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Windows Phone 8 Unleashed (Unleashed): Vaughan, Daniel: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Windows Phone 8 Unleashed (Unleashed)
Windows Phone 8 Unleashed (Unleashed)
Publisher : Sams
Published Date : 2013/05
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780672336898

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Language : English

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Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A91420000
Place of Publication: United States
Continuations: Monograph Series,any number
Subject Development: Techniques
Textual Format: Computer Applications
Academic Level: Extracurricular
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Windows(r) Phone 8 Unleashed is the definitive guide to Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 platform for intermediate to advanced developers. Written by Microsoft MVP and leading Windows Phone and WPF innovator Daniel Vaughan, this full-color guide covers everything developers need to rapidly build highly competitive Windows Phone 8 mobile apps. Vaughan teaches through complete sample apps-leveraging the MVVM pattern-illuminating each key concept with fully explained code and real-world context. He presents best practices for building highly functional, maintainable, and attractive mobile interfaces; integrating touch, rich media, and data; testing; profiling; and more. Expanded and updated, Vaughan shares expert insights available in no other book, drawing on his exceptional access to the Windows Phone development team through the elite Microsoft Silverlight and WPF Insiders group.Along the way, he presents exceptionally practical and thorough coverage of many powerful new Windows Phone 8 platform enhancements, including full chapters on voice commands and speech synthesis, incorporating speech-driven experiences, Wallet integration, new Live Tile capabilities, the Nokia Maps control, launching apps via file and protocol associations, and much more. Detailed information on how to...*Get started quickly with Windows Phone XAML development in Visual Studio * Master the Capabilities Model, threading, and the Execution Model * Create attractive mobile interfaces using Windows Phone's rich set of controls, including the Windows Phone Toolkit * Make the most of the application bar and other interface elements * Enhance user experience with advanced support for touch, gestures, and sensors * Build location-aware apps that use Nokia Maps and location services * Incorporate speech-driven experiences * Quickly internationalize apps for global markets * Leverage Windows Phone 8's improved camera support * Connect apps to online services via SOAP, REST, and OData * Validate user input on the client side or via WCF services * Use Windows Phone 8's powerful local database support * Implement background actions, file transfers, and audio playback * Automatically launch your app using file and protocol associations * Unit test to find defects earlier, saving time and money

Contents
Preface xxii Part I Windows Phone App Development Fundamentals Chapter 1 Introduction to Windows Phone App Development 1 Installing the Windows Phone SDK...2 Creating Your First XAML for Windows Phone App...2 The Application Class...7 Summary...11 Chapter 2 Fundamental Concepts in Windows Phone Development 13 Understanding the Role of XAP Files...14 The Application Deployment Tool...15 The Windows Phone Capabilities Model...16 Determining App Capabilities Using the Marketplace Test Kit...17 The Threading Model for XAML-Based Graphics and Animation in Windows Phone...18 Performance and Element Visibility...19 Deciding Between Visibility and Opacity...20 Understanding the Frame Rate Counter...20 The Windows Phone Application Analysis Tool...22 External Events...25 Frame Rate Graph...25 CPU Usage Graph...25 Memory Usage MB Graph...26 Storyboards...26 Image Loads...26 GC Events...26 Viewing Detailed Profiling Information...26 Reading Device Information...27 Calculating Available Memory...28 DeviceStatus Events...29 Applying the Model-View-ViewModel Pattern to a Windows Phone App...31 Implementing the MVVM Pattern...31 ViewModelBase Class...32 Property Change Notification...33 Implementing INotifyPropertyChanged: The Traditional Approach...33 Implementing INotifyPropertyChanged: An Alternative Approach...35 Using Commands...38 Argument Validation...39 A Platform-Agnostic Dialog Service...41 Consuming Local Web Applications...44 Summary...46 Chapter 3 Understanding the Application Execution