By Timothy Binkley-Jones, Massimo Perga, Michael Sync, Adam Benoit


Windows mobile eight in Action is a complete consultant to constructing apps for the WP8 platform. It covers the home windows cellphone Runtime and .NET APIs used to paintings with a phone's sensors and undefined, together with the accelerometer, digital camera, gyroscope, GPS, and microphone. you are going to learn how to write code to dial the telephone, write emails, ship textual content messages, and realize speech. The publication additionally teaches you to construct functions that use position and push notification.

About this Book

With 10 million (and mountain climbing) energetic handsets, home windows telephone eight has develop into a true substitute to Android and iOS. WP clients are hungry for excellent apps, so it is time that you can begin growing them!

Windows mobile eight in Action teaches you ways to layout, construct, and promote WP8 apps. In it, you will learn how to use the WP Runtime and .NET APIs to regulate key beneficial properties just like the accelerometer, digicam, GPS, and microphone. This example-driven e-book additionally exhibits you ways to put in writing functions that use place and push notification, superior navigation companies, and WP8's deep multimedia services.

You'll desire a operating wisdom of C#. No adventure with home windows telephone or XAML is needed.

Purchase of the print e-book features a unfastened book in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning guides.

What's Inside

  • Build your first cellphone app
  • Master the home windows mobilephone eight interface
  • How to promote at the home windows mobile Store
  • Use positive factors like voice popularity and media

About the Authors

Tim Binkley-Jones has labored with XAML because the first releases of WPF and Silverlight. Adam Benoit is an self sustaining developer with greater than a dozen apps within the home windows cellphone shop. Massimo Perga is an engineer at Microsoft. Michael Sync is an internet and WP architect.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 INTRODUCING home windows PHONE
  1. A new cellphone, a brand new working system
  2. Creating your first home windows telephone application
  3. PART 2 center home windows PHONE
  4. Fast program switching and resume
  5. Scheduled activities
  6. Launching projects and choosers
  7. Contacts and calendars
  8. Storing data
  9. Working with the camera
  10. Integrating with the images and song + video clips Hubs
  11. utilizing sensors
  12. community communique with push notifications
  13. Using the Speech API
  14. PART three XAML FOR home windows PHONE
  15. ApplicationBar and context menus
  16. Panorama and pivot controls
  17. Building a media participant
  18. Using Maps
  19. Building HTML applications
  20. Releasing and monetizing apps

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Wowebook. com> 188 bankruptcy eight operating with the digital camera After stamping an image, the consumer should be capable of retailer the edited photo to neighborhood garage. as well as workouts to save lots of the image, you’ll additionally create workouts to reload the image from a dossier in neighborhood garage. commence the PhotoEditor program via making a new venture from the home windows mobile App undertaking template. identify the undertaking PhotoEditor. as soon as the undertaking is cre- ated, open MainPage. xaml and upload the next markup to the ContentPanel Grid keep an eye on: The ContentPanel is split into rows. the 1st row incorporates a Rectangle keep an eye on referred to as photoContainer. You’ll render the chosen photo photograph during this Rectangle utilizing an ImageBrush. Later you’ll use the Rectangle to exhibit the dwell circulate from the PhotoCamera. the second one row features a TextBlock that’s used to supply the person with directions, information regarding the picture, and mistake messages. the second one row is automobile- matically sized, taking over all of the house no longer ate up through the 360-pixel-high first row. Now that you've got the skeleton of the venture prepared, let’s speak about tips on how to load a pic- ture into the photoContainer Rectangle utilizing one of many digicam initiatives. eight. 2 operating with the digicam initiatives All home windows telephones have at the least one integrated digicam. Microsoft’s minimal undefined specification calls for a digicam with a flash. Many telephones have a moment front-facing digital camera. The home windows mobile classification library includes chooser initiatives that offer lim- ited entry to the digicam or, extra in particular, to photographs taken via the digital camera or that exist within the media library. be aware in simple terms photos are available through the chooser initiatives. The chooser sessions don’t let you entry video clips from the digicam. The chooser projects are PhotoChooserTask and CameraCaptureTask. Let’s first examine settling on from the media library with PhotoChooserTask. eight. 2. 1 deciding on a photograph with PhotoChooserTask All mobilephone clients are conversant in the right way to take an image with their cellular units— shooting is part of their day-by-day mobile utilization. yet as programmers, figuring out how to take a photograph with the telephone isn’t sufficient. PhotoChooserTask permits an software to release the integrated picture Chooser software. you want to know the way to exploit the digital camera out of your code and the way to combine it with your customized software. That’s what you’ll study during this part. PhotoChooserTask we could obtain from Wow! e-book operating with the digital camera initiatives 189 clients opt for pictures from the phone’s media library with the integrated picture Chooser. photograph Chooser has a navigation button that could take you to the digital camera program. PhotoChooserTask is convenient for purposes that let a person to settle on a photo and use it someplace within the program.

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