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Windows Phone 8 in Action by Tim Binkley-Jones, Adam Benoit, Massimo Perga, Michael Sync

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Chapter 6. Contacts and calendars

This chapter covers

  • Searching for contact data
  • Reading calendar appointments
  • Creating a custom contact store
  • Adding custom contacts

A modern mobile device is much, much more than a conveniently wireless telephone. For many people, the phone has replaced their appointment book and telephone directory. Phone numbers and email addresses are stored in the phone’s contact list. Appointments and meetings are viewed using the Calendar application. Windows Phone developers access these mobile phone features via the UserData APIs.

As we discussed in chapter 5, the Windows Phone security model doesn’t allow third-party applications to directly access the native data stores provided by the operating system. Access ...

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