Model 47 Exploring the Execution Model...48 Application State...49 Life Cycle Events...49 Programmatically Exiting an App...53 Saving Transient State...53 Restoring Transient State...55 Saving Persistent State...56 Implementing Fast App Resume...56 Enabling Fast App Resume...56 Optimizing the Resume Experience...57 Running Under the Lock Screen...63 Lock Screen Management...64 Page Navigation...67 Navigation Using Unmapped URIs...69 Passing Page Arguments Using Query Strings...71 URI Mapping...73 Navigation Using the NavigationService...75 Handling Page Navigation...76 Canceling Navigation...77 Cross-Page Communication...77 Page Redirection...78 Hardware Back Button...79 Creating an Application Splash Screen...80 Walking Through the Bookshop Sample Application...83 Displaying the Product List...86 Design-Time Data...92 Image Caching...93 Overview of the Sample Bookshop WCF Service...95 Summary...97 Chapter 4 Controlling Page Orientation 99 Orientation and the PhoneApplicationPage Class...99 OrientationChanged Event...100 PhoneApplicationPage Orientation Property...102 Setting Page Orientation at Runtime...105 Animating Page Elements When the Page Orientation Changes...106 Animating the Entire Page When Orientation Changes...108 Windows Phone Toolkit Animated Page Transitions...110 Using Windows Phone Toolkit Transitions...111 Reusing the Transition Attached Properties...113 Summary...114 Part II Essential Elements Chapter 5 Using Content Controls, Items Controls, and Range Controls 115 Control Type Taxonomy...116 Identifying Controls Not Supported or Absent in Windows Phone...118 Content Controls...119 Defining the Default Content Property...120 Receiving Input with Buttons...121 Tap and Click Events...123 Button Click Mode...124 Hyperlink Button...124 Repeat and Toggle Buttons...124 Radio Button...128 Check Box...131 ToolTip...138 Items Controls...138 ListBox...140 ComboBox...142 Range Controls...142 ProgressBar...144 Progress Indicator...145 Slider...151 ScrollBar...152 Summary...152 Chapter 6 Mastering Text Elements and Fonts 153 Understanding Text Element Types...154 Displaying Text Using the TextBlock...155 Using the Run and LineBreak Objects...155 Multiline TextBlock Text...158 Controlling Font Properties...158 Understanding the Built-In Fonts...160 Using Third-Party Fonts via Font Embedding...162 Leveraging FontSource to Assign a Font Using a Stream...164 Receiving Input Using a TextBox...165 Software Input Panel...165 Input Scope...168 Input Scope Sample Overview...169 Receiving Password Text Using a PasswordBox...175 Displaying Rich Content Using a RichTextBox...176 Formatting Text at Runtime...178 Further Reading...179 Placing Text on the Clipboard...179 Summary...180 Chapter 7 Employing Media and Web Elements 183 Displaying Images with the Image Element...184 Image Sizing...185 Providing a Drawing Surface with the InkPresenter Element...186 Capturing User Input...188 InkPresenter Sample Code...190 Playing Audio and Video with the MediaElement...193 MediaElement Sample Code...194 XNA SoundEffect Class...201 Harnessing the XNA Game Loop Via the GameTimer Class...202 XNA Environment Initialization...203 Saving Music to the Media Library...205 Viewing High-Resolution Images with the MultiScaleImage Element...207 Image Tiling...208 Creating a Deep Zoom Image...208 Exploring the MultiScaleImage API...210 Deep Zoom Viewer Sample Code...212 Displaying Web Content with the WebBrowser Element...217 Monitoring and Canceling Navigation...217 Communicating with a Web Page...218 Injecting Web Page Behavior...222 Storing and Browsing Content in Isolated Storage...225 Summary...228 Chapter 8 Taming the Application Bar 231 Exploring the Built-In Application Bar...231 Using the ApplicationBar...232 Modifying the Application Bar's Appearance...234 Icon Button and Menu Item...234 Icon Button Image...235 Retrieving a Button or Menu Item at Runtime...236 Introducing the Custom AppBar...237 AppBar Buttons and Menu Items...237 Button and Menu Item Visibility...238 Sample Code...238 Switching to Full-Screen...244 Customizing the Appearance of the System Tray...247 Inside the AppBar Control...248 Summary...252 Chapter 9 Enriching the User Experience with the Windows Phone Toolkit Controls 253 Getting Started with the Toolkit...254 In-Place Selection Using the ListPicker...255 Display Modes...255 Suggesting Text with the AutoCompleteBox...259 Using AutoCompleteBox with MVVM...260 Defining a Custom Filter Using the ItemFilter Property...264 Dynamic Population of the Suggestion List...266 Styling the Suggestion List...268 Data Binding