Windows Phone Recipes: A Problem Solution Approach

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Windows Phone 7.5 (code-named Mango) marks a significant upgrade to Microsoft’s smartphone products. Packed with sophisticated new features and functionality, the device is a .NET developer’s dream, easily programmable using Silverlight, XNA and C#.

Windows Phone Recipes utilizes a proven problem-solution approach, providing a concise guide to all the phone’s features in recipe book format. First, the problem you're facing is identified. Then, a clear explanation of the solution...

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Overview

Windows Phone 7.5 (code-named Mango) marks a significant upgrade to Microsoft’s smartphone products. Packed with sophisticated new features and functionality, the device is a .NET developer’s dream, easily programmable using Silverlight, XNA and C#.

Windows Phone Recipes utilizes a proven problem-solution approach, providing a concise guide to all the phone’s features in recipe book format. First, the problem you're facing is identified. Then, a clear explanation of the solution is given, supported by a fully-worked code sample that demonstrates the feature in action.

Allaspects of development, configuration, testing, and distribution are covered. You'll find recipes that unlock advanced user interface features, deal with data storage, integrate with cloud services, add media and location services, and much more. It's everything you'll need to put a professional polish on your Windows Phone 7.5 applications!

What you’ll learn

  • Understand how to design, develop, test and distribute your Windows Phone 7.5 applications
  • Create compellinguser interfacesusing all the phone's features, including the camera, GPS and accelerometer
  • Learn how to debug your applications and package them for distribution and sale though the Windows Phone Marketplace and beyond
  • Extend your application into the cloud using push notifications and web-based services to take advantage of off-device processing and storage

Who this book is for

This book is for existing .NET and Windows Mobile developers. Its concise recipe format will also appeal to new Windows Phone developers and those looking for an insightful reference to support their day-to-day coding efforts.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Developing Windows Phone Applications
  2. Windows Phone Must Knows
  3. Windows Phone Execution Model
  4. The User Interface
  5. The User Interface With Expression Blend
  6. Gestures
  7. Sensors
  8. Media Management
  9. Isolated Storage
  10. In the Cloud
  11. Testing Windows Phone Applications
  12. Deploying your Application
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430241379
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/7/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

A prolific writer on cutting-edge technologies, Fabio Claudio Ferracchiati has contributed to more than a dozen books on .NET, C#, Visual Basic, and ASP.NET. He is a .NET Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and lives in Milan, Italy. You can read his blog at Ferracchiati.com.

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