UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is denied when using Custom Contact Store in Windows Phone 8

If you are using the Custom Contact Store in your Windows Phone 8 app and if you are receiving the below error , the solution is pretty simple. System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is denied. UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is denied when using Custom Contact Store in Windows Phone 8 You need to add the […]

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Posted by Admin - July 31, 2014 at 7:49 am

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How to Display Image in a Windows Phone 8 App ?

To display an image , we should be using the “Image” Control in the Windows Phone Page . How to Display Image in a Windows Phone 8 App ? <Image x:Name=”imgNk” Source=”Image/Ginktage.png” Height=”200″ Width=”200″ /> Alternatively , you can create the control dynamically from code behind and set the Image […]

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Posted by Admin - July 31, 2014 at 6:58 am

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How to Open PDF file in Windows Phone 8 App ?

If you have some PDF files and wish to open the file from your Windows Phone 8 app , you can simply launch the file using the Launcher class . This technique is called Auto-launching apps using file and URI associations in Windows Phone 8. When you want to launch […]

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Posted by Admin - July 29, 2014 at 11:01 am

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How to change the background color of SystemTray in Windows Phone 8 ?

If you looking out for a way to change the background color of the Status Bar in Windows Phone 8 , you can us e the SystemTray.BackgroundColor property to set the desired color. How to change the background color of SystemTray in Windows Phone 8 ? Below is a sample […]

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Posted by Admin - July 29, 2014 at 9:33 am

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How to find the IP Address on Mac OS X ?

This article will explain how to find your IP address on a Mac OS X  . When your Mac OS X system is connected to the network , it gets an IP address (intranet/internet) which identifies the system in the network. How to find the IP Address on Mac OS […]

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Posted by Admin - July 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

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How to take a screenshot of your entire desktop in Mac OS X ?

Mac OS X lets the user to easily take the screenshot of the entire Mac desktop in simple steps. Taking screenshot in Mac OS X may be useful specially when you want to share game score , report bugs etc with the friends. How to take a screenshot of your […]

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Posted by Admin - July 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm

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How to uninstall Programs on Mac Computer ?

In Mac , the uninstallation of the program is pretty simple and easy . In this blog post , we will have a look at the process to uninstall programs on Mac computer in simple steps. How to uninstall Programs on Mac Computer ? 1. Login to your Mac computer […]

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Posted by Admin - July 28, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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WP8 Emulator Error – "Not enough memory in the system to start the virtual machine emulator WVGA 512MB.sent with ram size 512 megabytes"

There are times when after upgrading your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 , you might receive the below error specially when running the Windows Phone 8 emulator . “Not enough memory in the system to start the virtual machine emulator WVGA 512MB.sent with ram size 512 megabytes” How […]

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Posted by Admin - July 27, 2014 at 12:56 pm

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How to send an email from a Windows Phone 8 application?

If you want to send an email from a Windows Phone 8 application , you can use the EmailComposeTask launcher. How to send an email from a Windows Phone 8 application? Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating how to do it. EmailComposeTask GKEmail = new EmailComposeTask(); GKEmail.Subject = “Test […]

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Posted by Admin - July 26, 2014 at 2:27 pm

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How to Implement WaterMark within a TextBox in Windows Phone 8 ?

If you are looking forward to apply the watermark within the textbox in Windows Phone 8 app , here’s a simple way to do it. How to Implement WaterMark within a TextBox in Windows Phone 8 ? If you want to implement the watermark in a textbox in Windows Phone […]

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Posted by Admin - July 24, 2014 at 7:08 pm

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How to Get the IP Address in Windows Phone 8 ?

If you want to find out the IP address of the phone when the app is running , here’s a simple code snippet demonstrating how to do it using LINQ and NetworkInformation.GetHostNames method. How to Get the IP Address in Windows Phone 8 ? List<string> ipAddresses = new List<string>(); var […]

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Posted by Admin - July 23, 2014 at 8:01 pm

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UX Guidelines for Windows Store apps and Windows Phone apps

Microsoft has released the UX Guidelines for Windows Store apps and Windows Phone apps which is now available for download from Microsoft Download Center. UX Guidelines for Windows Store apps and Windows Phone apps is a PDF file download with the file size of 9.3 MB . Know more about […]

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Posted by Admin - July 23, 2014 at 7:36 pm

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Equivalent to "OnBackKeyPress" in Windows Phone Store App

In the previous version of Windows Phone (Windows Phone 8.0 Silverlight) , there was this OnBackKeyPress which the developers could utilize to handle the back button . What is the Equivalent to “OnBackKeyPress” in Windows Phone Store App  ? You can handle the Windows.Phone.UI.Input.HardwareButtons.BackPressed event on the page. void HardwareButtons_BackPressed(object […]

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Posted by Admin - July 23, 2014 at 6:18 pm

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How to animate page navigation in Windows Phone 8 ?

