Market Place Detail Task in Windows Phone 7 via WCF Service


Introduction

In this article let's dig out one more interesting concepts in windows phone which communicates with WCF Service to perform some operation. Once this application is fully developed and deployed it provide entire details for application that you are requested to install.

Question Arises: What is Market Place Detail?

In simple terms "It provide complete list of details that are required for specific application to install on phone".

Let's get this implemented now!!!

Step 1 : The Complete Code of IService1.cs looks like this.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Web;
using System.Text;
namespace WCF_Market_Place_Details
{
    // NOTE: You can use the "Rename" command on the "Refactor" menu to change the interface name "IService1" in both code and config file together.
    [ServiceContract]
    public interface IService1
    {
        [OperationContract]
        string Content(string a);
    }
}

Step 2 : The Complete Code of Service1.svc.cs looks like this.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Web;
using System.Text;
namespace WCF_Market_Place_Details
{
    // NOTE: You can use the "Rename" command on the "Refactor" menu to change the class name "Service1" in code, svc and config file together.
    public class Service1 : IService1
    {
        public string Content(string a)
        {
            return a;
        }
    }
}

Step 3 : The Complete Code of Web.Config looks like this.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<
configuration>
    <system.web>
        <compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.0" />
    </system.web>
    <system.serviceModel>
        <behaviors>
            <serviceBehaviors>
                <behavior>
                    <!-- To avoid disclosing metadata information, set the value below to false and remove the metadata endpoint above before deployment -->
                    <serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="true"/>
                    <!-- To receive exception details in faults for debugging purposes, set the value below to true.  Set to false before deployment to avoid disclosing exception information -->
                    <serviceDebug includeExceptionDetailInFaults="false"/>
                </behavior>
            </serviceBehaviors>
        </behaviors>
        <serviceHostingEnvironment multipleSiteBindingsEnabled="true" />
    </system.serviceModel>
    <system.webServer>
        <modules runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests="true"/>
    </system.webServer>
</
configuration>

Step 4 : The Complete Code of MainPage.xaml looks like this.

<
phone:PhoneApplicationPage
    x:Class="Market_Place_Detail_Task.MainPage"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    xmlns:phone="clr-namespace:Microsoft.Phone.Controls;assembly=Microsoft.Phone"
    xmlns:shell="clr-namespace:Microsoft.Phone.Shell;assembly=Microsoft.Phone"
    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
    xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
    mc:Ignorable="d" d:DesignWidth="480" d:DesignHeight="768"
    FontFamily="{StaticResource PhoneFontFamilyNormal}"
    FontSize="{StaticResource PhoneFontSizeNormal}"
    Foreground="{StaticResource PhoneForegroundBrush}"
    SupportedOrientations="Portrait" Orientation="Portrait"
    shell:SystemTray.IsVisible="True">
    <!--LayoutRoot is the root grid where all page content is placed-->
    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="Transparent">
        <Grid.RowDefinitions>
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
            <RowDefinition Height="*"/>
        </Grid.RowDefinitions>
        <!--TitlePanel contains the name of the application and page title-->
        <StackPanel x:Name="TitlePanel" Grid.Row="0" Margin="12,17,0,28">
            <TextBlock x:Name="ApplicationTitle" FontFamily="Verdana" FontSize="22" Text="Vijay's Market Place Details Application" Style="{StaticResource PhoneTextNormalStyle}"/>
            <TextBlock x:Name="PageTitle" Text="Windows 7 Phone" Margin="9,-7,0,0" Style="{StaticResource PhoneTextTitle1Style}"/>
        </StackPanel>
        <!--ContentPanel - place additional content here-->
        <Grid x:Name="ContentPanel" Grid.Row="1" Margin="12,0,12,0">
            <Button Content="Market Place Details" FontFamily="Verdana" FontSize="22" Height="72" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="93,289,0,0" Name="button1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="284"
Click="button1_Click" />
            <TextBlock Height="30" FontFamily="Verdana" FontSize="22" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="72,175,0,0" Name="textBlock1" Text="Please Enter Content Identifier" VerticalAlignment="Top" />
            <TextBox Height="72" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="93,211,0,0" Name="textBox1"  VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="284" />
            <TextBlock Height="30" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="84,396,0,0" Name="textBlock2" Foreground="Red" FontFamily="Verdana" FontSize="22" VerticalAlignment="Top" />
        </Grid>
    </Grid>
    <!--Sample code showing usage of ApplicationBar-->
    <!--<phone:PhoneApplicationPage.ApplicationBar>
        <shell:ApplicationBar IsVisible="True" IsMenuEnabled="True">
            <shell:ApplicationBarIconButton IconUri="/Images/appbar_button1.png" Text="Button 1"/>
            <shell:ApplicationBarIconButton IconUri="/Images/appbar_button2.png" Text="Button 2"/>
            <shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>
                <shell:ApplicationBarMenuItem Text="MenuItem 1"/>
                <shell:ApplicationBarMenuItem Text="MenuItem 2"/>
            </shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>
        </shell:ApplicationBar>
    </phone:PhoneApplicationPage.ApplicationBar>-->
</phone:PhoneApplicationPage>

Step 5 : The Complete Code of MainPage.xaml.cs looks like this.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Net;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Documents;
using System.Windows.Input;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Animation;
using System.Windows.Shapes;
using Microsoft.Phone.Controls;
using Microsoft.Phone.Tasks;
using Market_Place_Detail_Task.ServiceReference1;
namespace Market_Place_Detail_Task
{
    public partial class MainPage : PhoneApplicationPage
    {
        // Constructor
        public MainPage()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
        static void ContentCall(object sender, ContentCompletedEventArgs e)
        {
            MarketplaceDetailTask objDetailsTask = new MarketplaceDetailTask();
            objDetailsTask.ContentIdentifier = e.Result;
            objDetailsTask.ContentType = MarketplaceContentType.Applications;
            objDetailsTask.Show();
        }
        private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            textBlock2.Text = "";
            if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(textBox1.Text))
            {
                textBlock2.Text = "Please Enter Content Identifier";
            }
            else
            {
                Service1Client objClient = new Service1Client();
                objClient.ContentCompleted += new EventHandler<ContentCompletedEventArgs>(ContentCall);
                objClient.ContentAsync(textBox1.Text);
                textBox1.Text = "";
            }
        }
    }
}

Step 6 :
Output of the Application looks like this.

MarketDetails0.png

Market Place Detail Output Application looks like this.

MarketDetails1.png

Nothing Entered Output Application looks like this.

MarketDetails2.png

I hope this article is useful for you. I look forward for your comments and feedback.

Thanks Vijay Prativadi.

MVC Corporation
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