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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

Composing an e-mail message

While developing UWP applications, it is also possible to programmatically open an external e-mail client. Of course, you can configure a new message by setting its recipients, subject, body, or even choosing files that should be attached. In this recipe, you will learn how to compose an e-mail message with a few variants.

As an example, you will create an application that composes a new e-mail message in a few ways, namely with various recipients (as To, CC, and BCC), a predefined subject, a body, and importance, as well as with an attachment selected by the user from the .jpg files available on the device.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

To prepare an example that composes new e-mail messages, perform the following steps:

  1. Add three buttons (opening an external application to send e-mail messages in various configurations) to the page by modifying the content of the MainPage.xaml file, as...