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Windows Phone SDK

  • Windows Phone 8
    Windows Phone 8 Succinctly: Integrating With the HardwarePreview image@2x
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    In this article, we're going to explore how you can make use of the hardware capabilities of a Windows Phone device, such as geolocation, device sensors, Bluetooth, and NFC.Read More…
  • Windows Phone 8
    Windows Phone 8 Succinctly: Data Access—NetworkPreview image@2x
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    All Windows Phone devices have a built-in network connection but, for the same reason we learned how to locally store data, we need to be ready to manage how users are using our application while a connection is missing.Read More…
  • Windows Phone 8
    Windows Phone 8 Succinctly: Data Access—StoragePreview image@2x
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    The Internet plays an important role in mobile applications. Most Windows Phone applications available in the Store make use of the network connection offered by every device. However, relying only on the network connection can be a mistake. Windows Phone offers a special way to store local data called isolated storage and that's the focus of this article.Read More…
  • Windows Phone 8
    Windows Phone 8 Succinctly: Core ConceptsPreview image@2x
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    In this tutorial, we'll cover some of the core concepts of Windows Phone development, such as asynchronous programming, navigation, and managing orientation changes. We'll also take a quick look at the life cycle of a typical Windows Phone application.Read More…
  • Windows
    Creating Your First Universal Windows AppPreview image
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    Universal Windows apps enable you to target every Windows device in one solution. You develop once, share most of your code, and deploy on Windows, Windows Phone, or Xbox. The goal is to maximize the reuse of code. You can share code, user controls, styles, strings, and other assets between the Windows Phone and Windows 8 projects in Visual Studio. This reduces the effort needed in building and maintaining an app for each type of device.Read More…
  • 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…
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