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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Windows Phone Fundamentals

Like other phone platforms, Windows Phone consists of an operating system and an application development framework. Both clearly reflect the constraints typically found with mobile devices: memory, storage, and battery life are all precious resources that need to be conserved and balanced, and screen size is a driving factor in terms of application design. It should come as no surprise, then, that the Windows Phone development model can be very different from the other development technologies that we have discussed in this book. But as we mentioned in the introduction to this chapter, it is also tightly related to Window Store development. Consider the following shared characteristics of Windows Phone and Windows ...

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