In this recipe, we will implement the most fundamental use of location services, tracking latitude and longitude. Our sample application will be a navigation helper which displays all the available location information. We will also review the different ways in which the phone gets its location information and their attributes.
We will be working in Visual Studio for this tutorial, so start by opening Studio and creating a new Windows Phone 7 application using the Windows Phone Application project template.
We will need some UI to start tracking and displaying the data, so go to the
MainPage.xaml file, if it's not already open. Change the
ContentPanel from a
Grid to a
StackPanel, then add a button to the designer, and set its
Content property to
Start Tracking. Next add four
TextBlocks. Two of these will be Latitude and Longitude...