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How To Check If Cookies Are Enabled In Windows Phone

Windows Phone as of today doesn’t provide a property or direct API call which will help you identify whether the user has chosen to accept cookies or not. However, we can identify this pretty neatly by trying to get the cookie collection. So to achieve this, we are going to get the cookie collection for […]

DIY Home Security Using Kinect, Azure, Windows Phone and Windows 8

Most the people who were in the TechEd 2012 India would have witnessed the cool demo by me and Abhijit Jana made on the opening Keynotes of the event. And now we would like to share how this solution was developed so that you can also build your own.   Background Before we could pitch […]

Byte Array To BitmapImage Converter & IRandomAccessStream Implementation For Windows 8 Metro

After writing the application for Windows Phone, I wanted to bring the same feature with Windows 8 Metro but unfortunately, metro didn’t support the same converter for the reason that BitmapImage can no more read from Stream but only from IRandomAccessStream. I was very much disappointed with the Metro 8 API for having different design […]

TechEd India 2012 – Integrating Windows Azure, Windows Phone, Windows 8 Metro and Kinect

I am very happy and excited to announce that this TechEd I will be presenting along with my friend Abhijit Jana. We will be presenting a session which will showcase the integration of Windows Azure, Windows Phone, Windows 8 Metro and Kinect. For the presentation we have developed a proto solution for Home Security. Well […]

Byte Array To BitmapImage Converter For Windows Phone Silverlight

While you are binding a byte array of an image file to a Image control in WPF, it displays the image without any problem since, it has the converter for the same defined withing itself. While in Windows Phone, you don’t get the same liberty as with the WPF. Below is the code which I […]

Radio Button List Box With Seperate Group Name in Silverlight

I am developing a windows phone application and came across a situation where I needed mulitple radio button list box binding different values of same type. When I went for a control template as below, everything went just fine except that I ended up having the group name which means that doesn’t matter I have […]

Application Bar Button / Menu Item Not Firing Binding in Windows Phone

On a Windows Phone application and if you are using a two way binding along with Application Bar Button or Menu, you might be having a nightmare that the binding for the last focused control is not happening when you click the application bar button or menu. Now let’s have a look why this happens. If you […]

Developer Conference 2011 Hyderabad Contest

Thanks for great response and feedback on our session “Knotting Kinect, Windows Azure and Windows Phone”. As we promised over the session, we are extremely thrilled to announce the contest for all the participants of Developer Conference 2011. We are looking for a good creative application which spawns across the Windows Azure and Windows Phone […]

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