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Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#

By : Lohith G N
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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#
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Windows Phone Screen Orientations
Windows Phone Gesture Events
Windows Phone and Data Access

Supported controls in Windows Phone

The following list will illustrate the different controls supported in Windows Phone. These controls are included in the System.Windows.Controls namespace in the .NET Framework class library for Silverlight:

  • Button: As the name goes, this is a button wherein a user interacts by clicking on it. On clicking, it raises an event.

  • HyperlinkButton: This is a button control that displays a hyperlink. When clicked, it allows users to navigate to an external web page or content within the same application.

  • ProgressBar: This is a control that indicates the progress of an operation.

  • MessageBox: This is a control that is used to display a message to the user and optionally prompts for a response.

  • TextBox: This is a control that allows users to enter single or multiple lines of text.

  • Checkbox: This is a control that a user can select or clear, that is, the control can be checked or unchecked.

  • ListBox: This is a control that contains a list of selectable items....