Programming Windows Phone 7, Microsoft Silverlight Edition

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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

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Overview

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


Get code samples on the Web
  • For system requirements, see the Introduction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735656673
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Series: Developer Reference Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 792
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: The Basics

Chapter 1: Hello, Windows Phone 7

Chapter 2: Getting Oriented

Chapter 3: An Introduction to Touch

Chapter 4: Bitmaps, Also Known as Textures

Chapter 5: Sensors and Services

Chapter 6: Issues in Application Architecture

Part II: Silverlight

Chapter 7: XAML Power and Limitations

Chapter 8: Elements and Properties

Chapter 9: The Intricacies of Layout

Chapter 10: The App Bar and Controls

Chapter 11: Dependency Properties

Chapter 12: Data Bindings

Chapter 13: Vector Graphics

Chapter 14: Raster Graphics

Chapter 15: Animations

Chapter 16: The Two Templates

Chapter 17: Items Controls

Chapter 18: Pivot and Panorama

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