How to develop universal apps for IoT device

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This post is about developing apps for your IoT device. In the last post I mentioned about installing and booting Windows IoT core on Raspberry PI 2. In this post we will look into the application development for IoT devices. Prerequisite Visual Studio 2015 IoT read more →

No more annual renewal fee for Windows developer accounts

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Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which grants developers the ability to submit apps to both the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store, with no annual renewal fee. And this is applicable for the existing developers as well. You can find more read more →

How to set Bing wallpaper as your desktop wallpaper

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This post is about setting Bing wallpaper as your desktop wallpaper using C# and Windows Forms. Bing.com is famous for having some nice pictures as wallpaper, updated on daily basis. The Bing Desktop application comes with same feature. Here is the code snippet, which has read more →

How to change the startup page on a WP7 application

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Sometimes you may need to change the startup page of Windows Phone application. By default it will be pointing to MainPage.xaml. You can modify the WMAppManifest.xml to change the default page. In the WMAppManifest.xml you will find the following.(You can get the WMAppManifest.xml by expanding read more →

How to implement text to speech in WP7 using BING API

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In WP8, Microsoft introduced libraries for both Text to Speech and Speech to Text without an active internet connection. But this feature is not available in WP7. I found some article implementing Text to Speech using BING API, but seems it is no more working. read more →