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Essential Windows Phone 8, Second Edition by Shawn Wildermuth

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Chapter 6. Developing for the Phone

Thus far in the book we have focused on building experiences. Although 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 how developing for the phone is different from other .NET platforms (like WPF, Windows 8 Store Applications, and desktop development). That is what you will learn in this chapter.

Application Lifecycle

When you create a new 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 ...

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