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Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development by Eugene Chuvyrov, Henry Lee

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Chapter 7. Application Bar

When you are ready to program your Windows Phone 7 application in Visual Studio, in most cases you will be aware of the general features that your application will provide. Each of the major application features will need to be accessible via a shortcut or some form of a navigation menu. For Windows Phone 7 applications, Microsoft recommends that you use a standard Windows Phone 7 Application Bar to provide shortcuts for most common tasks within the application. We have covered Metro User Interface design concepts for Windows Phone 7 in Part 1 of this book. The use of an Application Bar within the application helps ensure that these guidelines are properly observed.

An Application Bar is essentially a Windows Phone 7 ...

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