Welcome to Beginning Windows 8 Application Development: XAML Edition. When I was first asked to produce
a sample table of contents for what my Windows 8 development book would include, I spent a lot of time
thinking about the aspects of Windows 8 development that I felt would be most important to help a developer
just learning to write software in a XAML-based environment.
Essential Windows Phone 7.5 is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 platform. Nine-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Silverlight and Windows Phone development, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps.
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. ...
It's true: you can build native apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone with C# and the .NET Framework--with help from MonoTouch and Mono for Android. This hands-on guide shows you how to reuse one codebase across all three platforms by combining the business logic layer of your C# app with separate, fully native UIs. It's an ideal marriage of platform-specific development and the "write once, run everywhere" philosophy.
By building a series of simple applications, you'll experience the advantages of using .
The Windows Phone team have taken a lot of trouble over the look and feel of the phone. They have created a design style, inspired by metropolitan signage, to express this. Programs on the phone should reflect this style
Calling all developers: Windows Phone 7 is starting to gain traction, and the opportunity is yours to sell the next killer app! 101 Windows Phone 7 Apps is a book series like no other–best-selling author and Microsoft developer Adam Nathan walks you through the process of building 101 real, robust, diverse, and marketplace-certified Silverlight applications.
The Windows Phone 7 platform provides a remarkable opportunity for Windows developers to create state-of-the-art mobile applications using their existing skills and a familiar toolset. For iOS and Android developers, this book provides the right level of content to help developers rapidly come up to speed on Windows Phone. Pro Windows Phone 7 Development will help you unlock the potential of this platform and create dazzling, visually rich, and highly functional applications for the Windows Phone Marketplace....
Understand Location Based Services.
Work with Windows Phone Location Service.
Understand how Maps work.
Create a simple Map application and learn to use Geocoding, Pushpins.
Discover Directions with Bing Maps Directions.
We’ve come from different backgrounds and locations to write this book—Michael is
a Silverlight MVP who lives in Singapore; Massimo lives in Europe and worked at
Microsoft on the Windows Phone team; and Timothy lives in the United States and
was the technical proofreader for other Manning books on WPF and Silverlight.
Against all this diversity, our shared passion for Silverlight and mobile applications
brought us together to produce this book.
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.
Design your app navigation strategy carefully! if you navigate from ‘third page’ to ‘main page’ and your user then presses the Back key, what happens? User expects app to exit App actually navigates back to Third Page
In Windows Phone 7.x it was only possible to sell an application at a fixed price through the Windows Phone Marketplace (now the Windows Phone Store) This was the only way you could get paid for the application
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 is a reinvention of the Windows Mobile platform and
improves productivity by taking a fresh approach to the most common Smartphone
business usage scenarios such as e-mail, calendar, contacts, and collaboration. Microsoft
SharePoint is a web technology-based server that can be used to build portals,
collaboration sites, and also content management sites.
Windows Phone 7 allows you to integrate with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and create
enterprise-ready websites and applications that access Microsoft SharePoint Server on
Windows Phone 7.
CONTENT: Compare Apple’s Objective-C and Microsoft’s C#: “second cousins twice removed” Build rich, compelling user interfaces based on Silverlight, XAML, and events Move from Apple’s Xcode to Visual Studio 2010 and from Interface Builder to Expression Blend Leverage hardware and device services, including the accelerometer, GPS, photos, contacts, e-mail, and SMS Create dynamic application
•Windows phone has the unique ability to provide the end user glanceable access to the information they care most about, via Live Tiles •Push Notifications offer developers a way to send timely information to their applications even when they are not running
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he award-winning Microsoft .NET Development Series was established in 2002 to provide professional developers with the most comprehensive, practical coverage of the latest .NET technologies. Authors in this series include Microsoft architects, MVPs, and other experts and leaders in the field of Microsoft development technologies. Each book provides developers with the vital information and critical insight they need to write highly effective applications.
Productivity and efficiencies are gained by letting employees work anytime from anywhere Real-time vs. batch-mode speeds up the cadence of decision-making to gain a competitive advantage Timely information allows employees to make better decisions at the point of activity