If you are building a universal Windows app or an app for Windows Phone 8.1/Windows 8.1 then the following class can help you check for network availability. Network Availability class This is a singleton class, which means only a single instance of it will exist during the lifecycle of the app. The method NetworkInformationOnNetworkStatusChanged gets […]
While migrating your project to Windows Phone 8.1 you will find that TextBlockButtonStyle style is missing. You can add it yourself in App.xaml. Now you can just do Remember it will be in the “Local Resources” instead of the System Resources.
In Windows Phone 8.1 you can generate a SpeechSynthesisStream using text to speech. We earlier tipped you on Using text to speech in Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 You can use the output SpeechSynthesisStream and save it as a .wav audio file in app’s local storage. Note This is not the best method to save […]
In Windows Phone 8.1, We can use BottomAppBar to add AppBar. Usually we use CommandBar to create basic BottomAppBar. CommandBar contains two collection: PrimaryCommands and SecondaryCommands, It’s similar with shell:ApplicationBar.Buttons and shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems in Windows Phone 8. If you are working on a Windows Phone 8/Windows Phone 8.1 Silverlight application then use the the following XAML […]
Its not always recommended to hide the status bar but sometimes it may be a necessity. Its quite simple in Windows Phone 8 Silverlight apps where you can just set the status bar to False and hide it. Its a bit tricky in windows phone 8.1. Here’s how it can be done. If you want […]