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Beginning Windows Phone App Development by Eugene Chuvyrov, Henry Lee

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C H A P T E R  7

Application Bar

When you're ready to program your Windows Phone application in Visual Studio 2010, you'll know what general features 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 applications, Microsoft recommends that you use a standard Windows Phone Application Bar to provide shortcuts for most common tasks withinthe application. Metro UI design concepts for Windows Phones were covered in Part 1 of this book. The use of an Application Bar within the applicationhelps ensure that these guidelines are properly observed.

An Application Bar is essentially a Windows Phone menu system with clickable icons that conform ...

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