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 handle hardware back button in Windows Phone

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If you want to display an exit confirmation from your Windows Phone app, if user press the hardware back button, here is the code snippet. (It is not a recommended practice, as per Windows Phone market place certification requirements, if user pressing the back button 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 →

How to generate and read QR code in asp.net

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QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan; a barcode is an optically machine-readable label that is attached to an item and that records information related read more →