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Windows Application Development Cookbook

By : Marcin Jamro
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Windows Application Development Cookbook

By: Marcin Jamro

Overview of this book

Need to ensure you can always create the best Windows apps regardless of platform? What you need are solutions to the biggest issues you can face, so you can always ensure you’re making the right choices and creating the best apps you can. The book starts with recipes that will help you set up the integrated development environment before you go ahead and design the user interface. You will learn how to use the MVVM design pattern together with data binding, as well as how to work with data in different file formats. Moving on, you will explore techniques to add animations and graphics to your application, and enable your solution to work with multimedia content. You will also see how to use sensors, such as an accelerometer and a compass, as well as obtain the current GPS location. You will make your application ready to work with Internet-based scenarios, such as composing e-mails or downloading files, before finally testing the project and submitting it to the Windows Store. By the end of the book, you will have a market-ready application compatible across different Windows devices, including smartphones, tablets, and desktops.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Windows Application Development Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer


Application development is certainly an exciting task that allows you to create amazing solutions that may be used by people all over the world! What is more, with the usage of the Windows 10 platform, you can develop Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that run on various devices, including smartphones, tablets, and desktops. The availability of great tools and a lot of interesting resources make such a task significantly easier. Additionally, they shorten the time required for preparing the product. So, why not try developing another great solution that could be known and used in various regions of the world?

However, before developing amazing applications and sharing them with others, you need to perform a set of necessary steps, such as setting up a suitable Integrated Development Environment (IDE), creating a project, or adding pages to your application. Then, you need to design a User Interface (UI) as well as handle suitable navigation within the application. You also need to write supporting code in a programming language as well as test the newly created application in an emulator and a real device.

Unfortunately, sometimes not everything works exactly as you plan. Therefore, it is important to learn how to debug your solution and find the source of the problem as well as measure performance to ensure that the application will work smoothly on various devices.

In the case of this book, we will use Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) for UI definition as well as the C# programming language to specify the interaction with the UI and to prepare business logic.

If you are already aware of the previously mentioned topics, you could skip this chapter. Otherwise, it is strongly recommended that you read it thoroughly because the information will be used in the remaining part of this book as well. Let's start!


You can find more information about various topics presented in the book at This website contains a lot of interesting resources regarding developing UWP applications for Windows 10, such as about: