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Beginning Windows Phone 7 Application Development: Building Windows Phone Applications Using Silverlight and XNA 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0470912331
ISBN-10: 0470912332
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Develop apps for Windows Phone 7

Sharing valuable insight for using the powerful programming tools from Microsoft (such as Silverlight, XNA, and Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition), this book explains how to develop applications for Windows Phone 7 using your existing C# and .NET programming skills. The team of authors explores the various cloud and portal services that will enhance your development experience, and they detail ways to enrich your apps even further with isolated storage and the Silverlight toolkit. In-depth coverage of the Windows Phone 7 application life cycle and advice on interacting with the hardware and using Expression Blend to create richer user interfaces help you learn to create unique and helpful apps for Windows Phone 7.

Beginning Windows Phone 7 Application Development:

  • Provides a history of the Windows Phone operating system and reviews how Windows Phone 7 differs from its predecessors

  • Demonstrates how to best use page navigation, brushes, colors, themes, and more

  • Details ways to ensure that the user has a smooth transition from a suspended application state back to a working app

  • Reviews standardized features such as launchers and choosers

  • Explains how to build web services that make data available to any other device that supports web service consumption

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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About the Author

Nick Lecrenski is the founder and lead developer of MyFitnessJournal.com, a fitness tracking web site that utilizes Silverlight technology. He is also the author of Silverlight 4: Problem–Design–Solution.

Karli Watson is an author and a technical consultant of 3form Ltd and an associate technologist at Content Master.

Robert Fonseca-Ensor is a consultant at Infusion, specialising in WPF, Silverlight, and iPhone development.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470912332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470912331
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Santiago Carela on September 30, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is really good for beginners in silverlight for windows phone. The author explains all the details about the process to build an aplication in a simple way .If you are not an experience programmer in Windows phone 7 you should read this book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By marc137 on August 22, 2011
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Great book to start programming in the new Windows Phone 7.

Clearly explained and very progressive in content and examples that will teach. And not only that they are well explained, they are very complete, and that goes from the basic components of an application to the use of Web services.

On the downside, and it is something you see much in the last books that are coming out, is that just touches XNA, just one chapter focuses on Silverligth. So if you want to make applications, this book is an excellent choice, but if you also want to enter the world of games, we should find something else.

Estupendo libro para comenzar a programar en los nuevos Windows Phone 7.

Claramente explicado y muy progresivo en los contenidos y ejemplos que va enseñando. Y ya no es solo que estén bien explicado, además son muy completos, ya que va desde los componentes básicos de una aplicación, hasta el uso de servicios web.

En el lado negativo, y es algo que se ve mucho en los últimos libros que están saliendo, es que apenas toca XNA, apenas un capítulo y se centra en Silverligth. Así que si quieres hacer aplicaciones, este libro es una excelente elección, pero si también quieres entrar en el mundo de los juegos, habría que buscar otra cosa.
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