Beginning Windows Phone 7 Application Development
Building Windows Phone Applications Using Silverlight and XNA
By Nick Lecrenski, Karli Watson, Robert Fonseca-Ensor
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: April 2011
Pages: 600

Develop apps for Windows Phone 7

Sharing valuable insight for using the powerful programmingtools from Microsoft (such as Silverlight, XNA, and Visual Studio2010 Express Edition), this book explains how to developapplications for Windows Phone 7 using your existing C# and .NETprogramming skills. The team of authors explores the various cloudand portal services that will enhance your development experience,and they detail ways to enrich your apps even further with isolatedstorage and the Silverlight toolkit. In-depth coverage of theWindows Phone 7 application life cycle and advice on interactingwith the hardware and using Expression Blend to create richer userinterfaces help you learn to create unique and helpful apps forWindows Phone 7.

Beginning Windows Phone 7 ApplicationDevelopment:

  • Provides a history of the Windows Phone operating system andreviews how Windows Phone 7 differs from its predecessors

  • Demonstrates how to best use page navigation, brushes, colors,themes, and more

  • Details ways to ensure that the user has a smooth transitionfrom a suspended application state back to a working app

  • Reviews standardized features such as launchers and choosers

  • Explains how to build web services that make data available toany other device that supports web service consumption

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learningprogramming languages and technologies easier than you think,providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you throughall the techniques involved.

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