Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development

by Eugene Chuvyrov, Henry Lee

Apress | June 13, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 handsets have injected a new vibrancy into the smartphone marketplace and provided bold new opportunities for the Microsoft development community.

Now in its second edition, Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development has been written to help you identify those opportunities and to learn the skills you’ll need to harness them. It covers the very latest developments in the field, including the extended APIs offered in Microsoft’s automatic platform update, so you''ll have timely, accurate information at your fingertips.

Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development, Second Edition starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and setting up the right development tools, including Visual Studio, Expression Blend, Silverlight SDK, and Windows Phone SDK. It then takes you step-by-step though the development process as you build and deploy a working application, complete with a sophisticated user interface. Finally, you''ll receive step-by-step instructions on selling your applications through the Windows Phone Marketplace.

What you’ll learn

  • How to create effective networked applications
  • How to leverage your phone’s GPS capabilities from within your application
  • How to interact with the phone’s built-in functionalities (camera, contacts, maps, accelerometer, video and web browser to name but a few)
  • How to construct highly graphical and responsive user interfaces quickly and easily using these features
  • How to package and distribute your applications for both personal distribution and commercial sale via the Windows Phone Marketplace

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone interested in developing applications for the Windows Phone 7. You might be an existing .NET developer looking for a new creative angle, or perhaps an iPhone or Android developer looking for a new opportunity.

If you have an understanding of basic .NET coding practices, then this book is for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone Platform
  2. Building Windows Phone 7 Applications
  3. Using Cloud Services As Data Stores
  4. Catching and Debugging Errors
  5. Packaging, Publishing, and Managing Applications
  6. Working with the Accelerometer
  7. Application Bar
  8. WebBrowser Control
  9. Working with Controls and Themes   
  10. Integrating Applications with the Windows Phone OS
  11. Creating Trial Applications
  12. Internationalization
  13. Isolated Storage
  14. Using Location Services
  15. Media
  16. Working with the Camera and Photos
  17. Push Notifications
  18. Reactive Extensions for .NET
  19. Security

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 in

Published: June 13, 2011

Publisher: Apress

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1430235969

ISBN - 13: 9781430235965

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Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development

by Eugene Chuvyrov, Henry Lee

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 in

Published: June 13, 2011

Publisher: Apress

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1430235969

ISBN - 13: 9781430235965

From the Publisher

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 handsets have injected a new vibrancy into the smartphone marketplace and provided bold new opportunities for the Microsoft development community.

Now in its second edition, Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development has been written to help you identify those opportunities and to learn the skills you’ll need to harness them. It covers the very latest developments in the field, including the extended APIs offered in Microsoft’s automatic platform update, so you''ll have timely, accurate information at your fingertips.

Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development, Second Edition starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and setting up the right development tools, including Visual Studio, Expression Blend, Silverlight SDK, and Windows Phone SDK. It then takes you step-by-step though the development process as you build and deploy a working application, complete with a sophisticated user interface. Finally, you''ll receive step-by-step instructions on selling your applications through the Windows Phone Marketplace.

What you’ll learn

  • How to create effective networked applications
  • How to leverage your phone’s GPS capabilities from within your application
  • How to interact with the phone’s built-in functionalities (camera, contacts, maps, accelerometer, video and web browser to name but a few)
  • How to construct highly graphical and responsive user interfaces quickly and easily using these features
  • How to package and distribute your applications for both personal distribution and commercial sale via the Windows Phone Marketplace

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone interested in developing applications for the Windows Phone 7. You might be an existing .NET developer looking for a new creative angle, or perhaps an iPhone or Android developer looking for a new opportunity.

If you have an understanding of basic .NET coding practices, then this book is for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone Platform
  2. Building Windows Phone 7 Applications
  3. Using Cloud Services As Data Stores
  4. Catching and Debugging Errors
  5. Packaging, Publishing, and Managing Applications
  6. Working with the Accelerometer
  7. Application Bar
  8. WebBrowser Control
  9. Working with Controls and Themes   
  10. Integrating Applications with the Windows Phone OS
  11. Creating Trial Applications
  12. Internationalization
  13. Isolated Storage
  14. Using Location Services
  15. Media
  16. Working with the Camera and Photos
  17. Push Notifications
  18. Reactive Extensions for .NET
  19. Security

About the Author

Henry Lee, founder of ToeTapz.com and NewAgeSolution.net, is passionate about technology. He works with various Fortune 500 companies, delivering mobile applications and rich Internet applications. He is focusing his energy on delivering mobile applications on Windows Phone 7, Android, and iPhone. In his spare time, he dedicates his efforts to helping his communities by delivering sessions at technology events. He enjoys speaking with other technologists about current trends in technology and sharing business insights with fellow colleagues. Often, you''ll find Henry at a local cigar bar, enjoying a cigar and a drink, trying to come up with the next big mobile application.

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