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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
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Getting the coordinates of a clicked point on a map

The MapControl control, available for UWP applications, supports various ways of user interaction. For example, you can handle an event that is fired when the user presses the map. Of course, you can get the latitude and longitude of this location. In this recipe, you will learn how to perform this task.

As an example, you will create an application that presents the map. After clicking on it, an ellipse should be added in the clicked point. Of course, such ellipses should be shown correctly regardless of the location and the zoom level of the map.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

To prepare an example that adds an ellipse on the map in the location pressed by a user, perform the following steps:

  1. Add the MapControl control (presenting the map) to the page and handle the event of tapping the map (MapTapped). To do so, modify the content of the MainPage.xaml file, as shown...