Windows Phone 7.5 Unleashed


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Windows Phone 7.5 Unleashed is the first comprehensive, start-to-finish developer’s guide to Microsoft’s brand-new Windows Phone 7.5. Written by Microsoft MVP and leading WPF/Silverlight innovator Daniel Vaughan, this full-color guide covers everything developers need to rapidly build highly competitive Windows Phone 7.5 mobile apps.

Vaughan teaches through complete sample apps that illuminate each key concept with fully explained code and real-world context. He presents real-world best practices for building highly functional and attractive Metro interfaces; integrating touch, rich media, and data; testing; profiling; and more. Throughout, he shares expert insights available in no other book, drawing on his exceptional access to the Windows Phone development team through the elite Microsoft Silverlight and WPF Insiders group.

Along the way, he presents exceptionally practical and thorough coverage of many powerful new Windows Phone 7.5 platform enhancements–including full chapters on sensors, the camera, XNA graphics, local databases, scheduled actions, and background file transfers.

Detailed information on how to…

  • Get started fast with Silverlight Windows Phone development in Visual Studio
  • Master the Capabilities Model, threading, and the Execution Model
  • Create attractive Metro interfaces using Windows Phone’s rich set of controls, including the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit
  • Make the most of the application bar and other interface elements
  • Enhance user experience with advanced support for touch, gesture, and sensors
  • Build location-aware apps that use Bing Maps and location services
  • Quickly internationalize apps for global markets
  • Leverage Windows Phone 7.5’s improved camera support
  • Connect apps to online services via SOAP, REST, and ODATA
  • Validate user input on the client side or via Web services
  • Use Windows Phone 7.5’s powerful new local database support
  • Implement background actions, file transfers, and audio playback
  • Incorporate game-style XNA graphics
  • Unit test to find defects earlier, saving time and money

Table of Contents
Part I: Windows Phone App Development Fundamentals
Chapter 1. Introduction to Windows Phone App Development
Chapter 2. Fundamental Concepts in Silverlight Development for Windows Phone
Chapter 3. Application Execution Model
Chapter 4. Page Orientation

Part II: Essential Elements
Chapter 5. Content Controls, Items Controls, and Range Controls
Chapter 6. Text Elements
Chapter 7. Media and Web Elements
Chapter 8. Taming the Application Bar
Chapter 9. Silverlight Toolkit Controls
Chapter 10. Pivot and Panorama

Part III: Windows Phone App Development
Chapter 11. Touch
Chapter 12. Launchers and Choosers
Chapter 13. Push Notification
Chapter 14. Sensors
Chapter 15. Geographic Location
Chapter 16. Bing Maps
Chapter 17. Internationalization
Chapter 18. Extending the Windows Phone Picture Viewer
Chapter 19. Camera
Chapter 20. Incorporating XNA Graphics in Silverlight
Chapter 21. Microphone and FM Radio
Chapter 22. Unit Testing

Part IV: Building Windows Phone Data Driven Applications
Chapter 23. Input Validation
Chapter 24. Network Services
Chapter 25. Isolated Storage and State Preservation
Chapter 26. Local Databases

Part V: Multitasking
Chapter 27. Scheduled Actions
Chapter 28. Background File Transfers
Chapter 29. Background Audio

Book Details

  • Paperback: 1120 pages
  • Publisher: Sams (March 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672333481
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672333484
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3 Responses

  1. hak212 says:

    pdf not working

  2. Wow! says:

    hak212,
    I have re-uploaded some day ago.
    Please download it again, I sure it can be opened.

  3. ozonspace says:

    Waiting Windows Phone 8 Unleashed Edition…javascript:appendSmilies(‘:D’)

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