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Windows Phone 8 Application Development Essentials by Tomasz Szostak

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Launchers

Launchers are a Windows Phone API feature that launch some native applications such as maps, e-mail, and phone call. Open applications (tasks) can be cancelled; then as they finish, the calling application is reactivated. There are many launchers implemented in SDK and we will describe a few of them:

  • E-mail composing: Using this launcher enables the user to send e-mails when using our application. It opens the email application, creates a new message, and focuses on message entry. While creating this launcher, we are able to specify the message text, topic, and recipients.
  • SMS composing: This launcher opens the messaging application and optionally sets the text and recipients, but SMS messages will be sent only if the user clicks on send. ...

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