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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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Could you imagine your daily life without the Internet? It is used by many people, almost non-stop, for browsing websites, sending e-mails, calling, using maps, and navigation, as well as sharing diverse content using social media. Of course, people also use the Internet connection for downloading applications from mobile stores.

For these reasons, it is crucial to learn how to introduce Internet-based scenarios into your UWP applications that can be run on a smartphone, a tablet, or a desktop. Such topics are presented in the current chapter, together with examples.

First of all, you will get to know two ways of opening a website, namely in a default web browser in the system and using a control that allows presenting it directly within the application. In the next recipe, you will see how to open an e-mail client with a given configuration regarding recipients, subject, body, and even attachments. The following part of this chapter is related to calling, both by starting a traditional...