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Windows Phone 8: Compile in the Cloud

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In the first part of this series, I have introduced you to some of the fundamental changes in Windows Phone 8 on the operating system level. A lot of the improvements however go far beyond that and affect not only the local situation on devices, but the surrounding infrastructure and phone ecosystem as a whole.
More resources... Recording of Peter's webinar: Advanced MVVM for Windows Phone Devs Recording of webinar: Windows Phone Raw Camera Access Peter's ebook on creating the SilverlightShow Windows Phone app
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With this, I not necessarily mean the great improvements that have been introduced for the Windows Phone Store [1] or in the field of business opportunities – there's also a lot in the box on a very technical level that's not obvious to a quick passing view. One of these things is what I want to talk about today: Compile in the Cloud. A Quick Look Back To understand what has been changed and accomplished by that new feature, we first have to take a look back at how things are done on Windows Phone 7, or for...(Read whole news on source site)

#Win8Dev Tutorial: Working with the Windows 8 Clipboard in WinRT applications

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The “Clipboard” is a user driven set of functions that enables an application to transfer data between applications or within an application. Windows 8 Store SDK defines a set of APIs to handle the OS clipboard in your application.   In this continued series of Windows 8 Store application development tutorial, we will learn more about the API and the way to integrate the Clipboard in your WinRT application.   Clipboard API “Clipboard” is a static class present in the Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer namespace provides users ability to get and set information
from the clipboard object. You need to create a DataPackage object  while saving data to the clipboard.   Let’s see the meta data of the Clipboard class that we are going to explore today:
  public static class Clipboard { public static DataPackageView GetContent(); public static void SetContent(DataPackage content); public static void Flush(); public static...(Read whole news on source site)

UnauthorizedAccessException when using PhoneCallTask in Windows Phone

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When using the PhoneCallTask (below code snippet) in Windows Phone 8 , i got an error “An unhandled exception of type ‘System.UnauthorizedAccessException’ occurred in”. using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Net; using System.Windows; using System.Windows.Controls; using System.Windows.Documents; using System.Windows.Input; using System.Windows.Media; using System.Windows.Media.Animation; using System.Windows.Shapes; using Microsoft.Phone.Controls; using Microsoft.Phone.Tasks; namespace PhoneApp3 { public partial class MainPage : PhoneApplicationPage { // Constructor public MainPage() { InitializeComponent(); // SK To demonstrate PhoneCall Task Error PhoneCallTask task = new PhoneCallTask(); task.PhoneNumber = "1111111111"; task.Show(); } } } You could avoid this error in Windows Phone Project by enabling (checking) the option
ID_CAP_PHONEDIALER in the WMAppManifest.xml file of your Windows Phone Project . Save the project with the above changes and build and run the project . You should see no exception after this ...(Read whole news on source site)

Debugging Apps for SharePoint Online on a non-development site collection

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In a previous post, I was talking about how you can use Project Server Online data in a SharePoint 2013 App using CSOM. One thing I was talking about was the fact that you cannot debug an application when you’re not using a development site collection. You will see this nice error: Eli Sheldon (Program Manager [...]

Enterprise Library 6.0 - Vision/Scope - Grigori Melnik: Thoughts on Agile Software Engineering and Beyond - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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Enterprise Library 6.0 - Vision/Scope - Grigori Melnik: Thoughts on Agile Software Engineering and Beyond - Site Home - MSDN Blogs:

Grigori Melnik outlines the patterns and practices team’s plans for the next release of the Microsoft Enterprise Library, highlighting resources, and discussing the themes of the work they are considering undertaking.

Links to Channel 9’s Video Archives of the Online Windows Azure Conf of 11/14/2012

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From Channel 9’s Windows Azure Conf 2012 article of 11/14/2012 with minor edits for tense adjustment: This online event featured a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Windows Azure community members. After the keynote, two concurrent sets of sessions were streamed live for an online audience right here on Channel 9. The videos of these sessions allow

Windows Phone Toolkit – October 2012 version Released

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A new version of Windows Phone Toolkit – October 2012 version was released few weeks back and is available for download from codeplex. What is Windows Phone Toolkit? The Windows Phone Toolkit includes some of the components like AutoCompleteBox , ContextMenu , CustomMessageBox , DateTimeConverters , DateTimePickers , Effects – SlideInEffect, TiltEffect and TurnstileFeatherEffect , ExpanderView , HubTile , ListPicker , LongListMultiSelector , Map extensions , PhoneTextBox , RatingControl , ToggleSwitch , Navigation transitions etc. Know more about Windows Phone Toolkit – October 2012 version and download from codeplex