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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 GPS-based navigation

Do you know that you can launch the built-in navigation directly from your application to allow a user to be navigated to the target? You will learn how to do it in this recipe.

As an example, you will create a page with two text boxes (for the latitude and longitude of the destination) and a button. After clicking on the button, the values from the textboxes will be read and used for launching navigation to the target point.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

To prepare an example that launches the GPS-based navigation to the given coordinates, perform the following steps:

  1. Add two text boxes (where a user can type the latitude and longitude of the destination) and a button (starting navigation) to the page by modifying the content of the MainPage.xaml file, as follows:

            <Page (...)> 
                <StackPanel (...)>