Windows Phone, Windows 8 and me

Its been over 3 years since I’ve been developing for Windows Phone. From a newbie, over the months, I have graduated to a developer who can successfully publish an app in the Windows Phone Marketplace. I owe a lot to those magnanimous minds whose blogs and active participation in forums have taught me the basics of C#, SilverLight, Visual Studio, coding, hacks, work-arounds, tips&tricks, to those who showed patience and mercy in Stackoverflow and other developer forums and last but not the least my faithful companion, the MSDN.So, I’m on a new adventure, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. And as I progress and learn new things, I hope it would be helpful for others who are in the same path.

I would also be posting those short-cuts which I have learnt the hard way while developing in both the platforms.

I maintain a Facebook group for developers, feel free to join

Windows Phone/Windows 8 Developers Group


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6 thoughts on “Windows Phone, Windows 8 and me

  1. Hi, I need some help on windows phone 8 data binding, I have posted my query on windows phone forums but i haven’t got a reply from anybody yet,if you could help on this then it would be great. I’m posting the link to the question here and also the windows 8 app sample which i want to port to windows phone 8. any help or suggestion would help.

  2. hi, i’m new to WP8, i’m designing an app in which i need to set the background image for the grid/canvas by a click of an image in a stackpanel. i googled but no use. can u plz help me regd.
    my code is below

    XAML coding


    C# coding
    private void bg6_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    System.Windows.Media.ImageBrush myBrush = new System.Windows.Media.ImageBrush();
    Image image = new Image();
    image.ImageFailed += (s, i) => MessageBox.Show(“Failed to load: ” + i.ErrorException.Message);
    image.Source = new System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapImage(
    new Uri(
    myBrush.ImageSource = image.Source;
    // Grid grid1 = new Grid();
    grid1.Background = myBrush;

    • tracked down the error for the above post.. i think it might help anyone..code is here

      image.Source = new System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapImage(new Uri(@”/Assets/bg/bg5.jpg/”, UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute));

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