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Windows Phone 7 Application Development: 24 Hour Trainer [Paperback]

Brian Faucher
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Book Description

March 8 2011
Ramp up your knowledge for developing apps for Windows Phone 7

Apps built for previous versions of Windows phones will not run on the new Windows Phone 7, forcing developers to quickly get up to speed on this new platform. This unique book-and-DVD package gets you in the game of creating exciting apps for Windows Phone 7. Concise chapters and instructor-led lessons on the DVD quickly update your skills for understanding the Windows Phone 7 architecture and using Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend or using the free Windows Phone Developer Tools.

  • Features a book-and-DVD combo that quickly gets you started on developing apps for the new Windows Phone 7 platform
  • Includes working code samples on both the tutorial DVD and companion Web site
  • Covers installing development tools, creating a new project, supporting multi-touch, using screen rotation and auto sizing, and more
  • Explains packing and deploying your apps as well as securing your system
  • Details the Windows Phone 7 architecture and Windows Phone navigation and UI controls

Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.

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Get started building apps for the newest Windows Phone technology

Windows Phone 7 has nearly everything you've ever dreamed of in a phone—and once you wake up, you can start creating apps for it with this invaluable book-and-DVD package. The pedagogical style walks you through the process of developing apps using Microsoft's Visual Studio® 2010 and Expression Blend® or the free Windows Phone Developer tools. Working examples throughout the book are reinforced on the DVD so you can gain a solid understanding of the features, capabilities, and architecture of Windows Phone 7, putting you well on your way to building Windows Phone 7 applications with confidence.

Windows Phone 7 Application Development 24-Hour Trainer:

  • Details how to build and test your app using Windows Phone Emulator

  • Reviews Windows Phone navigation and user interface controls

  • Teaches you ways to use transforms and animations

  • Explains how to market your apps via the Windows Phone Marketplace

  • Addresses techniques for using screen rotations, auto sizing, and phone tasks

  • Pares down the essentials of working with data and media files

  • Spells out how to secure your application's data

Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

On the DVD

Don't just learn—do!

The lessons within the book are each accompanied by an instructional demonstration on the DVD—over 3 hours of video tutorials!

You'll learn to:

  • Get and install the development tools

  • Create a new project

  • Add a control to the main XAML page

  • Navigate between pages

  • Set a control's properties

  • Improve the user experience by specifying input scope

  • Manage user settings

  • Create a proxy client

  • Access web services

  • Understand isolated storage

  • Use GPS and the Accelerometer

Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

About the Author

Brian Faucher is an SDET in Microsoft's Online Services division and has developed applications for nearly 20 years. While at Microsoft, he has worked on FrontPage 2000, SQL Server 2005, Windows Product Activation, Real Time Communicator, XBox Live, and Global Criminal Compliance.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Redundant Book June 18 2011
This book is actually quite well written with sufficient information to get a beginner to start programming a windows phone 7 application. However, there is even more free information on the web that makes this book redundant. Check out the 'how-to' videos and the 'code samples' for Windows Phone from Microsoft before investing money in this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Got me up and going quick. On the way to my first WIndows Phone App. May 31 2011
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I wanted to get on board with Windows Phone development, I know a lot of folks making good money with apps. This was an easy read. I did not have much time for reading and needed to get the know-how quickly. I was able to create my first project in under 4 hours after reading the first 3 chapters. I was greatful to find a book with good code examples and stright to the point. I started to read a few of the other 800+ page Window Phone books out there, but got bogged down in nonsense. This book gave me hope and it really worked. Practical, to the point and a great extras CD.
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