101 Windows Phone 7 Apps, Volume 1: Developing Apps 1-50 by Adam Nathan

By Adam Nathan

Bought a superb proposal for an app? There’s a bankruptcy for that!

Calling all builders: home windows cell 7 is commencing to achieve traction, and the chance is yours to promote the subsequent killer app! a hundred and one home windows telephone 7 Apps is a e-book sequence like no other–best-selling writer and Microsoft developer Adam Nathan walks you thru the method of creating one hundred and one actual, strong, varied, and marketplace-certified Silverlight functions. You not just get on-line entry to the total resource code and comparable resources, however the e-book is chock packed with assistance, warnings, and suggestion that could basically come from Adam’s adventure of writing such a lot of entire purposes and promoting them within the home windows cell Marketplace.

Imagine how lengthy it should take you to advance and attempt 50 apps and what sort of you'll research from the adventure. instead of spending all that point ranging from scratch, use this ebook to hit the floor operating! even if you just make beauty adjustments to apps during this e-book (for instance, developing kid-themed versions), repurpose apps (such as construction a loan calculator in response to bankruptcy 10’s tip calculator), or construct whatever thoroughly special, this ebook can tremendously speed up your improvement time and assist you create top of the range apps. promote your apps within the home windows mobilephone market and make this publication pay for itself!

Volume I comprises the 1st 50 apps and covers the following:
* every little thing you want to learn about Silverlight
* absolutely exploiting mobile positive factors comparable to the applying bar, hardware/software keyboards, multi-touch, accelerometer, microphone, and more
* utilizing wealthy controls reminiscent of pivots, panoramas, and controls in loose toolkits, resembling date/time pickers, toggle switches, charts, and graphs
* development your individual customized controls, together with well known ones lacking from the platform, reminiscent of a checkable record field, multi-select picker field, and colour picker
* largely acceptable pages, corresponding to a photo-cropping web page and accelerometer-calibration page
* how one can make your app feel and appear like a first-party app
* sensible tips about a variety of themes, even buying and growing sound results, utilizing customized fonts, and developing icons

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Whereas using a transparent background is encouraged for your tile icon, it should be avoided for the separate set of icons you upload to the marketplace. The phone’s Marketplace app renders icons on black squares, which looks odd under the dark theme when the icon has transparency. Even worse, the marketplace section of the Zune program leaves its default white background underneath the icon. For typical Windows Phone app icons, the result is a completely invisible icon due to the white-on-white effect!

Png 0 Tally The application manifest is a strange file, because most of it gets overwritten by the Windows Phone Marketplace certification process. Therefore, the application manifest inside your app that can be downloaded from the marketplace will be different than the manifest inside your private copy of your app that you manually deploy. The App element contains a ProductID Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) that uniquely identifies your app, and a RuntimeType value that indicates this is a Silverlight app rather than an XNA app.

Tokens element contains information about your tile (seen by users who pin your app to their start screen). These parts are rarely changed, but these values are preserved when your app is published in the marketplace. xml is the list of capabilities inside the Capabilities element. These are special permissions for actions that users might not want certain apps to perform, whether for privacy concerns or concerns about data usage charges. The Visual Studio-generated manifest requests all available capabilities.

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