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Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Cookbook

By : Robb Schiefer Jr., Jonathan Marbutt, Robb Schiefer
Book Image

Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Cookbook

By: Robb Schiefer Jr., Jonathan Marbutt, Robb Schiefer

Overview of this book

Silverlight has revolutionized development using Microsoft technologies. It is an excellent tool for mobile application development. The XAML-based markup and familiar C# code are the perfect combination for building apps efficiently and with minimum hassle.Packed full of recipes containing comprehensive instructions for the tasks required to build modern compelling smartphone apps using Silverlight.Starting with application design and architecture, you will quickly move on to more technical features and APIs you can implement to make your app stand out. You will use the Camera API to scan barcode, location services to pinpoint the user’s GPS coordinates and accelerometer to provide feedback based on movement of the phone. All of these features can be provided in a slick user interface through the power of Silverlight. Animations, behaviors and XAML provide all you need and more.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Understanding events

If you have done some programming in the past, you should find yourself very comfortable using an event. Events are a simple way of saying "something happened" against which you can write the code to handle it. A very classic type of event is handling an OnClick event where a user clicks a button or in the case of Windows Phone, a user touches a button. In our first example, we will carry out a very basic handling of this event type.

Getting ready

To get started with this example, create a very basic windows phone application in Visual Studio like we have in the previous chapters. This will just be the standard windows phone application type, as shown in the following screenshot:

How to do it...

Now that we have a simple starting point we can begin to implement behaviors.

  1. 1. Let's change the XAML for the content panel to the following:

    <!--ContentPanel - place additional content here-->
    <StackPanel x:Name="ContentPanel" Grid.Row="1"