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Custom Pop up dialog box in Windows phone 8.1

If u want to show any notification for a few seconds then you probably prefer pop up dialog box which show message and disappear in few seconds rather than message dialog or content dialog for which you have to press manually to remove it. For one of my application I made a simple popup control to show simple notification like internet connection status or data not found. For this i used TextBlock and wrap it with Border and control its opacity and visibility using blend.

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[Tips]Setting homepage in azure website while deploying from github

After you deploy your site from github, your website root page/directory (yourdomain.azurewebsites.net) may or may not redirect to your site root page ( site main page likes start.html, main.html, home.html) which you used while developing. There are few pages name which are mostly used are predefined in application setting of setting page. It looks like this.

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Using SQLite in WPF Application

As you know SQLite is light weight database no need of any set up configuration and easy to use. If you already used SQLite with windows/Phone apps then you are almost there. For this post I assume that you had already worked with SQLite if not at least with SQL server for your application. There is no any complex steps to follow for doing this in WPF. It’s almost same like what you did before. Here is step by step guide for using SQLite in WPF application.

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Adding controls over Map in Windows Phone 8.1

In windows phone 8 or 8.1 we can put icon/pin to show the location at any coordinate. Adding MapIcon object will do for that. But some time we have to show more details about that location or coordinate at that time adding grid, text block helps to show more data in map. Putting controls over map is easy if we do not have to show those controls in coordinate(lat/long) basis. But if we have to show those controls in exact location then we have to do more exercise.

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Marquee effect in TextBlock in Windows Phone

There is no any built in property for putting marquee effect in text block or for any controls in WP. But we can achieve that effect by doing animation using StoryBoard. So here I used Canvas and I put TextBlock inside Canvas and cliped it with certain dimension and in StoryBoard I am using DoubleAnimation and defining properties like To, From, TargetProperty, TargeName. For now I will show you marquee effect from right to left you can achieve left to right flow by just changing the value of “From” property of DoubleAnimation to positive.

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Recovering azure websites credentials from MySQL database

I am not a regular blogger so i open my azure website dashboard in long gap but last time I forgot my username and password. I tried real hard to remember username and password but unable to do it. And also I don’t have more knowledge about web development and stuffs so i have no idea how to recover my credentials. But thanks to my friend Sailendra (WordPress developer) for guiding me to get that credentials. So what I do is:

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Drawing line on Map control in Windows Phone 8.1 using MapPolyline

In windows phone there is separate API for showing route between two coordinates. MapLocationFinder is used for showing walking and driving direction. But sometime scenario will be different in my case, I have to plot air route that plane travel from Location A to Location B. For this case i used MapPolyline class to draw line between coordinates on map.

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