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Essential Windows Phone 7.5: Application Development with Silverlight by Shawn Wildermuth

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6. Developing for the Phone

Thus far in the book we have focused on building experiences. While creating the appropriate design for your application is crucial to being successful, the development process on the phone is what brings it all together. Developing your application for the phone requires that you understand the way Silverlight works on the phone. That is what you will learn in this chapter.

Application Lifecycle

When you create a new Silverlight for Windows Phone project, the project contains all the files you need to get started building a phone application. There are several key files, but let’s start with the XAML files. As you can see in Figure 6.1, the App.xaml and MainPage.xaml files have code files associated with them (they ...

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