It is an exciting time to be a Windows developer. The arrival of Windows 8 is a complete game changer. The operating system and its development platform offer you an entirely new way to create rich, full-featured Windows-based applications. This team of authors takes you on a journey through all of the new development features of the Windows 8 platform specifically how to utilize Visual Studio 2012 and the XAML/C# languages to produce robust apps that are ready for deployment in the new Windows Store....
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.
This training kit is designed for developers who plan to take the Microsoft Certified IT
Professional (MCITP) Exam 70-502, as well as for developers who need to know how
to develop Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)–based applications
using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. We assume that before using this training kit,
you already have a working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Visual Basic or C# (or
both), and Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).