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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

Using animation to hide controls

Sometimes, it may be necessary to hide some controls on the page, for example, when they are no longer active or important for a user. Of course, you can easily change their visibility, but is it possible to hide a control with an animation? Of course! In this recipe, you will learn how to fade out the text block once you press the button.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you need the project from the previous recipe.

How to do it...

To modify the preceding example to fade out the text block after pressing the button, perform the following steps:

  1. Define the storyboard with the fade out animation in the page resources and add a button to start the animation. Perform this step by modifying the content of the MainPage.xaml file, as shown in the following code snippet:

            <Page (...)> 
                    <Storyboard x:Name="HeaderHide">