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Windows Phone 7 in Action

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book


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.

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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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  1. A new phone, a new operating system
  2. Creating your first Windows Phone application
  3. Fast application switching and scheduled actions
  4. Launching tasks and choosers
  5. Storing data
  6. Working with the camera
  7. Integrating with the Pictures and Music + Videos Hubs
  8. Using sensors
  9. Network communication with push notifications and sockets
  11. ApplicationBar, Panorama, and Pivot controls
  12. Building Windows Phone UI with Silverlight controls
  13. Manipulating and creating media with MediaElement
  14. Using Bing Maps and the browser
  16. Integrating Silverlight with XNA
  17. XNA input handling

About The Authors

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (August 20, 2012)
  • Length: 480 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638352464

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