CHAPTER 2

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Multi-Resolution Support and Basic User Interface Components

Windows Phone 7.x only had support for WVGA resolution. Windows Phone 8 expands that to include WXGA and HD720p. It’s important to understand how to tailor your application to these different resolutions.

Therefore, the following recipes are included in this chapter:

  • Managing Resolution Dependent Assets
  • Dynamic Layout
  • Adding buttons and menus to the Application Bar
  • Page Navigation
  • The LongListSelector control
  • Enhancing the UI with the Silverlight Toolkit

Table 2-1 lists the different resolutions and how they relate to each other.

Table 2-1. Windows Phone 8 Supported Resolutions, ...

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