Category Archives: Windows Phone

Saving UI element as jpeg for Windows Phone 8.1

This is an follow-up of the¬†Drawing pad for Windows Phone 8.1 Assume that the content that is needed to save into jpeg is in a scrollviewer, the below would be the implementation on saving the content. It works for most … Continue reading

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Drawing pad for Windows Phone 8.1

Many had asked on how do we create a drawing pad for Windows Phone 8.1. It is very simple, in fact the code to get it done is exactly the same as that for Windows 8.1 In the xaml, you … Continue reading

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Adding Custom font for Pivot Header

If you would want to have custom font for the pivot header, you would have to declare the fontfamily separately as shown below in the sample otherwise the displayed font will remain the same. However if the custom font that … Continue reading

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Hide Silverlight Chart Control Legend

Use the xaml code below to hide the Silverlight Chart Control Legend.

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Emulator couldn’t determine the host IP address

If you encountered the the error “Emulator couldn’t determine the host IP address” when trying to debug windows phone app in the emulator. You may try to head over to Network Connection and ensure that “vEthernet (Internal Ethernet Port Windows … Continue reading

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await MessageDialog in the body of a catch clause

A major disadvantage of using MessageDialog is that you need to await it to show the messagebox and when often you would need to display error messages in the catch clause. In normal situation you would be doing the below: … Continue reading

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Checking for Internet Connection

In my previous post where I had shared about checking for Network Connectivity, NetworkInterface.GetIsNetworkAvailable(), however what the method is actually doing is to simple check for network connection and not necessary internet connection. There are situation where there is network … Continue reading

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