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Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Weeks by Tony Hillerson

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Day 1: The Initial Investment

Or, Setting Up a Solution and Loading Quotes

Today we’ll start off by creating a project in Visual Studio. Then we’ll load some data from the API. We’ll look at a few ways to deserialize the JSON data we get back. Then we’ll put the data in the view and look at data binding, a method of getting data changes automatically wired up to view updates. First off, creating a new project.

Creating a Solution

Let’s get started by opening Visual Studio and creating a solution from the menu that appears. It should use the Blank App (Universal Windows) Visual C# template, with .NET Framework 4.6.1. Let’s call it Stocks, which isn’t super imaginative, but hey, it’s the right size for the name of an app on a smartphone.

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