Windows Phone 8 Recipes, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1430259035
  • ISBN-13: 9781430259039
  • DDC: 005.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 428 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Windows Phone 8 Recipes is a problem-solution based guide to the Windows Phone 8 platform. Recipes are grouped according to features of the platform and ways of interacting with the device. Solutions are given in C# and XAML, so you can take your existing .NET skills and apply them to this exciting new venture. Not sure how to get started? No need to worry, there's a recipe for that! Always wondered what it takes to add cool features like gesture support, maps integration, or speech recognition into your app? We've got it covered! Already have a portfolio of Windows Phone 7 apps that needs to be upgraded? We have a recipe for that too! The book starts by guiding you through the setup of your development environment, including links to useful tools and resources. Core chapters range from coding live tiles and notifications to interacting with the camera and location sensor. Later chapters cover external services including Windows Azure Mobile Services, the Live SDK, and the Microsoft Advertising SDK, so you can take your app to a professional level. Finally, you'll find out how to publish and maintain your app in the Windows Phone Store.  Whether you're migrating from Windows Phone 7 or starting from scratch, Windows Phone 8 Recipes has the code you need to bring your app idea to life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
About the Authors.
About the Technical Reviewer.
1: Introduction to the Windows Phone SDK.
2: Multi-Resolution Support and Basic User Interface Components.
3: Gestures.
4: Tiles and Lock Screen.
5: Background Agents and Local Notifications.
6: Appointments and Contacts.
7: Camera, Photos, and Media.
8: Maps, Location, and Routing.
9: Communications and Speech.
10: Launching and Resuming Apps.
11: Data Storage.
12: Windows Azure Mobile Services.
13: Using the Microsoft Live SDK.
14: Publishing Your App.