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Microsoft(r) Xna(r) Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now!
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NOTE: This book is the printed, XNA-focused edition of Programming Windows Phone 7, which is available as a free eBook from the Microsoft Download Center. A Microsoft Silverlight®-focused edition is also available for sale in print (ISBN 978-0-7356-5667-3). The Microsoft eBook covers both XNA and Silverlight in one volume.
Bring your game ideas to lifewith guidance from a Windows programming legend
Begin creating your own game apps for Windows Phone 7guided by the consummate teacher, award-winning author Charles Petzold. Focusing on the XNA 2D framework and the C# language, youll learn how to extend your existing skillsmastering core concepts and techniques for this new mobile platform. As always, Charles brings a unique combination of pragmatism and inspiration to his instructionalong with a wealth of hands-on examples.
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Book News Annotation:
No experience is required for this guide to using Microsoft XNA to build games for Windows PC, Xbox 360, and Zune. In 16 chapters, readers will learn XNA and C# fundamentals, and gain insight into what being a programmer is really like. The book starts with the simplest possible XNA program, then moves on to using the Xbox and Zune gamepad, the keyboards, sounds, graphics, with techniques illustrated by b&w illustrations and screenshots. Very silly games, involving warring fruits and vegetables, will appeal to computer geeks of all ages. Code samples and games can be downloaded from two web sites. Miles has taught computer programming for 25 years. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Now you can build your own games for Windows, Xbox 360, and Zune—as you learn the underlying skills and concepts for computer programming. Use this hands-on guide to dive straight into your first project—adding new tools and tricks to your arsenal as you go. No experience required!
Teach yourself how to program—and bring your game ideas to life!
About the Author
Rob Miles has been teaching computer programming for more than 25 years. An expert on Visual C#(R) and a Microsoft MVP for Device Application Development, Rob enjoys inspiring new and experienced programmers. As well as writing his own games, programs, and poetry, Rob has consulted on a wide range of commercial software projects.
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