Microsoft Silverlight Edition

Microsoft Silverlight Edition : Programming Windows Phone 7

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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.

Bring your app ideas to life-with guidance from a Windows programming legend

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

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For system requirements, see the Introduction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 792 pages
  • 187 x 229 x 40.64mm | 1,315g
  • Redmond, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0735656673
  • 9780735656673
  • 1,104,601

About Charles Petzold

Charles 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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