For information on how to create the Databound applications using Expression 4 go to:
Databound apps can be built using Visual Studio Windows Express 2010, which are discussed in a number of places.
Now that you worked through the Phone App From Scratch # 2, what do you do with your new founded information?
How do you use the Data Bound Application?
Would anyone buy it from you on the AppHub?
Could you use it to show your wife, partner or parents why you need to buy a Windows Phone 7, after all, I don’t know about your house, but in mine anything over a certain level I have to talk it over with my wife. Ok, not always, if it’s a gift for her, then I don’t. Or something for her. You get the idea right?
A smartphone is an expensive product and something that you work with all of the time. WinPhone 7 is a great investment.
Back to databound apps, how can you make something that is useful?
Let’s stick with building an application for the Imagine Cup, and you want to display several pages of information depending on the line that the end user presses on the first screen. The data is bound to an XML file. The image below shows the Expression 4 integrated design environment (IDE) containing the various files. The environment can vary depending on set-up.
XAML is the presentation XML. The XML file is the data. The funny works are sometimes referred to as Geek speak.
That’s it for today. I am out of gas.