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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  8

The WebBrowser Control

It felt like false advertising when, just ten short years ago, cellular phone companies began to promote Internet access as a feature of their devices. As customers quickly learned when they tried to get online that their phones could only display web pages properly if they were written in Wireless Markup Language (WML) and not the traditional HyperText Markup Language (HTML) used in the vast majority of web sites. Very few sites could afford to build and maintain code in two separate languages, and as a result, web browsing on mobile phones did not take off until relatively recently.

We live in much more progressive times now. The first release of the Windows Phone OS shipped with Internet Explorer 7 ...

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