Microsoft® Silverlight® Edition: Programming Windows® Phone 7

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Microsoft® Silverlight® Edition: Programming Windows® Phone 7

by Charles Petzold

Microsoft Press | December 28, 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 28, 2010

Publisher: Microsoft Press

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 28, 2010

Publisher: Microsoft Press

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

IntroductionPart I: The BasicsChapter 1: Hello, Windows Phone 7Chapter 2: Getting OrientedChapter 3: An Introduction to TouchChapter 4: Bitmaps, Also Known as TexturesChapter 5: Sensors and ServicesChapter 6: Issues in Application ArchitecturePart II: SilverlightChapter 7: XAML Power and LimitationsChapter 8: Elements and PropertiesChapter 9: The Intricacies of LayoutChapter 10: The App Bar and ControlsChapter 11: Dependency PropertiesChapter 12: Data BindingsChapter 13: Vector GraphicsChapter 14: Raster GraphicsChapter 15: AnimationsChapter 16: The Two TemplatesChapter 17: Items ControlsChapter 18: Pivot and Panorama

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 wrote the classic Programming Windows(tm), which is currently in its fifth edition and one of the best-known and widely used programming books of all time. He was honored in 1994 with the Windows Pioneer Award, presented by Microsoft(tm) founder Bill Gates and Windows Magazine. He has been programming with Windows since first obtaining a beta Windows 1.0 SDK in the spring of 1985, and he wrote the very first magazine article on Windows programming in 1986. Charles is an MVP for Client Application Development and the author of several other books including Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software.

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