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Windows Phone 8 Application Development Essentials by Tomasz Szostak

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Chapter 1. XAML in Windows Phone

This chapter covers the basic things that can be done using the XAML language and the presentation layer that it depends on:

  • XAML introduction
  • Basic WP8 controls
  • Windows Phone Toolkit
  • Working with data

XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language) is an important part of the .NET platform that allows us to build rich and beautiful applications. There are a few ways to build a Windows Phone application; we decided to follow the XAML with C# path because this technology, despite its richness, is very comfortable to use and relatively easy to handle. The multiplicity of controls and features that we get out of the box with Visual Studio is enough to build and publish Windows Phone 8 applications.

As XAML is grammar based ...

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