and the AutoCompleteBox.Text Property...270 Displaying a ContextMenu...271 ContextMenu and MVVM...273 Hosting a ContextMenu in a ListBoxItem...275 Selecting Date and Time Values with the DatePicker and TimePicker...277 Using the DatePicker and TimePicker...279 Adding a Control Header...281 Customizing the Value Format...281 Customizing the Full-Screen Picker Page...282 Providing Custom Looping Lists with the LoopingSelector...287 Providing Touch Feedback with the TiltEffect...291 Supporting Other Controls...292 Providing a Boolean Option with the ToggleSwitch...293 Using the ToggleSwitch...294 Localizing the ToggleSwitch...295 Changing the Switch Color...297 Using Flexible Layouts with the WrapPanel...297 Child Element Spacing...298 Sample Overview...298 Using a WrapPanel in Conjunction with a ListBox...300 Summary...302 Chapter 10 Creating Jump Lists with the Long List Selector 303 Visual Structure of the Long List Selector...304 Presenting Flat Lists...305 Presenting Grouped Lists...307 Marketplace App List Sample...307 Displaying a List of Contacts Using the LongListSelector...316 Summary...323 Chapter 11 Creating Expansive and Engaging Apps with the Pivot and Panorama 325 Pivot and Panorama Differences and Similarities...326 Style Assumptions...326 Introduction to the Pivot Control...327 Introduction to the Panorama Control...327 Pivot and Panorama Placement in the FCL...328 Performance Improvements in Windows Phone 8...329 Using the Pivot Control...329 Placing a Pivot on a Page...329 Creating a Pivot Application with the Visual Studio New Project Dialog...331 Pivot Anatomy...331 Setting the Active PivotItem...332 Pivot Load Events...333 Hosting Multiple Application Bars with the Pivot...333 Populating a Pivot Via a Data Bound Collection...344 Using the Panorama Control...347 Panorama Anatomy...347 PanoramaItem Control...349 Sample Panorama Application...350 Things to Avoid When Using the Panorama and Pivot...355 Windows Phone Toolkit Lockable Pivot...355 Summary...355 Part III Windows Phone App Development Chapter 12 Processing Touch Input 357 Handling Touch with Mouse Events...358 Touch and TouchPoint Classes...360 Mouse Event Promotion...361 Handling the Touch.FrameReported Event...362 Manipulation Events...363 Handling Manipulation Events...364 Manipulation Events Example...366 UIElement Touch Gesture Events...368 Tap Gesture...369 Double Tap Gesture...370 Hold Gesture...371 Windows Phone Toolkit Gestures...372 Getting Started with Toolkit Gestures...373 GestureListener Events in Detail...373 GestureBegin and GestureCompleted Events...380 Gesture Sample Code...381 Designing Touch-Friendly User Interfaces...386 Three Components of Touch...386 Sizing and Spacing Constraints...387 General Guidelines...387 Summary...388 Chapter 13 Portraying Your App with Live Tiles 389 Getting Started with Live Tiles...389 Tile Sizes and Resolutions...391 Introducing the Cycle Tile Template...391 Introducing the Flip Tile Template...394 Introducing the Iconic Tile Template...395 Programmatically Updating Shell Tiles...396 Controlling the Lock Screen's Background and Notification Area...397 Setting the Lock Screen's Background Image...399 Setting the Lock Screen's Notification Text...401 Creating a Lock Screen Icon...403 Summary...404 Chapter 14 Leveraging Built-In Apps via Launchers and Choosers 405 API Overview...405 Choosers and the Application Execution Model...407 Internal Workings of the ChooserBase.Completed Event...407 Launchers and Choosers in Detail...408 Retrieve Driving Directions Using the BingMapsDirectionsTask...409 Displaying a Location on a Map Using the BingMapsTask...413 Navigating to a Connection Setting Page Using the ConnectionSettingsTask...413 Selecting an Email Address with the EmailAddressChooserTask...414 Preparing an Email with the EmailComposeTask...417 Saving a Contact's Email Using the SaveEmailAddressTask...418 Navigating to an App on the Marketplace with the MarketplaceDetailTask...422 Launching the Marketplace App with the MarketplaceHubTask...425 Allowing the User to Review Your App Using the MarketplaceReviewTask...426 Searching the Marketplace with the MarketplaceSearchTask...427 Playing a Media File Using the MediaPlayerLauncher...428 Placing a Call with the PhoneCallTask...435 Selecting a Phone Number with the PhoneNumberChooserTask...437 Saving a Contact's Phone Number with the SavePhoneNumberTask...439 Searching the Web with the SearchTask...442 Sending Contacts a Link Using the ShareLinkTask...444 Posting a Status Update to Social Networks Using the ShareStatusTask...445 Preparing an