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Chapter 1. Vision and architecture

This chapter covers three core topics: the principles behind the Windows Phone UI and the role that Windows Phone Store apps play in it; a primer on the architecture of the Windows Phone development platform; and an overview of what is required to build and deliver Windows Phone apps. Together, these topics form a critical foundation that will support the detailed examinations of individual platform features that follow in subsequent chapters. And, just so you don’t leave this chapter without getting your hands a little bit dirty, you will walk through a simple “Hello World” project to ensure that you’re all set to tackle the more involved topics ahead.

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