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The inclusion of Silverlight and XNA on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 offers you the opportunity to create unique applications for this smart phone. Using tools such as Visual Studio, Expression Blend, and the device emulator, this book shows you how to take your Windows Phone 7 applications from the drawing board to the marketplace. Helpful examples throughout the book and on the website demonstrate how to design and lay out a Windows Phone 7 application, interact with the device, and even sell your applications.
Professional Windows Phone 7 Application Development:
Provides an overview of Windows Phone 7 tools and user interface basics
Explains how to use the panorama, pivot and map controls, navigate between pages, and work with application settings
Shares techniques for working with multiview applications, autorotating, and autosizing
Offers advice for understanding application lifecycle management and XNA game development
Uncovers tips for utilizing taps, touches, and gestures, and working the camera
Includes downloadable examples from the website and discusses best practices for building mobile applications
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Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
Christopher Fairbairn is a Microsoft MVP in Device Application Development and has developed custom solutions and commercial products for platforms including Palm OS, Windows Mobile, iPhone, and J2ME.