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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
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Creating the view model for a page

Let's start by creating the view model for a default page within the automatically generated project. This requires a set of steps, including the installation of the additional package using the NuGet Package Manager, creating suitable directories in the project, and defining some classes. All of these steps are explained in detail in this recipe.


The content of this recipe also performs a very important role in the subsequent recipes in this chapter. The set of steps allows you to prepare the custom configuration of the MVVM design pattern, which will be used for further examples as well.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

To create the view model for a default page, perform the following steps:

  1. Install PropertyChanged.Fody using the NuGet Package Manager. To do so, refer to the following steps:

    1. Choose Manage NuGet Packages... from the context menu of the project node in the Solution...