| About The BookBring your game ideas to life—with guidance from a Windows programming legend |
NOTE: This book is the printed, XNA-focused edition of Programming Windows Phone 7, which is available as a free eBook from the Microsoft Download Center. A Microsoft Silverlight-focused edition is also available for sale in print (ISBN 978-0-7356-5667-3). The Microsoft eBook covers both XNA and Silverlight in one volume.
Begin creating your own game apps for Windows Phone 7—guided by the consummate teacher, award-winning author Charles Petzold. Focusing on the XNA 2D framework and the C# language, you’ll learn how to extend your existing skills—mastering core concepts and techniques for this new mobile platform. As always, Charles brings a unique combination of pragmatism and inspiration to his instruction—along with a wealth of hands-on examples.
Discover how to:
Develop high-performance XNA 2D games
Create and animate text and sprites
Capture and embed bitmaps, balancing performance issues
Support multi-touch input—including tap, drag, flick, and pinch
Manipulate bitmaps at the pixel level
Apply dynamic textures
Work with transforms
Put components together for touch-and-play and tilt-and-play games
Test-drive your game on Windows Phone Emulator
Plus, get code samples on the Web