Posts Tagged ‘wpdev’

How to send a mail from your Windows Phone 8.1 app

The old way Sometimes, we need to pass some values to a newly generated E-Mail. In Windows Phone, we always had the EmailComposeTask for that: EmailComposeTask mailTask = new EmailComposeTask(); mailTask .To = “mail@domain.com”; mailTask .Subject = “this is the Subject”; mailTask.Body = “this is the Body”; mailTask.Show(); This way was pretty straight forward. It […]


How to detect all urls in a string to match Twitter’s requirements (Windows 8(.1) and Windows Phone 8(.1))

As you might guess, I am still working on that app I mentioned in my last blog post. As I was diving deeper into the functions I want, I recognized that Twitter does a very well url handling server side. Like the official documentation says, every url will be shortened with a link that has […]


How to use the WebAuthenticationBroker for oAuth in a Windows Phone Runtime WP8.1 app

After playing around with WP8.1 for a few days (like everyone else), I decided to dig a bit into development of WP8.1. As oAuth is the common authentication method nowadays for Apps and Websites, I was curios about the implementation of the WebAuthenticationBroker in a WINPRT app. I used it before with Windows 8 for […]


AppAdditives PromotionalCodes, Telerik trial reminder and how to let users unlock the full app on Windows Phone

I love it when I am discovering new awesome stuff to provide a unique User Experience in my apps. AppAdditives by ExGrip LLC are the newest tools I felt in love with. AppAdditives allow you to create promo images, social cards and widgets for your blog very easy. On top of that, they provide you […]


How to build a custom Application Bar for your Windows Phone app (the easy way)

In one of my recent projects, I was forced to use icons for the ApplicationBarButtons that didn’t fit into the circled template of the standard Windows Phone application bar. The icons have special circles themselves, and I am not allowed to change anything on that icons (you’re right, it is for the corporate app I […]