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Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#

By : Lohith G N
Book Image

Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#

By: Lohith G N

Overview of this book

Windows Phone is an OS which is also a platform in itself and provides an opportunity for application developers to build their apps and sell them on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Windows Phone is slowly catching up in the race with iOS and Android. Although well suited for scientific and mathematical calculations, the Windows Phone Platform provides an opportunity to program in F#. "Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#"  focuses on making the user aware of Windows Phone App Development with the F# programming language in as short a time as possible. The book teaches you about the development environment, helps you understand the project structure, understand the controls, and ends with some of the cool features of the platform like sensors, launchers, and choosers. The book starts off with enabling the user with the right tools required to start developing. It focuses on getting the IDE ready, and project and item templates. By the end of the book the user will be familiarized with the different aspects of the platform itself. The transition from one chapter to another is short and focused so that you can get to the meat of the topic quickly.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
4
Windows Phone Screen Orientations
5
Windows Phone Gesture Events
7
Windows Phone and Data Access
Index

Chapter 3. Working with Windows Phone Controls

In the previous chapter, we familiarized ourselves with the different project templates available for F# and Windows Phone application development. We looked at three project templates that are available from the F# community and that help us in getting started with the development.

Silverlight runtime for Windows Phone provides a variety of controls as part of the framework itself. This chapter is all about getting to know the controls supported by the framework and understanding how to work with those controls. We will go through each control, understand its usage, and finally learn how to write code to work with those controls.