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.
- 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.
Table of Contents4> 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
- Storing data
- Working with the camera
- Integrating with the Pictures and Music + Videos Hubs
- Using sensors
- 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
- Manipulating and creating media with MediaElement
- Using Bing Maps and the browser
PART 4 SILVERLIGHT AND THE XNA FRAMEWORK
- Integrating Silverlight with XNA
- XNA input handling