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Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7


Bring your app ideas to life—with guidance from a Windows programming legend

Get started building your own apps and utilities for Windows Phone 7—expertly guided by award-winning author Charles Petzold. Focusing on Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 and the C# language, you’ll learn how to extend your existing skills to this new mobile platform—mastering the core tools and techniques you need to get productive quickly. As always, Charles brings a unique combination of pragmatism and inspiration to his instruction—along with a wealth of hands-on examples.

NOTE: This book is the printed, Silverlight-focused edition of Programming Windows Phone 7, which is available as a free eBook from the Microsoft Download Center. A Microsoft XNA®-focused edition is also available for sale in print (ISBN 978-0-7356-5669-7). The Microsoft eBook covers both Silverlight and XNA in one volume.

Discover how to:

  • Customize page navigation and layout
  • Know when to use code vs. XAML markup
  • Capture and embed bitmaps, balancing performance issues
  • Support multi-touch input—including tap, drag, flick, and pinch
  • Work with accelerometer and location services
  • Experiment with panoramic and pivot controls
  • Create effects using built-in or custom animations
  • Manage state, tombstoning, data-binding, and storage
  • Write your own templates and custom controls
  • Test-drive your app on Windows Phone Emulator

Get code samples on the Web: For system requirements, see the Introduction.

About the Author
Charles Petzold has been writing about programming for Windows-based operating systems for 24 years. A Microsoft MVP for Client Application Development and a Windows Pioneer Award winner, Petzold is author of the classic Programming Windows, currently in its fifth edition and one of the best-known programming books of all time; the widely acclaimed Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software; and more than a dozen other books.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 792 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (December, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735656673
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735656673
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