Windows Phone 7 in Action is a hands-on guide to building mobile applications for WP. Written for developers who already know their way around Visual Studio, this book zips through the basics, including an intro to WP7 and Metro. Then, it moves on to the nuts and bolts of building great phone apps. About the Technology Windows Phone 7 is a powerful mobile platform sporting the same Metro interface as Windows 8. It offers a rich environment for apps, browsing, and media. Developers code the OS and hardware using familiar .NET tools like C# and XAML. And the new Windows Store offers an app marketplace reaching millions of users. About the Book 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.
Written for developers familiar with .NET and Visual Studio. No WP7 or mobile experience is required.
Purchase includes free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBooks downloadable at manning.com. What's Inside
Full introduction to WP7 and Metro
HTML5 hooks for media, animation, and more
XNA for stunning 3D graphics
Selling apps in the Windows Store
About the Authors Timothy Binkley-Jones is a software engineer with extensive experience developing commercial IT, web, and mobile applications. Massimo Perga is a software engineer at Microsoft and Michael Sync is a solution architect for Silverlight and WP7.
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PART 1 INTRODUCING WINDOWS PHONE
A new phone, a new operating system
Creating your first Windows Phone application
PART 2 CORE WINDOWS PHONE
Fast application switching and scheduled actions
Launching tasks and choosers
Working with the camera
Integrating with the Pictures and Music + Videos Hubs
Network communication with push notifications and sockets
PART 3 SILVERLIGHT FOR WINDOWS PHONE
ApplicationBar, Panorama, and Pivot controls
Building Windows Phone UI with Silverlight controls
Michael Sync has been working in Software industry for more than 8 years. Based in Singapore, he is associated with Memolife as a Solution Architect for building Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 applications. He is Silverlight MVP and a member of Silverlight/WPF Insider team. He is also one of leaders of Singapore Silverlight User Group.
Massimo Perga is a software developer in the Windows Phone division of Microsoft. Before joining Microsoft, he has worked as a developer in the mobile division of Motorola and in a robotics manufacturing company, Comau. In total, he has 7 years of
Tim Binkley-Jones is a staff engineer in the Enterprise Management group of VMware, Inc. Tim has been developing commercial IT management applications for 17 years using everything from C++ and MFC to C#, Windows Forms and ASP.NET. He has been working with XAML since the early releases of WPF and Silverlight.