code behind...

Oxygene and Windows Phone 8 tutorials – Article Index The MapUpdaterTask launcher lets the users to update the map data which was earlier downloaded by the user for using it offline. The MapDownloaderTask launcher launches the Map Settings app which displays information regarding the updates for the maps. Then the user can select the maps which needs to be updated. How...

Oxygene and Windows Phone 8 tutorials – Article Index The MarketplaceDetailTask lets the user to launch the Windows Phone Store and show the specified application’s details page in the store. When the How to use the MarketplaceDetailTask Launcher in Windows Phone 8 with Oxygene? To use the MarketplaceDetailTask launcher with Oxygene, follow the below steps. 1....

Oxygene and Windows Phone 8 tutorials – Article Index The MapsTask launcher lets the users to launch the Maps application in Windows Phone 8. How to use the MapsTask Launcher in Windows Phone 8 with Oxygene? To use the MapUpdaterTask launcher with Oxygene, follow the below steps. 1. Include the following namespace in the code behind file. uses Microsoft.Phone.Tasks; 2....

Oxygene and Windows Phone 8 tutorials – Article Index The MapDownloaderTask launcher lets the users to download map data which can be used offline in their Windows Phone device. The MapDownloaderTask launcher launches the Map Settings app where the user can select the region for which the map should be downloaded. How to use the MapDownloaderTask Launcher in Windows...

Oxygene and Windows Phone 8 tutorials – Article Index The ConnectionSettingsTask is a launcher that enables the user to launch the windows phone device network connection settings app. How to use the ConnectionSettingsTask Launcher in Windows Phone 8 with Oxygene? To use the ConnectionSettingsTask launcher with Oxygene, follow the below steps 1. Include the following...

Oxygene and Windows Phone 8 tutorials – Article Index The Windows Phone SDK provides the Launchers and Choosers which enables the users to perform some common tasks from the Windows Phone App. What are Launchers and Choosers? A Launcher in Windows Phone 8 lets the users to launch the built-in application from the Windows Phone App. The built-in app here refers to...

Oxygene and Windows Phone 8 tutorials – Article Index What is XAML? XAML stands for Extended Application Markup Language. It is a declarative Markup language which is generally used to create the user interface. The XAML can be defined directly in the Visual Studio/Expression Blend XAML Editor or the designer. Let’s take the MainPage.XAML file that is created...

Oxygene and Windows Phone 8 tutorials – Article Index The Windows Phone 8 SDK provides Windows Phone Emulators which can be used by the developers to run their Windows Phone app on Emulator from Visual Studio or deploy the app on the emulator with the help of the application deployment tool. To run the App in the emulator, hit F5 shortcut key from the WP8 Project...

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