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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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Animating the font size of an element

It is possible to animate the values of various properties, and it is not limited to basic shapes, such as rectangles or ellipses. In this recipe, you will learn how to animate the font size for a text block. Such a solution may be useful to visually inform the user about some important message presented in the user interface.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

To prepare the example that animates the font size, perform the following steps:

  1. Add a text block to the page and define a storyboard for changing its font size. Do this by modifying the content of the MainPage.xaml file, as shown in the following code:

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