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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Summary

This chapter began by looking at the various types used for displaying and entering text in a Windows Phone XAML app, in particular the TextBlock, TextBox, PasswordBox, and RichTextBox. It then explored each of these elements in greater depth, starting with the TextBlock, where it showed how to create multiline text using Run and LineBreak objects. It then looked at font support, including the built-in fonts, and demonstrated techniques for providing custom fonts in your application using font embedding, or the FontSource property using a Stream. It also examined the SIP, and how to customize the onscreen keyboard using input scopes.

Also included in this chapter was a useful sample page that allows you to preview the various input scopes. ...

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