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  • Qt to WP7 - Chapter 8: Using the API Mapping Tool

    Monday, September 19, 2011, 5:40:05 PM | phoneadmin

    < Back to Qt to WP7 Guide contents What's the API Mapping tool Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool helps developers find their way around when they discover the Windows Phone platform. Think of the API mapping tool as being like a translation dictionary. For example, let's say that you're planning a vacation to France. Since you don't speak the language, you'll bring a pocket travel dictionary. Having this tool will surely help you to get some idea about what you are ordering from a restaur...

  • Qt to WP7 - Chapter 7: Windows Phone Example Applications

    Monday, September 19, 2011, 5:35:16 PM | phoneadmin

    < Back to Qt to WP7 Guide contents As we have seen in the previous chapters, the Windows Phone (WP) application architecture and application design differs from the Symbian Qt application architecture. Even though several similarities exist and many parts of existing work can be reused during transition from Symbian Qt C++ applications to WP C# applications, there are also some application areas where fundamental differences exist and/or comparisons between Symbian Qt C++ and WP C# are ha...

  • Qt to WP7 - Chapter 6: Porting Applications to Windows Phone

    Monday, September 19, 2011, 5:30:46 PM | phoneadmin

    < Back to Qt to WP7 Guide contents In the previous chapters we have gone through the basics of Windows Phone (WP) application development. You have got an overview of the WP application architecture, application design principles, development tools and the C# programming language. The fundamentals are in place so, to get further with WP application development, the next step could well be porting your favorite Symbian Qt application to WP. Symbian Qt utilizes Qt C++ and JavaScript based...

  • Qt to WP7 - Chapter 5: Introducing Windows Phone Application Life Cycle

    Monday, September 19, 2011, 5:26:15 PM | phoneadmin

    < Back to Qt to WP7 Guide contents The Windows Phone (WP) execution model is designed to improve user experience by cutting down on response time and offering seamless navigation among applications. Due to fundamental differences in application execution architecture, WP application's life cycle differs largely from the Symbian Qt application's life cycle. Executing Multiple Applications in Windows Phone The following chapters describe how WP OS platform execution model controls the exe...

  • Qt to WP7 - Chapter 4: C# programming

    Monday, September 19, 2011, 5:22:40 PM | phoneadmin

    < Back to Qt to WP7 Guide contents Microsoft Windows Phone (WP) applications are developed using VB.NET or C# programming languages and corresponding libraries. In the previous chapter we already took a first look at the C# programming language while developing the ShoppingList example application and getting familiar with the WP application development tools. This chapter maps the essential WP C# language features to the similar C++ language features in Qt. Overview of the C# programmin...

  • Qt to WP7 - Chapter 3: Windows Phone Developer and Designer Tools

    Monday, September 19, 2011, 5:18:57 PM | phoneadmin

    < Back to Qt to WP7 Guide contents With the release of the Windows Phone (WP) developer tools, Microsoft brings the user-friendly, high productivity Visual Studio Development environment to WP. As Qt developer you are familiar with Qt Creator and Qt SDK so you can quickly migrate to WP developer tools and work with ease. Comparing Windows Phone and Symbian Qt Tools In Symbian Qt application development, Qt Creator is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tailored to...

  • Qt to WP7 - Chapter 2: Windows Phone Application Design Guidelines

    Monday, September 19, 2011, 5:10:59 PM | phoneadmin

    < Back to Qt to WP7 Guide contents Microsoft's Windows Phone (WP) uses a novel design system called Metro. When you take a first look at WP start screen and WP design concepts, you will find some differences compared to the Symbian Qt design you are familiar with. WP Metro concentrates on clean and simple design that operates quickly, surfaces new information automatically, integrates interactions directly with content and emphasizes on color and typography. In contrast to the applicati...

  • Windows Phone 7 Guide for Symbian Qt Application Developers

    Monday, September 19, 2011, 5:09:10 PM | phoneadmin

    If you have been developing Qt applications for Symbian^3, Symbian Anna, or Symbian Belle and are interested in building your applications for Windows Phone, this guide is for you. The guide covers what you need to know to add Windows Phone development to your skill set, while leveraging what you have already learned while developing Symbian Qt applications. Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Phone Platform to Symbian^3 Qt Application Developers Chapter 2: Windows Phone Application Design G...

  • Qt to WP7 - Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Phone Platform to Symbian Qt Application Developers

    Monday, September 19, 2011, 5:05:25 PM | phoneadmin

    < Back to Qt to WP7 Guide contents Ever since the release of Windows Phone (WP) platform, developers from around the globe rushed to develop applications for this platform. Now, WP devices are available with manufacturers all over the world. A large number of applications are already available in the WP marketplace. For WP, Microsoft went back to the drawing board to figure out what phone users really want and built a phone from the ground up. The operating system, the user experience an...