Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How to get rid of system tray in PhoneGap within Windows Phone

Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition creates a basic template for you in PhoneGap, but it does come with an inherent, irritating native system tray for Windows Phone applications. This is what I'm talking about:

 In your Visual Studio project, you can safely disable the system tray with one click so that it doesn't affect the look and feel of your application. You just need to set the SystemTray.IsVisible to "false". Select the system tray in your design area and look at the properties panel. I have illustrated it for better understanding:

Now,  take a look at the properties panel and un-check the SystemTray.IsVisible option: 

 Once you have un-checked the box, the System Tray disappears :) This can also be done by modifying the XAML and setting the same property to "False" all by yourself. Also, changing this in one page does not mean that it gets changed for all other pages. You need to manually edit and change them all.

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