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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Summary

This chapter began by looking at the types of network services available on the phone. It then looked at monitoring network connectivity. You saw how to determine the type of network connection that the phone is using: Wi-Fi or cellular, enabling you to tailor the amount of data traffic accordingly. You saw how GetIsNetworkAvailable is not a reliable means of determining the network connection state.

The chapter then looked at the Open Data Protocol (OData) and how to create an app that consumes the eBay OData service. You saw a useful custom component that allows your app to fetch data from a service as soon as the user scrolls to the end of a ListBox.

The chapter then looked at using the Simulation Dashboard to simulate real-world ...

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