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Windows Phone SDK

  • Windows Phone 8
    Windows Phone 8 Succinctly: The User InterfacePreview image@2x
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    In this article, we're going to focus on the user interface of Windows Phone applications. One of the key ingredients is XAML or Extensible Application Markup Language. We'll also cover some common controls and user interfaces concepts found in Windows Phone 8.Read More…
  • Windows Phone 8
    Windows Phone 8 Succinctly: IntroductionPreview image@2x
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    Smartphones and tablets are, without any doubt, the kings of the consumer market. For sure, the iPhone by Apple was the product that forced all the other companies to rethink the mobile experience, but Windows Phone has become an important player in the market. In this tutorial you'll get an introduction to Windows Phone 8, in preparation for the rest of the series.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    Localizing a Windows Phone 8 ApplicationPreview image@2x
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    Recent store trends show that offering your app in English will cover only about 25% of Windows Phone customers. Adding Spanish, French, Mandarin, Russian, and German can increase coverage to more than 75% of Windows Phone customers. In this tutorial, I will teach you how to localize a Windows Phone 8 app to reach more potential customers.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    Working With Local Databases on Windows Phone 8Preview image@2x
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    In the previous article, you learned how to store data in your app's isolated storage. In this article, we focus on working with local databases that live in your app's isolated storage. You'll learn about database operations using LINQ, database schemas as well as how to fetch data from a local database.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    Working With Isolated Storage on Windows Phone 8Preview image@2x
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    Isolated storage is used to store local data on a Windows Phone. It is "isolated" because other applications can't access this data. Its mobile architecture is similar to the Silverlight-based applications on Windows. In this tutorial you'll get an overview of isolated storage and learn how you can use it to store data more securely on Windows Phone 8.Read More…
  • Mobile Development
    An Introduction to Xamarin.Forms and MessagingXamarin preview image@2x
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    Ever since Xamarin 3 was introduced, there's been quite a bit of buzz around it. The idea of being able to create a mobile application, including the user interface, using a single code base is amazing. But Xamarin.Forms is so much more than that. One of the often overlooked features included in Xamarin.Forms is the concept of Messaging and that is the topic of this tutorial.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    Implementing In-App Purchase on Windows Phone 8Preview image@2x
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    In-app purchases are an excellent way to increase revenue for your Windows Phone app. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to implement in-app purchases in your Windows Phone 8 Silverlight application.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    New Course: Windows Phone 8 DevelopmentWindowsphone8
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    Our new course will show you how to get started developing for Windows Phone, and will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge in XAML, MVVM, and platform-specific features.Read More…
  • Xamarin
    Getting Started with Xamarin.Forms: Customizing User InterfacePreview image@2x
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    As you continue to progress in the ways of Xamarin.Forms, you will become more and more familiar with the out of the box controls. At some point, though, it will be inevitable that you will need to go beyond those controls and add some customization. That customization can come in the form of simple things, such as colors or as complex as creating a fully custom control. Either way, you will need customization. And I'm going to show you how.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone 8: Where To Go From HerePreview image@2x
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    In this series, you've learned a number of essential skills that are necessary for developing Windows Phone applications. You must be wondering where to go from here. This tutorial will show you what to focus on next to become better at developing Windows Phone applications.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone 8: Pivot And PanoramaPreview image@2x
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    The Windows Phone 8 SDK contains a lot of unique elements that enables users to easily identify Windows Phone applications. Pivot and Panorama are two unique approaches to building great user interfaces. In this tutorial, I show you how easy it is to add a Pivot and Panorama control to a Windows Phone application.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone 8: Working With Media ContentPreview image@2x
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    We can't imagine a mobile application without media content, such as images and sound. Media content is key for many applications. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to insert images and enable audio playback in a Windows Phone application. Read More…
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