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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


In the previous chapter, you learned how to start your adventure of developing applications for smartphones, tablets, and desktops running on the Windows 10 operating system. In the next step, it is crucial to get to know how to design particular pages within the application to provide the user with a convenient user interface that works smoothly on screens with various resolutions.

Fortunately, designing the user interface is really simple using the XAML language and Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015. You can use a set of predefined controls, such as textboxes, checkboxes, images, or buttons. What is more, you can easily arrange controls in various variants, either vertically, horizontally, or in a grid. This is not all, because you can prepare your own controls that could be placed on many pages within the application. It is also possible to prepare dedicated versions of particular pages for various device families, such as mobile or desktop.

You have already learned how...