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Windows Phone Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, Second Edition by Emanuele Garofalo, Fabio Claudio Ferracchiati

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C H A P T E R  5

Gestures

With the introduction of the touch screen on phones, the way users interact with these devices has radically changed as compared to traditional mouse usage on personal computers. The same is true for the pen stylus input device, used for example, with BlackBerry phones; however, although the pen stylus emulates the mouse, it doesn't offer any new way to interact with the device.

The input interface revolution was born with the iPhone and iPod Touch devices, on which you can use your fingers to zoom in or zoom out on pictures, scroll text, and much more. Windows Phone inherits iPhone input interface directives, enabling similar gestures to accomplish user interaction with the phone.

In this chapter, you will learn which ...

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