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Using XMPP and Openfire Server in Windows Phone 8

Implementing Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) in Windows phone 8 is really a tough experience. Because, there is no third party library which is for free (there are some libraries which are highly expensive). BackgroundProject was required with WP8 chat application using Openfire server. After many days of exploration, we found a library which works well in WP8 (** WP8- Windows phone 8) but it lacks documentation and support. I started trial and error with this library. Ple...
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How to add Overlay in Windows phone 8

Windows Phone is windows mobile operating system from Microsoft.In my project, there was a requirement of Overlay panel whenever the data is requested from server (i.e., when task takes some time to execute).Here, I am going to show you a sample example of using overlay in windows phone project.Find the sample solution hereOverlay, is it a control or a property?No, the overlay is not a control or a property but it is a process which can be achieved using Popup a Class present in Windows Phone 8 ...
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Create a Virtual Wi-Fi Hotspot for Windows 7 & 8

In this blog, I have added information on how to turn your windows 7 or 8 machine into a Wi-Fi Hotspot.There are many times when you may find that you are stuck using a wired connection and want to use it wirelessly.In Windows 8, Microsoft quietly removed a useful networking feature: ad-hoc networks.In Windows7 (and previous OSes), the tool could turn your PC into a Wi-Fi hot spot, allowing it to share its Ethernet or other Internet connection with other devices by broadcasting it...
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Windows 8 Shortcut Keys -Useful

HotkeysPressing the Windows key and some specific keys can make you life easier. Here are some useful shortcuts: Windows + X : pseudo start menu. Windows + C : Windows QuickMenu. Same as dragging you mouse to the lower right corner. Windows + M : Minimize all apps and show the desktop, including Metro apps.(does not toggle). Windows + D : Show the desktop (toggles). Windows + F : search for files Windows + Q : search for apps (My first response was why a separate se...
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Microsoft Office 2013 Features and Looks

Now Office 2013 launched recently, now its not available for users may be its available for User after 1st or 2nd month of 2013.Personally I like office 2013, Metro looks and ready for touch screens. Multi colored Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Each app supports a new color-coded start screen—blue for Word, green for Excel, orange for PowerPoint, green for Publisher.Like the other applications’ start screens, the one for Word displays a list of recent documents. Though creating a ...
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