SMS With the SmsComposeTask...445 Navigating to a Web Page Using the WebBrowserTask...446 Selecting a Contact's Address Using the AddressChooserTask...447 Saving a Contact to the Phone's Contact List Using the SaveContactTask...449 Taking a Photo with the CameraCaptureTask...450 Inviting Game Players with the GameInviteTask...453 Selecting a Photo from the Photo Hub Using the PhotoChooserTask...454 Sharing Images with Other Devices Using NFC or with Other Registered Phone Services...460 Creating a Ringtone with an Audio File Using the SaveRingtoneTask...461 Contacts and Appointments...464 Retrieving Contacts...464 Storing Contacts in the Custom Contact Store...469 Detecting Changes in Stored Contacts...477 Converting a Stored Contact to and from a vCard...478 Retrieving Appointments...478 Saving an Appointment Using the SaveAppointmentTask...483 Summary...484 Chapter 15 Receiving Messages from the Cloud Using Push Notification 485 Push Notifications Types...485 Benefits of Push Notification...486 Understanding Push Notification...487 Getting Started with Push Notification...489 Subscribing to Push Notification...489 Binding to the Shell...490 HttpNotificationChannel Events...491 Handling Channel Errors...492 Power Management and Push Notification...493 Sending Push Notifications...495 Toast Notifications...495 Receiving a Toast Notification from Within an Application...496 Sending a Toast Notification...497 Tile Notifications...500 Sending a Tile Notification...501 Updating an Application Tile Using a Shell Tile Schedule...504 Raw Notifications...505 Sending a Raw Notification...505 Receiving a Raw Notification...508 Identifying Notifications in an HttpWebResponse...509 Notification Classes...509 Cloud Service Authentication...511 Authenticating a Cloud Service...511 Creating a Notification Channel for an Authenticated Cloud Service...511 Building a Stock Ticker Application...511 Sample App Notifications...520 Summary...524 Chapter 16 Sensing Motion and Attitude 525 Sensors Overview...525 Measuring Force with the Accelerometer...527 Using the Accelerometer Class...528 Simulating Acceleration with the Emulator...529 Smoothing Accelerometer Readings...530 Calibrating the Accelerometer...533 Shake Detection...537 Measuring Direction with the Compass...539 Using the Compass Sensor...539 Compass Orientation...545 Calibrating the Compass...546 Sensing Rotation with the Gyroscope...548 Using the Gyroscope Sensor...549 Improving Sensor Accuracy with the Motion Sensor...552 Using the Motion Sensor...553 Summary...557 Chapter 17 Building Location Aware Apps 559 Location Sensing Technologies...559 A-GPS...560 Cell Tower Triangulation...561 Wi-Fi Triangulation...562 Geographic Location Architecture...562 Getting Started with Location...563 Geolocator Class...563 Background Location Tracking...569 Testing Apps That Use the Geolocator...570 Code-Driven Location Simulation...571 A Walkthrough of the Location Viewer Sample...575 GeoLocationViewModel Class...575 Displaying Location Using the GeoLocationView Page...577 Civic Address Resolution...580 Sampling the PositionChanged Event with Rx...580 Getting Started with Rx for Windows Phone...580 Summary...584 Chapter 18 Incorporating Map-Based Positioning 585 Getting Started with the Map Control...586 Obtaining an ApplicationId and AuthenticationToken...587 Overview of the Sample Map View...587 Adjusting for Low Light Conditions...588 Changing Cartographic Modes...589 Panning and Zooming the Map Control...590 Centering the Map to the Phone's Current Location...590 Setting the Viewable Area of the Map...592 Adjusting Pitch and Heading...593 Location Tracking...594 Overlaying Custom Map Content...596 Calculating and Displaying a Route...598 Calculating the Shortest Route Between Two Points...598 Using the Route Calculator...601 Searching for a Route Using the View...602 Modifying Page Elements Using Visual States...604 Displaying the Route and Itinerary...609 Showing a Location with the Built-In Maps App...610 Showing Directions with the Built-In Maps App...611 Downloading Maps for Offline Use...612 Summary...612 Chapter 19 Supporting Multiple Cultures and Languages 613 Terminology...613 Localizability Using Resx Files...614 Getting Started with Resx Files...615 Working with Resx Files...615 Dynamic Localizability-Updating the UI When the Culture Changes...618 Localizing Images Using Resx Files...620 The Resx Localizability Sample...621 Controlling the UI Culture from the LocalizabilityViewModel...622 Displaying Localized Text and Images Within the LocalizabilityView Page...625 RTL