Essential Windows Phone 7.5: Application Development with Silverlight (Microsoft .NET Development Series)

Essential Windows Phone 7.5: Application Development with Silverlight (Microsoft .NET Development Series)
Authors
Shawn Wildermuth
ISBN
0321752139
Published
19 Dec 2011
Purchase online
amazon.com

Essential Windows Phone 7.5 is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 platform. Eight-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Silverlight and Windows Phone development, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps.

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Essential Windows Phone 7.5 is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 platform. Eight-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Silverlight and Windows Phone development, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps.

After introducing the new “Mango” version of Windows Phone, Wildermuth dives directly into best-practice examples and code. You’ll build a complete application from start to finish, then build on your skills with increasingly sophisticated techniques.

From planning and design through application delivery, Wildermuth guides you through the entire mobile development lifecycle, showing how to make the most of Windows Phone 7.5’s most important new capabilities. Whether you’re a .NET or Silverlight developer going mobile, or an experienced mobile developer moving to Windows Phone, Essential Windows Phone 7.5 delivers all the skills you’ll need.

Coverage includes

  • Leveraging Microsoft’s breakthrough Metro design language
  • Using phone features such as email, calling, search, Web browsing, and the camera
  • Declaring the structure of your user interface with XAML
  • Interacting with users via Buttons, Sliders, TextBoxes, and other controls
  • Mastering the new Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone 7.5
  • Choosing the right application paradigm and functionality for your specific app
  • Incorporating vibration, motion, and sound into your interfaces
  • Working with Windows Phone 7.5’s unique hubs and tiles
  • Building location-based services that work with the phone’s GPS
  • Storing data in an Isolated Storage file or Windows Phone 7.5’s database
  • Multitasking reliably, without compromising performance
  • Integrating external data via REST, conventional Web services, push notifications, and Windows Live
  • Preparing your application for the Windows Phone Marketplace

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