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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

Choosing date and time

When a user of your application enters a particular date or time, such as a birth date or a time when an order should be delivered, it is a good idea to provide a built-in mechanism of choosing the date and time. Such mechanisms allow a user to select them in a comfortable way, without the necessity of entering such information in a textual form. In this recipe, you will learn how to choose a date either from the calendar or a list and how to specify time by choosing a particular hour and minute.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

To allow a user to choose date or time in a few ways, perform the following steps:

  1. To add the CalendarDatePicker control to the page, which will allow a user to choose a date from the calendar, modify the content of the MainPage.xaml file as follows:

            <Page (...)> 
                <StackPanel Padding="20">