Microsoft XNA Framework Edition

Microsoft XNA Framework Edition : Programming Windows Phone 7

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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.

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

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

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For system requirements, see the Introduction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 187 x 229 x 23.11mm | 726g
  • Redmond, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 073565669X
  • 9780735656697
  • 2,229,415

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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