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Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5 Expert Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Building your first Windows Phone 8 application following the MVVM pattern

Windows Phone applications are generally created using either HTML5 or Silverlight. Most of the people still use the Silverlight approach as it has a full flavor of backend languages such as C# and also the JavaScript library is still in its infancy. With Silverlight or XAML, the architecture that always comes into the developer's mind is MVVM. Like all XAML-based development, Windows 8 Silverlight apps also inherently support MVVM models and hence, people tend to adopt it more often when developing Windows Phone apps. In this recipe, we are going to take a quick look at how you can use the MVVM pattern to implement an application.

Getting ready

Before starting to develop ...

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