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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgements
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface

Internet-based scenarios


More information about opening a website, composing an e-mail message, using a map, launching the navigation, as well as sending HTTP requests, are shown as follows:

  • Launching a default web browser is mentioned at:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/launch-resume/launch-default-app#http-uri-scheme

  • Presenting a website within a page is described at:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/controls-and-patterns/web-view

  • Composing an e-mail message is presented at:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/contacts-and-calendar/sending-email

  • Opening a default e-mail client is explained at:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/launch-resume/launch-default-app#email-uri-scheme

  • Composing an SMS message is shown at:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/contacts-and-calendar/sending-an-sms-message

  • The PhoneCallManager class is described at:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/dn624832

  • The Skype URIs are indicated at:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/office/dn745878.aspx

  • Launching an external application to present a map is shown at:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/launch-resume/launch-maps-app

  • Presenting the map within an application is described at:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/maps-and-location/controls-map

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/maps-and-location/display-maps

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/maps-and-location/display-poi

  • Various topics regarding a network-enabled application are available at:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/networking/networking-basics

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/networking/which-networking-technology

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/networking/httpclient