A Better Browsing Experience: Listing 1.

XAML for a ProgressBar and TextBlock.

<Grid>
  <VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>
    <VisualStateGroup x:Name="LoadingStates">
      <VisualState x:Name="Loading" />
      <VisualState x:Name="Loaded" />
    </VisualStateGroup>
  </VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>
  <phone:WebBrowser
         x:Name="Browser"
         IsScriptEnabled="True"
         Source="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18275183" />
  <Grid x:Name="GD_Progress"
         Background="{StaticResource PhoneBackgroundBrush}"
         Visibility="Collapsed">
    <ProgressBar Height="10"
                   VerticalAlignment="Center" />
    <TextBlock TextWrapping="Wrap"
                 Text="Loading... "
                 VerticalAlignment="Center"
                 HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                 Margin="0,-34,0,0" />
  </Grid>
</Grid>

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Nick Randolph runs Built to Roam, a consulting company that specializes in training, mentoring and assisting other companies build mobile applications. With a heritage in rich client applications for both the desktop and a variety of mobile platforms, Nick currently presents, writes and educates on the Windows Phone platform.