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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

Launching vibrations

Vibrating a smartphone is one of the possible approaches to inform a user about important events. In this recipe, you will learn how to programmatically start vibrations.

As an example, you will prepare a simple page with the Start vibrations button. After clicking on it, the vibrations should be started only for 1 second.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

To prepare an example that launches vibrations, perform the following steps:

  1. Add a reference to Windows Mobile Extensions for the UWP. To do so, choose Add | Reference... from the context menu of the project node in the Solution Explorer window, click on Universal Windows | Extensions in the Reference Manager window on the left, and choose a version of Windows Mobile Extensions for the UWP, such as 10.0.10240.0, as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. Add the button to launch the vibrations by modifying the content of the MainPage.xaml file, as shown...