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Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

by Charles Petzold

Pearson Education | December 21, 2010 | Trade Paperback |

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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

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 792 Pages, 7.09 × 8.66 × 1.57 in

Published: December 21, 2010

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0735656673

ISBN - 13: 9780735656673

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Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

by Charles Petzold

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 792 Pages, 7.09 × 8.66 × 1.57 in

Published: December 21, 2010

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0735656673

ISBN - 13: 9780735656673

About the Book

Get started building applications for Windows Phone 7--expertly guided by award-winning author Charles Petzold. You'll focus on the core concepts and techniques for creating apps with Microsoft Silverlight, with coverage of Microsoft Visual Studio(R), .NET Framework managed code sandbox, the phone emulator, sensors, and location. As always, Charles brings a unique combination of pragmatism and authority to his instruction--along with an eminently readable style and a wealth of hands-on examples.
NOTE: "Microsoft(R) XNA(R) Framework Programming for Windows(R) Phone 7" and "Microsoft(R) Silverlight Programming for Windows(R) Phone 7" are fully indexed, print-book versions of a single electronic edition titled "Programming Windows Phone 7," which is available as a free ebook from the Microsoft Download Center."

Table of Contents

Introduction; Organization; My Assumptions About You; System Requirements; Using the Phone Emulator; Code Samples; Last-Minute Items; The Essential People; Errata & Book Support; We Want to Hear from You; Stay in Touch; Part I: The Basics; Chapter 1: Hello, Windows Phone 7; 1.1 Targeting Windows Phone 7; 1.2 The Hardware Chassis; 1.3 Sensors and Services; 1.4 File | New | Project; 1.5 A First Silverlight Phone Program; 1.6 The Standard Silverlight Files; 1.7 Color Themes; 1.8 Points and Pixels; 1.9 The XAP is a ZIP; 1.10 An XNA Program for the Phone; Chapter 2: Getting Oriented; 2.1 Silverlight and Dynamic Layout; 2.2 Orientation Events; 2.3 XNA Orientation; 2.4 Simple Clocks (Very Simple Clocks); Chapter 3: An Introduction to Touch; 3.1 Low-Level Touch Handling in XNA; 3.2 The XNA Gesture Interface; 3.3 Low-Level Touch Events in Silverlight; 3.4 The Manipulation Events; 3.5 Routed Events; 3.6 Some Odd Behavior?; Chapter 4: Bitmaps, Also Known as Textures; 4.1 XNA Texture Drawing; 4.2 The Silverlight Image Element; 4.3 Images Via the Web; 4.4 Image and ImageSource; 4.5 Loading Local Bitmaps from Code; 4.6 Capturing from the Camera; 4.7 The Phone''s Photo Library; Chapter 5: Sensors and Services; 5.1 Accelerometer; 5.2 A Simple Bubble Level; 5.3 Geographic Location; 5.4 Using a Map Service; Chapter 6: Issues in Application Architecture; 6.1 Basic Navigation; 6.2 Passing Data to Pages; 6.3 Sharing Data Among Pages; 6.4 Retaining Data across Instances; 6.5 The Multit
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From the Publisher

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.

About 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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