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

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Chapter 13. ApplicationBar and context menus

This chapter covers

  • Working with the application bar
  • Dynamically changing buttons
  • Displaying a context menu

The Windows Phone comes with its own edition of the XAML framework found in WPF, Silverlight, and Windows 8. This means that if you know how to build XAML applications, you know how to build Windows Phone applications. By this point in the book, you’ve already used many of the XAML controls in the Windows Phone SDK. This chapter is the first of six chapters that take a closer look at XAML controls and discuss how to use them on the phone platform.

Windows Phone has redefined how an application displays a toolbar and menu. Applications use the new ApplicationBar control to show up to four ...

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