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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

Adding an image

Modern applications often contain attractive designs that include images. In this recipe, you will learn how to present images in your application using the Image control.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you only need the automatically generated project.

How to do it...

To add a .jpg file to the project, add the Image control, and handle the Tapped event, perform the following steps:

  1. Add the Image.jpg file to the Assets directory within the project. To do so, refer to these steps:

    1. Navigate to Add | Existing Item... from the context menu of the Assets node in the Solution Explorer window.

    2. Choose the file in the Add Existing Item window.

    3. Click on the Add button.

  2. Place the Image control on the page and adjust its appearance by modifying the content of the MainPage.xaml file as follows:

            <Page (...) Background="Black"> 
                <Grid (...)>