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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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Binding a collection to a list view

In the previous recipes, you learned how to use the MVVM design pattern and data binding with various controls available out of the box, such as a textbox, a text block, or a progress bar. Apart from these controls, there is another set that presents a list of items, such as a list view, a grid view, or a combobox. Of course, they could also benefit from data binding. In this recipe, you will learn how to use data binding for a list view.

As an example, you will create a page that will present a list of people. Each row will contain a name, current location, and the number of days remaining until the next birthday. After clicking on an item, a message dialog will be shown.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you need the automatically generated project configured according to the MVVM design pattern, as described in the Creating the view model for a page recipe.

How to do it...

To bind a collection to a list view, in order to present a list of people...