Programmatically terminate a Silverlight app 

Exiting programmatically as always been an issue for Silverlight applications on Windows Phone 7. A few workaround existed, from throwing an exception to referencing a XNA assembly and using the ‘Game.Exit()’ method. Windows Phone 8 brings a new API, that can be used from Silverlight applications: ‘Application.Terminate()’ Using it is really straightforward: A word of […]

Programmatically change the lock screen picture 

Windows Phone 8 introduces a new API to allow apps to change the background picture displayed on the lock screen. The displayed picture can be picked from the application’s resources or from the isolated storage. To use this feature, you need first to declare it in the application’s manifest. Just add the following extension in […]