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....
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....
This book describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to encompass Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. Their Windows Azure-based application named Surveys is described in detail in a previous book in this series, Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform.
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. ...
We decided that we should write a book about something we enjoy doing to share with our fellow developers to fulfill their dreams. This is how our journey started. When the startup company NewAgeSolution.net was founded, the company emphasized delivering compelling rich Internet applications using Silverlight. The company enjoyed great success, with eight employees, delivering amazing Silverlight applications that you can read about in a Microsoft case study.
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.
Now, there’s a practical, hands-on guide to mastering game development for Windows Phone 7 with Visual C# 2010 and XNA Game Studio 4.0. One step at a time, this book teaches all facets of mobile game development, from design through publishing via Microsoft’s Marketplace. Top game development author Jonathan S. Harbour starts with the absolute basics, making Windows Phone game development accessible even to programmers who’ve never written a game before. Then, one step at a time, he shows how to use Microsoft’s free XNA toolset to design ...
Over 70 recipes for making your own Windows Phone 7 game
Complete focus on the best Windows Phone 7 game development techniques using XNA 4.0
Easy to follow cookbook allowing you to dive in wherever you want.
Convert ideas into action using practical recipes
When Windows Phone 7 was released in the fall of 2010, it represented a significant departure not only from previous Microsoft mobile operating systems, but also from every other mobile operating system (OS) on the market. The user interface was clean, bold, and fluid, with a strong focus on the user’s content, rather than app chrome. The Start screen (see Figure 1-1) provided a level of personalization available nowhere else.
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.
Providing an overview of developing games for Windows Phone 7 while working within XNA Game Studio 4, this comprehensive resource covers such essential topics as device/emulator, development tools, device orientation, tilt and accelerometer sensors, multi-touch, working with Cloud and Web services, and more. Three complete games are included within the book plus hands-on explanations and clear example codes help you gain a deeper understanding of the Windows Phone 7 features so that you can start building a game right away....
Windows Phone 7 is a powerful mobile computing platform with huge potential for gaming. With "instant on" capabilities, the promise of gaming on the move is a reality with these devices. The platform is an ideal environment for .NET developers looking to create fun, sophisticated games.
Windows Phone 7 Game Development gives you everything you need to maximize your creativity and produce fantastic mobile games. With a gaming device always in your pocket, as a phone always is, this is too good an opportunity to miss!...
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.
Kevin Hoffman guides you through the entire WP7 Software Development Kit (SDK), showing how it resembles Apple’s iOS SDK, where it differs, and how to build production-quality WP7 apps that sell. Step by step, you’ll master each technology you’ll need, including C#, Silverlight, and XAML. Every new concept is introduced along with all the tools and background needed to apply it.
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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.
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.