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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 icons to app bars

If you want to allow the user to have quick access to some useful operations, you can equip the page with either the top or bottom app bar. Such bars are collapsed by default, but they can be easily expanded by the user by clicking on them. In this recipe, you will learn how to add icons to both the top and bottom app bars, as well as how to handle the scenario of pressing particular icons.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

To prepare an example that shows how to add either top or bottom app bar and handle an event of clicking on icons located within an app bar, perform the following steps:

  1. To add a bottom app bar with three icons, modify the content of the MainPage.xaml file as follows:

            <Page (...) Background="Black"> 
                <Grid Padding="20" Background="White"> 
                        Text="Exemplary page that contains an...