Professional Windows Phone 7 Application Development
Building Applications and Games Using Visual Studio, Silverlight, and XNA
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Released: October 2010
Pages: 624

Test and deploy rich mobile applications for Windows Phone 7

The inclusion of Silverlight and XNA on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 offers you the opportunity to create unique applications for this smart phone. Using tools such as Visual Studio, Expression Blend, and the device emulator, this book shows you how to take your Windows Phone 7 applications from the drawing board to the marketplace. Helpful examples throughout the book and on the website demonstrate how to design and lay out a Windows Phone 7 application, interact with the device, and even sell your applications.

Professional Windows Phone 7 Application Development:

  • Provides an overview of Windows Phone 7 tools and user interface basics

  • Explains how to use the panorama, pivot and map controls, navigate between pages, and work with application settings

  • Shares techniques for working with multiview applications, autorotating, and autosizing

  • Offers advice for understanding application lifecycle management and XNA game development

  • Uncovers tips for utilizing taps, touches, and gestures, and working the camera

  • Includes downloadable examples from the website and discusses best practices for building mobile applications

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