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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

Creating a unit test

While developing applications, you might make various mistakes in the implementation that could lead to incorrect software operations, such as showing improper data, navigating to a different screen than planned, or even crashing. Of course, you should try to limit such situations, but how can you find such problems and fix them before deployment? The natural answer is by testing, but what do you mean by testing?

Will you just launch the application in an emulator or a real device and use it as a potential user? Of course, such a testing process is really useful and important. However, what will you do after you make the changes in the project? Will you introduce such testing again and again? It seems to be very time-consuming and not so interesting, doesn't it?

In this chapter, you will get to know another approach and learn how to create a unit test to introduce automatic testing for your application.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you need a project that could...