Microsoft® Silverlight® Edition: Programming Windows® Phone 7

Microsoft® Silverlight® Edition: Programming Windows® Phone 7
Published:December 21, 2010Language:English
Author:Charles PetzoldTechnology:Windows Phone 7
Length:792 PagesISBN 13:9780735656673

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About The BookBring your app ideas to life—with guidance from a Windows programming legend

NOTE: This book is the printed, Silverlight-focused edition of Programming Windows Phone 7, which is available as a free eBook from the Microsoft Download Center. A Microsoft XNA-focused edition is also available for sale in print (ISBN 978-0-7356-5669-7). The Microsoft eBook covers both Silverlight and XNA in one volume.

Get started building your own apps and utilities for Windows Phone 7—expertly guided by award-winning author Charles Petzold. Focusing on Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 and the C# language, you’ll learn how to extend your existing skills to this new mobile platform—mastering the core tools and techniques you need to get productive quickly. 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:
  • Customize page navigation and layout

  • Know when to use code vs. XAML markup

  • Capture and embed bitmaps, balancing performance issues

  • Support multi-touch input—including tap, drag, flick, and pinch

  • Work with accelerometer and location services

  • Experiment with panoramic and pivot controls

  • Create effects using built-in or custom animations

  • Manage state, tombstoning, data-binding, and storage

  • Write your own templates and custom controls

  • Test-drive your app on Windows Phone Emulator

  • Plus, get code samples on the Web
    About Charles PetzoldCharles Petzold has been writing about programming for Windows-based operating systems for 24 years. A Microsoft MVP for Client Application Development and a Windows Pioneer Award winner, Petzold is author of the classic Programming Windows, currently in its fifth edition and one of the best-known programming books of all time; the widely acclaimed Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software; and more than a dozen other books.
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