Chapter 1: Introduction to the Windows Phone SDK
Chapter 2: Multi-Resolution Support and Basic User Interface Components
Chapter 3: Gestures
Chapter 4: Live Tiles and Lock Screen
Chapter 5: Background Agents and Notifications
Chapter 6: Appointments and Contacts
Chapter 7: Camera, Photos, and Media
Chapter 8: Maps, Location, and Routing
Chapter 9: Communications and Speech
Chapter 10: Launching and Resuming Apps
Chapter 11: Data Storage
Chapter 12: Windows Azure Mobile Services
Chapter 13: Using the Microsoft Live SDK
Chapter 14: Publishing your App
Windows Phone 8 Recipes is a problem-solution based guide to the Windows Phone 8 platform. Recipes are grouped according to features of the platform and ways of interacting with the device. Solutions are given in C# and XAML, so you can take your existing .NET skills and apply them to this exciting new venture. Not sure how to get started? No need to worry, there's a recipe for that!
Always wondered what it takes to add cool features like gesture support, maps integration, or speech recognition into your app? We've got it covered!
Already have a portfolio of Windows Phone 7 apps that needs to be upgraded? We have a recipe for that too!
The book starts by guiding you through the setup of your development environment, including links to useful tools and resources. Core chapters range from coding live tiles and notifications to interacting with the camera and location sensor. Later chapters cover external services including Windows Azure Mobile Services, the Live SDK, and the Microsoft Advertising SDK, so you can take your app to a professional level. Finally, you'll find out how to publish and maintain your app in the Windows Phone Store.
Whether you're migrating from Windows Phone 7 or starting from scratch, Windows Phone 8 Recipes has the code you need to bring your app idea to life.
From setting up a development environment to publishing your application in the store, Windows Phone 8 Recipes has you covered. The recipe format helps you quickly turn your idea into a working app, while a range of external services help you extend its functionality with exciting features like cloud integration, Windows Live services and chat.