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 programming tools from Microsoft (such as Silverlight, XNA, and Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition), this book explains how to develop applications for Windows Phone 7 using your existing C# and .NET programming skills. The team of authors explores the various cloud and portal services that will enhance your development experience, and they detail ways to enrich your apps even further with isolated storage and the Silverlight toolkit. In-depth coverage of the Windows Phone 7 application life cycle and advice on interacting with the hardware and using Expression Blend to create richer user interfaces help you learn to create unique and helpful apps for Windows Phone 7.

Beginning Windows Phone 7 Application Development:

  • Provides a history of the Windows Phone operating system and reviews 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 transition from 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 to any other device that supports web service consumption

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

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