Support...629 Summary...630 Chapter 20 Extending the Windows Phone Picture Viewer 631 Creating a Photos Extras Application...632 Adding Your App to the Extras Menu...634 An Edge-Tracing Extras Application...634 Saving the Image...643 Share Menu Extensibility...645 Adding Your App to the Share Menu...646 A Simple Photo Upload Share Application...647 Summary...654 Chapter 21 Capturing Images and Video with the Camera 655 PhotoCamera...656 Building a PhotoCamera App...658 Using the Silverlight Webcam API...678 CaptureSourceViewModel...680 Displaying Video in the CaptureSourceView...684 Extending the Camera Experience with a Lens...686 Registering as a Lens...687 Creating Lens Icons...689 Summary...689 Chapter 22 Recording Audio with the Microphone 691 Recording Audio with the Microphone...691 Creating a Helium Voice App...692 Summary...698 Chapter 23 Creating Speech Driven Experiences 699 User Input with Speech Recognition...700 Getting Started with Speech Recognition...700 Overview of Recognition Grammars...701 Recognizing Speech Using the Dictation and Web Search Grammars...702 Recognizing Speech with Phrase List Grammars...703 Recognizing Speech with SRGS Grammars...710 Speech Recognizer Settings...717 Providing a Custom Speech Recognition UI...718 Recognizing Speech in Other Languages...721 Launching Your App via Voice Commands...723 Understanding the Structure of the VCD File...724 Installing a VCD...726 Updating a Phrase List Programmatically...731 Making the Phone Speak with Text-to-Speech...732 Getting Started with TTS...732 Creating a Speech Synthesis Markup Language File...733 Summary...735 Chapter 24 Unit Testing Apps 737 Automated Testing...738 Unit Testing...738 Integration Testing...739 Coded UI Testing...739 Introduction to the Windows Phone Unit Test Framework...739 Creating a Test Project...740 Creating a Test Class...741 Tag Expressions...743 Setting the Tag Expression Programmatically...744 Metadata and Assertions...744 TestClass Attribute...744 TestMethod Attribute...745 Metadata for Test Initialization and Cleanup...745 Miscellaneous Metadata...747 WorkItemTest: The Base TestClass Type...751 Verifying Conditions with Assertions...751 Verifying Collection Conditions with CollectionAssert...752 Verifying String Conditions with StringAssert...752 Hiding the Expressions Editor...752 Testing Multiple Assemblies...753 Testing Nonpublic Members...753 A Testable Chat Client...754 Building the View...758 Code Driven UI Testing...760 Using Automation Peers to Manipulate UI Elements at Runtime...763 Inversion of Control (IoC)...765 A Custom IoC Container and DI Framework...766 Testing Trial Conditions...767 Abstracting the LicenseInformation Class...767 Testing with Launchers and Choosers...769 Summary...771 Chapter 25 Manage Payment Instruments Using Wallet Extensibility 773 Introducing the Wallet Hub...774 Required Capabilities for Wallet Integration...775 Storing Payment Instruments in the Wallet...775 Overview of the Payment Instruments Sample App...777 Keeping Payment Instruments Up-To-Date with a Background Agent...789 Storing Membership Information in the Wallet...792 Storing Deals in the Wallet...796 Keeping Deals and Membership Information Up-to-Date with a Background Agent...802 Summary...804 Part IV Building Data Driven Apps Chapter 26 Validating User Input 805 Defining Input Validation...805 Syntactic Validation...806 Semantic Validation...806 Input Validation Using Property Setters...806 Validation Class...809 Critical Exceptions...809 Binding Errors...809 Defining Validation Visual States in Windows Phone...810 Validating a TextBox as the User Types...815 Performing Group Validation...818 Displaying Error Details...820 Property Setter Validation Limitations...823 Asynchronous and Composite Validation...824 A Reusable Implementation of the NotifyDataErrorInfo Interface...825 Provisioning for Asynchronous or Synchronous Validation...827 Asynchronous Validation of All Properties...833 An Example of Asynchronous Input Validation...836 Detecting a Change of Data Context...840 Adding INotifyDataErrorInfo Support to the ValidationSummary Control...842 Incorporating Group Validation...844 Summary...847 Chapter 27 Communicating with Network Services 849 Network Service Technologies...850 Monitoring Network Connectivity...850 Connection Priorities...850 Introduction to OData...855 Consuming OData...855 OData URI Structure...856 Generating an OData Proxy...858 OData Query Options...858 Using an OData Proxy...860 Building an eBay OData Consumer Application...862 Creating an OData Wrapper...862 EbaySearchViewModel