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Windows Phone 8 in Action by Tim Binkley-Jones, Adam Benoit, Massimo Perga, Michael Sync

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Chapter 2. Creating your first Windows Phone application

This chapter covers

  • Creating your first application
  • Handling touch events
  • Navigating between pages
  • Pinning secondary tiles

Now that you have the necessary background on the Windows Phone platform and the Windows Phone Developer Tools, it’s time to get down to business and start programming. You’ll start by building a Hello World project. For developers experienced with Visual Studio, simple Hello World projects may seem unduly remedial. But Windows Phone projects have several unique settings and features that you need to understand to build applications and games. The Hello World project in this chapter is designed to highlight these aspects of Windows Phone development.

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