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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

Presenting a website within a page

As you saw in the previous recipe, opening a website in an external browser is really simple. However, it is also possible to embed the web browser directly in your application and present the website on the page, without the necessity of navigating a user away from your application. You can do it using the WebView control, as you will see in this recipe. What is more, such a control allows you to execute some additional code when navigation to another page is started or completed.

As an example, you will create a simple application that presents  in the WebView control and only allows navigating to specific pages, the addresses of which start with . Thus, the user cannot use the application to freely browse the Internet. You will also learn how to read the address of the loaded website, as well as you will get to know whether the website has opened successfully. If it has not, its address should be presented in red.