Be sure to read my previous post, Part One: Design Style Programming & XAML in Windows Phone before moving on.
Open Visual Studio, File --> New Project --> Online --> Enter “phone XAML” in the search box on the top right corner.
One of the greatest advantages of developing Windows Phone apps is templates. When you install the Windows Phone SDK it comes with default templates which you use to create your app. All the templates conform to the Windows Phone design guidelines and come with some starter code and design for you to get started. Another great advantage is that there are hundreds of different types of templates available online for you to choose the template that best matches your app design.
In the previous blog post we created “Windows phone XAML C1.SLN”. To begin, open this solution from Visual Studio.
In the solution explorer on the right side double click on “WMAppManifest.XML” on the left side window click on the capabilities tab on top.
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Open myDataBoundApp.sln that you created as discussed in the previous blog. The solution has two .XAML pages, two view models as highlighted in the illustration.
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