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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

Recording a movie from a camera

Similarly to taking a photo from a camera, it is possible to record a movie and save it on a device. Due to the availability of the CameraCaptureUI class, the same as was used in the previous recipe, you can add the movie recording feature to your application in a really easy way. You will learn how to do it while reading this recipe.

As an example, you will create a page with the Record a movie! button. After clicking on it, the process of recording a movie will be started. When the movie is ready, it will be saved to the Movies directory and played on the page using the MediaElement control.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

To prepare an example that allows a user to record a movie from the camera, using the built-in user interface, and save it as .mp4 file, perform the following steps:

  1. Enable the Webcam and Microphone capabilities by double-clicking on the Package.appxmanifest file in...