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Monday, July 18, 2011

Programming Windows Phone 7: Microsoft Silverlight Edition

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 legendGet 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. 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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