A very simple and much required API addition in Windows Phone 8 which allows you to retrieve Battery related information. Here’s what this API expose,

- Identify remaining battery percentage

- Discharge time

- An event that triggers when battery percentage drops by 1% 

Battery class is contained within namespace Windows.Phone.Devices.Power

Here’s how you can identify remaining battery percentage,

Battery.GetDefault().RemainingChargePercent

Note that this feature wasn’t supported in Windows Phone 7.5 earlier and makes a comprehensive addition to WP8 SDK.

 

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