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

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Chapter 17. Building HTML applications

This chapter covers

  • Launching Internet Explorer
  • Hosting the WebBrowser control
  • Building HTML5 with JavaScript applications
  • Bridging JavaScript and C#

The web browser is an essential application for mobile platforms, and the web browser available on Windows Phone 8 is Internet Explorer 10. Internet Explorer 10 for the Windows Phone is a version of the same Internet Explorer 10 that ships with Windows 8 for tablets and the desktop. The mobile edition of Internet Explorer 10 supports hardware-accelerated graphics and HTML5, the newest version of HTML. The Windows Phone SDK enables developers to launch Internet Explorer as well as embed a web browser into their applications.

Internet Explorer can be ...

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