Class...864 EbaySearchView Page...867 Fetching Data When the User Scrolls to the End of a List...871 Extending OData Entity Classes...874 Simulating Real-World Conditions with the Simulation Dashboard...876 Moderating Data Usage with Data Sense...877 Using the Data Sense API...877 Summary...879 Chapter 28 Preserving App State and Settings 881 Understanding Managed Storage...882 Working with Files and Directories...883 Introducing the .NET Isolated Storage API...884 Introducing the WinPRT Windows Storage API...887 Measuring the Amount of Available Free Space...888 Application Settings...888 Abstracting IsolatedStorageSettings...889 Building an Automatic State Preservation System...890 Customizing ViewModel State Preservation...892 Automatic State Preservation Inner Workings...893 Unwinding a Property Lambda Expression...901 Creating Property Accessor Delegates...902 Summary...903 Chapter 29 Storing App Data in a Local Database 905 SQL Server Compact...906 Deployment of Local Databases...906 LINQ to SQL on the Phone...908 LINQ to SQL Platform Differences...909 Getting Started with Local Databases...909 Code-First Data Model Creation...909 Sample Twitter Timeline Viewer...910 Using the Column Attribute...912 Data Context Change Tracking...915 TwitterUser Class...915 Multiplicity and the Association Attribute...917 Twitter DataContext...918 Database Utilities...919 Connection Strings...920 Leveraging a Custom Twitter Service...924 Gathering the User's Credentials with the Sign-In View...929 Viewing Tweets with the Timeline View...932 Viewing a Local Database Schema...937 File Explorers for Isolated Storage...938 Viewing and Modifying an SQL CE Database File...940 Database-First Using SqlMetal...942 Deploying a Database to Isolated Storage...943 Abstracting the Navigation Service...946 Observing LINQ to SQL Queries with a Custom Log...948 Updating a Database Schema...951 AddColumn...952 AddTable...952 AddIndex...954 AddAssociation...955 Schema Versioning...957 Mapping an Inheritance Hierarchy...958 Concurrency...962 ColumnAttribute.UpdateCheck...965 Summary...966 Chapter 30 Auto-Launching with File and Protocol Associations 967 Understanding File and Protocol Associations...968 A Note About the Sample...968 Auto-Launching with a File Extension Association...968 Registering a File Association...968 Receiving a File Launch Request...970 Launching a File...973 How File and Protocol Associations Affect the User Experience...976 Auto-Launching with a Protocol Association...977 Registering for a Protocol Association...977 Receiving a Protocol Launch Request...977 Launching a Protocol URI...979 Reserved Protocol Names...981 Launching Built-In Apps...981 Summary...982 Chapter 31 Extending the Search Experience 983 Understanding Quick Cards...983 Configuring Your App for Search Integration...985 Configuring the Application Manifest...985 Customizing Captions via the Extras.xml File...987 Defining a Quick Card Target Page...989 Creating a Landing Page to Display Quick Card Information...994 App Instant Answer...996 Summary...996 Part V Multitasking Chapter 32 Conducting Background Activities with Scheduled Actions 997 Background Tasks...998 Scheduled Notifications...998 Alarm Registration...1001 Alarm Sample...1002 Reminder Registration...1005 Reminder Sample...1006 Scheduled Tasks...1010 Background Agent Types...1011 Using Scheduled Tasks...1015 To-Do List Scheduled Task Sample...1019 Updating Tiles Using a Scheduled Task Agent...1035 Scheduled Task API Limitations...1036 Using a Mutex to Access Common Resources Safely...1038 Summary...1041 Chapter 33 Performing Background File Transfers 1043 Background Transfer Requests...1043 Handling App Termination and Resubscription to Transfer Events...1048 Background File Transfer Sample Code...1048 Using URL Rerouting with a WCF Service...1049 Retrieving the User's Windows Live Anonymous ID...1050 TodoListViewModel...1052 Backing Up the Local Database...1052 Restoring the Local Database...1055 Summary...1058 Chapter 34 Coordinating Background Audio Playback 1059 Background Agent Recap...1059 Background Audio Overview...1060 Background Audio Player...1060 Representing Audio Files with the AudioTrack Class...1062 Creating a Custom Audio Player Agent...1063 AudioPlayerAgent Sample...1064 AudioPlayerAgent Virtual Methods...1066 Controlling Background Audio from Your Foreground App...1070 Audio Streaming Agents...1076 Using a MediaStreamSource to Play Back an Assembly Resource...1078 Summary...1079 Bibliography 1081 9780672336898 TOC 4/18/2013
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