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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  9

Working with Controls and Themes

Every time you pass through an airport or a train station, you expect to see a myriad of signs directing you to vital information such as connecting gates, the direction of baggage claim, and the location of ground transportation. While the words on these signs are certainly important, perhaps just as important are the accompanying visual symbols. Our minds become so accustomed to visual elements that we often don't need to read the words to understand a sign's meaning. Furthermore, the presence of visual elements helps tremendously when we're in another country where we don't speak the language.

This universal visual language of signs is the main idea behind the UI in Windows Phone. Microsoft ...

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