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Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F# by Lohith G. N.

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Chapter 5. Windows Phone Gesture Events

In this chapter, we will look at one of the unique aspects of the Windows Phone platform, namely, the gesture awareness and gesture support it provides for application and game development. We will look at the following topics in this chapter:

  • Gestures
  • Gesture events
  • Handling gestures

Gestures

Most of the smartphones in the present era provide the ability to touch the screen when making a choice or selecting an option. Gone are the days when phones had only hardware keyboards and we had to use keys to navigate around the choices and options in order to pick one. Present day smartphones have the ability to detect single touch, that is, when you use one finger to touch the screen and select an option or multitouch, ...

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