In order to create new applications for Windows Phone 7 (WP7), it is critical to have a strong understanding of the architecture of the new WP7 operating system. With a special focus placed on the WP7 design guidelines and technologies, and a look at the system architecture and basic development environment setup, this authoritative reference presents you with coverage of the core mobile application development concepts you need to know before you start developing apps. The team of authors covers the most important topics of WP7 from an Android/iOS developer’s point of view, thereby providing you with a strong foundation so you can start programming for WP7 right away.
Windows Phone marks a significant upgrade to Microsoft’s smartphone products. Packed with sophisticated new features and functionality, the device is a .NET developer’s dream, easily programmable using Silverlight, XNA and C#.
The inclusion of Silverlight and XNA on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 offers you the opportunity to create unique applications for this smart phone. Using tools such as Visual Studio, Expression Blend, and the device emulator, this book shows you how to take your Windows Phone 7 applications from the drawing board to the marketplace. Helpful examples throughout the book and on the website demonstrate how to design and lay out a Windows Phone 7 application, interact with the device, and even sell your applications.
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 XNA. 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.
Windows Phone 7 in Action is a hands-on guide to programming the WP7 platform. It zips through standard phone, text, and email controls and dives head-first into how to build great mobile apps. You’ll master the hardware APIs, access web services, and learn to build location and push applications. Along the way, you’ll see how to create the stunning visual effects that can separate your apps from the pack.
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. Apply the tap, flick, hold and drag gestures on Windows Phone 7 touch screen for different situations. Understanding the XNA content pipeline for improved game asset processing and management. Hook up your game to Xbox Live.