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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

Navigation in Windows Phone

Let us first try to understand the term navigation. Simply put, navigation allows a user to move through different pages of content within an application. Windows Phone applications are based on a page model, which is similar to that of Silverlight. Because of this, the navigation in Windows Phone applications is nothing but the presentation of different screens or different contents to the end user thereby allowing him to move back and forth between the content.

Since the Windows Phone hardware mandates a hardware back button, it can be used to go back one screen in any application. There is no need to provide an explicit navigation action to go back in Windows Phone applications.

This type of infrastructure allows the developers to achieve the following:

  • Creation of different view-based or different screen-based content applications that fit naturally with that of the Windows Phone navigation model

  • Easy to provide transition when navigating from one view to another...