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Essential Windows Phone 7.5: Application Development with Silverlight (Microsoft .Net Development)by Shawn Wildermuth
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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. Nine-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 latest version of Windows Phone, Shawn Wildermuth dives directly into the essentials, emphasizing best-practice examples and illustrating with 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, Shawn 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.
Consumers today expect their phone to be a multi-use machine with the capabilities of a phone, a GPS, a gaming device, and an Internet tablet. For some consumers, their phone is now their primary connection to the Internet, replacing the desktop/laptop computer for the first time. For developers, the challenge is to find the best way to create the experiences that the user needs. Windows Phone 7.5 provides that platform, and Silverlight is the engine to power those experiences. This book is not an exhaustive reference on the topic but a quick and easy-to-digest way for developers to jump into Windows Phone 7.5 programming with Silverlight guru Shawn Wildermuth.
About the Author
Shawn Wildermuth, a nine-time Microsoft MVP, has been named by Microsoft as a Silverlight Insider and a Data Insider. He speaks regularly at leading development conferences including TechEd, MIX, VSLive, OreDev, SDC, WinDev, DevTeach, DevConnections, and DevReach. A 25-year veteran of the software development industry, Wildermuth has authored several books on .NET, including Pragmatic ADO.NET. He currently teaches Windows Phone 7.5 development workshops through his training company, AgiliTrain (agilitrain.com).
Table of Contents
1. What is the Windows Phone 7?
2. Your First Application
3. Understanding XAML
4. Designing for the Phone
5. Developing for the Phone
6. Working with Services
7. Security and the Phone
8. Working with the Marketplace
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