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Windows Phone 7 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Emanuele Garofalo, Fabio Claudio Ferracchiati

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Chapter 4. User Interface With Expression Blend

This chapter explains how easy it is to customize controls in Silverlight for Windows Phone. We also wanted to show the use of special effects, but unfortunately, the fact that in the official release haven't been included requires us to not include them in this chapter.

But before starting with the recipes, you need to remember some fundamental concepts, such as the importance of a good user experience. In addition, it is essential for you to follow the user interface guidelines provided by Microsoft to ensure that your application is not rejected from the Marketplace, even if it is extremely functional. Before starting with the customization of controls, read the "UI Design and Interaction Guide ...

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