Windows Phone Mango – New Tasks (Beta & Beta2)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Windows Phone Mango adds few more task over initial Windows Phone (RTM) release. This post will cover new task (launchers and choosers) added to Windows Phone Mango Beta and Beta 2. To introduce those features I’ve created sample application which looks very simple, yet have all those new tasks: Before we are starting, one very important note about tasks in general. Some of them works on emulator as on real device (Bing maps, Bing directions, etc.), some of them works but doesn’t produce any “visible” output and cannot been verified (Save Ringtone) and some of...

Silverlight for Windows Phone 7: Launchers and Choosers

Monday, July 12, 2010

This post will talk about launchers and choosers mechanism in Windows Phone 7 applications. The Windows Phone application model isolates every application in its own sandbox, both for execution and file storage. Applications are not able to directly access common stores of information, such as the contacts list to directly invoke other applications such as the phone or messaging applications. To enable scenarios that require common tasks such as these, Windows Phone exposes a set of APIs referred to as Launchers and Choosers that allow applications indirect access to these useful phone features. The Launcher and Chooser APIs invoke distinct...