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Building Windows 8.1 Apps from the Ground Up by Michele Aponte, Antonio Liccardi, Emanuele Garofalo

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CHAPTER 7

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Take Advantage of the Environment

In this chapter, you will learn how to integrate your apps with the operating system, adding the ability to activate functionality directly from the Charm Bar. The first section explores geolocation and sensors integration. You will start sharing media content through the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) protocol participating in the Play To contract.

In the third section, you’ll see how to integrate your apps with the system, activating a Background Task that will wait for an available Internet connection (but you will often see other types of activations) to perform tasks that will keep your ...

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