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How to run your Application in full screen mode in Windows Phone 7 ?

In Windows Phone 7 , there is an area called System Tray on the Top of the screen where the information related to Signal strength and the Battery Level is shown .

You cannot add any icons or text to this area , so there will be a empty space on the top of your Application .

However , if you dont want to have the empty space and instead if your Application needs be run in full screen mode , you can set the SystemTray visibility to false .

SystemTray is a static class defined in the namespace “Microsoft.Phone.Shell” and you can set its IsVisible to false

private void PhoneApplicationPage_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)


          SystemTray.IsVisible = false;


When you run the Application now , you should see that your Application now utilizes the little space alloted for SystemTray .

You can also set this property via the xaml file too