If you want to apply animation to the page navigation in Windows Phone 8 , you can use the Windows Phone Toolkit . How to animate page navigation in Windows Phone 8 ? The Windows Phone toolkit has a component called Navigation transitions which can be used to animate the […]

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Posted by Admin - July 20, 2014 at 6:31 pm

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How to Change the File Properties in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 ?

File properties are like the metadata which contains the information about the file . The file properties can help the users to search the file better specially when you have lot of files. How to Change the File Properties in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 ? To change the file properties in […]

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Posted by Admin - July 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm

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How to Modify AutoRecover Settings in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 ?

Auto Recover is an interesting feature in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 which saves the backup version of the current PowerPoint presentation that is running. Note that it is not the same as saving your work regularly . If you close PowerPoint normally , the version that is backed up will be […]

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Posted by Admin - July 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm

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Thread.Sleep alternative in Windows Phone 8.1 XAML(Windows Runtime) App

In the earlier version of Windows Phone  , you had the option of using Thread.Sleep which can be used to make a function to wait for specific time . It suspends the current thread for the specified time. If you targeting Windows Phone Store App (Windows runtime XAML) Read more […]

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Posted by Admin - July 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

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Fun With iBeacon by Andrea

Andrea in his blog “Syntax Error” has written a blog post on the title “Fun With iBeacon” , an interesting and easy to understand blog post which introduces what is iBeacon and how iBeacon works and Andrea shares the experience of how to use it and also talks about Estimote […]

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Posted by Admin - July 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

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How to increase or decrease the number of items in the Recent Presentation List in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 ?

If you want to increase or decrease the number of recently used files in the Recent Presentation List in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 , you can do that easily by following the below steps. How to increase or decrease the number of items in the Recent Presentation List in Microsoft PowerPoint […]

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Posted by Admin - July 2, 2014 at 7:02 pm

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What is Picture Presentation format in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 ?

Do you want to make sure that your slides are not edited by any one who uses the presentation file by converting each slide to image and still have it in the presentation file ? What is Picture Presentation format in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 ? The Picture Presentation format allows […]

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Posted by Admin - July 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

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How to Enable “Embed Fonts in file” in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 ?

There are times when you might want to transfer the presentation file to a different computer . It might happen that the destination system does not have the font that was used in the presentation file. In this case , you might have to embed the fonts within your PowerPoint […]

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Posted by Admin - July 2, 2014 at 6:16 pm

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Shortcut to Create a new Blank Presentation in PowerPoint 2013

If you want to create a new blank presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 , one of the easiest way is to use the shortcuts. Use the shortcut key “Ctrl+N” shortcut key to create a new blank presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.

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Posted by Admin - July 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

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How to enable Tracing for all pages in ASP.NET Web Application ?

In ASP.NET Web forms , you can enable the tracing for a all the pages by adding the trace element to the web.config file. How to enable Tracing for all pages in ASP.NET Web Application ? Below is a sample web.config entries that demonstrates how to add the tracing element in the […]

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Posted by Admin - June 29, 2014 at 5:51 pm

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How to Get the Network Card Information in C# ?

There are times when you want to retrieve the low level information about the network adapters in the computer . In this case , you can use the NetworkInterface class that is defined in the System.Net.NetworkInformation namespace. How to Get the Network Card Information in C# ? Below is a […]

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Posted by Admin - June 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm

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How to Check if a Directory exists in C# ?

Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating the usage of Directory.Exists method to find of the folder exists or not using C# . How to Check if a Directory exists in C# ? using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Globalization; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using System.IO; namespace GinktageConsoleApp { internal class […]

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Posted by Admin - June 27, 2014 at 8:10 am

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How to Check if a File exists in C# ?

If you want to know if a given file along with the path exists or not , you can use the File.Exists method. How to Check if a File exists in C# ? Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating the usage of File.Exists method to find of the file […]

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Posted by Admin - June 27, 2014 at 8:06 am

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How to Get the File Size in C# ?

  There are times when you want to retrieve the size of a file programmatically in C# . Below is a sample code that demonstrates how to retrieve the file size in c# using the FileInfo class. How to Get the File Size in C# ?   string GKFile = […]

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Posted by Admin - June 26, 2014 at 7:05 pm

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How to Initialize a Collection during Declaration in C# ?

If you want to initialize a collection with values during the time of declaration , we can use the Object Initializers . How to Initialize a Collection during Declaration in C# ? Below is a sample code showing how to do it. List<int> NKLst = new List<int>() { 2, 178, […]

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Posted by Admin - June 22, 2014 at 3:44 pm

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How to run regular expressions faster in C# ?

If you want the regular expression to run faster , you can set the RegexOptions.Compiled value to the regex constructor . This will compile the regex in to their own assembly which will run a little faster. How to run regular expressions faster in C# ? Below is a sample […]

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Posted by Admin - June 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm

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Validating a Zip codes in C# using Regular Expression

Are you looking for a code snippet to validate US Zip code in C# using Regular Expression ? . Below is a code snippet showing how to do it. Validating a Zip codes in C# using Regular Expression // Validating a Zip codes in C# using Regular Expression string GKZipCode […]

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Posted by Admin - June 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm

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