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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

Obtaining a map token

As you learned in the previous chapter, you can show a map directly in your application. Unfortunately, by default, it informs a user that the map service token has not been specified. You can solve this problem by generating a map token using the Bing Maps Dev Center portal, as you will see in this recipe. Then, the obtained token should be set as a value of the MapServiceToken property of MapControl.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you need a project that contains a page with the MapControl control. You could use an application developed as an example in the Showing a map within a page recipe from Chapter 8, Internet-based Scenarios.

How to do it...

To obtain a map token, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to the Windows Dev Center, as already explained in the recipe titled Adding a project to the Windows Dev Center.

  2. Click on the application name in the dashboard.

  3. Go to Services | Maps from the menu on the left-hand side.

  4. According to the information presented...