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  • author  Zheng Yang  /  released on  Feb 16, 2012
    Windows Phone 7 XNA Cookbook

    Product Description

    • Complete focus on the best Windows Phone 7 game development techniques using XNA 4.0
    • Easy to follow cookbook allowing you to dive in wherever you want.
    • Convert ideas into action using practical recipes

    In Detail

    Developing games for Windows Phone 7, a new mobile platform, is your big chance to impact the world of mobile games. The XNA 4.0 for Windows Phone 7 integrates a lot of capabilities from software and hardware for you to create incredible games. The next generation of mobile games will be built by you.

    Windows Phone 7 XNA Cookbook is the best choice for you to make a game on Windows Phone 7. The book helps you to master the indispensable techniques to create your games using XNA 4.0. From the basics such as animating a 2D sprite and interacting with the customized graphical user interface to the more challenging such as 3D graphic rendering and collision detection.

    This comprehensive cookbook covers all the essential areas of XNA game development for Windows Phone 7, such as approaches to control the sensors, gestures and typical kinds of cameras. We also have recipes for sprite animation, texture rendering, and graphical user interface development that will give you a powerful tool to work with 2D effects. After this we move onto the more juicy stuff with recipes covering 3D graphic rendering and collision detection, and major ways to improve your loading efficiency. You will also work with Xbox live so you can take your game global. Finally, no mobile game development book would be complete without a look at performance optimization to make your games run faster. Windows Phone 7 XNA Cookbook will equip you with the firepower to rock the game world.

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  • author  Ryan Vice, Muhammad Shujaat Siddiqi  /  released on  Mar 30, 2012
    MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF: RAW

    Product Description

    • Build an enterprise application using Silverlight and WPF, taking advantage of the powerful MVVM pattern, with this book and e-book
    • Discover the evolution of presentation patterns—by example—and see the benefits of MVVM in the context of the larger picture of presentation patterns
    • Customize the MVVM pattern for your projects’ needs by comparing the various implementation styles
    RAW FAQ

    This book is currently available as a RAW book. A RAW book is an ebook, and this one is priced at 40% of the usual eBook price. Once you purchase the RAW book, you can immediately download the content of the book so far, and when new chapters become available, you will be notified, and can download the new version of the book. When the book is published, you will receive the full, finished eBook.

    If you like, you can preorder the print book at the same time as you purchase the RAW book at a significant discount.

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  • author  Braulio Díez,Rocío Serrano,José Fernando Almoguera  /  released on  Feb 24, 2012
    Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5

    Product Description

    Develop a full LOB Microsoft Silverlight 5 application from scratch with the help of expert advice and an accompanying case study using this book and eBook
    • Dive straight into Silverlight 5 with the advanced techniques in this expert guide
    • Fully up-to-date content for Silverlight 5 and RIA Services SP2
    • Complete your knowledge with a gradually built upon case study with this book and e-book
    In Detail

    Microsoft Silverlight is fully established as a powerful tool for creating and delivering Rich Internet Applications and media experiences on the Web. This book will help you dive straight into utilizing Silverlight 5, which now more than ever is a top choice in the Enterprise for building Business Applications.

    "Expert Line of Business Application Development for Silverlight 5: Quick Start Guide" focuses on the development of a complete Silverlight 5 LOB application, helping you to take advantage of the powerful features available along with expert advice.

    Fully focused on LOB development, this expert guide takes you from the beginning of designing and implementing a Silverlight 5 LOB application, all the way through to completion. Accompanied by a gradually built upon case study, you will learn about data access via RIA and Web services, architecture with MEF and MVVM applied to LOB development, testing and error control, and much more.

    With "Expert Line of Business Application Development for Silverlight 5: Quick Start Guide" in hand, you will be fully equipped to expertly develop your own Silverlight Line of Business application, without dwelling on the basics of Enterprise Silverlight development.

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    Packt

  • author  Snyder Todd, Matthew Duffield, Jeffrey Smith, Joel Eden  /  released on  Jan 27, 2012
    Microsoft Silverlight 5 Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards Book Description

    Create, customize and design rich enterprise dashboards with Microsoft Silverlight 4 with this book and eBook

    • With this book and e-book, learn how to create, customize and design rich enterprise dashboards with Silverlight
    • Move from scenarios to requirements by applying user-centered design best practices
    • Discover the tips, tricks and hands on experience to create, customize and design rich enterprise dashboards with Silverlight from a distinguished team of User Experience and Development authors

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    Packt

  • author  Chris Anderson  /  released on  Feb 07, 2012
    Pro Business Applications with Silverlight 5

    Product Description

    Silverlight 5 has the potential to revolutionize the way we build business applications. With its flexibility, web deployment, cross-platform capabilities, rich .NET language support on the client, rich user interface control set, small runtime, and more, it comes close to the perfect platform on which to build business applications. It’s a very powerful technology, and despite its youth, it’s moving forward at a rapid pace and is gaining widespread popularity.

    This book guides you through the process of designing and developing enterprise-strength business applications in Silverlight 5 and C#. You'll learn how to take advantage of the power of Silverlight to develop rich and robust business applications—from getting started to deployment, and everything in between.

    In particular, this book will serve developers who want to learn how to design business applications. It will introduce the patterns you'll use, the issues you’ll face, and how to resolve them. Author Chris Anderson, who has been building line-of-business applications for years, demonstrates his expertise through a candid presentation of how to tackle real-life issues, rather than just avoiding them. Developers will benefit from his hard-won expertise through business application design patterns that he shares throughout the book.

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  • author  Robert Lair  /  released on  Apr 15, 2012
    Tags:   silverlight-5 , c# , robert-lair
    Beginning Silverlight 5 in C#

    Coming soon...

    Book Description

    The growing popularity of Web 2.0 applications is increasing user expectations for high-quality website design, presentation, and functionality. It is into this climate that Microsoft is releasing Silverlight 5, the latest iteration of its cross-browser web presentation technology. 

    Beginning Silverlight 5 in C# brings you to the cutting edge of Web 2.0 application design and includes plenty of practical guidance to get you started straight away. Silverlight design tools have important differences compared with those used to create Ajax and JavaScript functionality. Robert Lair takes you on a tour of all the tools, including:
    • Microsoft Expression Design, which plays an important role in creating Silverlight assets
    • Microsoft Expression Blend, which is used to build user interaction for Silverlight elements
    • Microsoft Visual Studio, which manages the interaction between designers and developers, providing the coding environment for “nuts and bolts” wiring

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  • author  Pete Brown  /  released on  Apr 28, 2012
    Silverlight 5 in Action

    Coming soon...

    Product Description


    Microsoft's Silverlight is the only development platform that combines the performance, security, and flexibility of a desktop application with cross-platform deployment. The latest version, Silverlight 5, offers tons of new features including improved video, audio, and text rendering, enhanced MVVM support, XNA-based 3D and sound APIs, and under-the-hood performance upgrades.

    Silverlight 5 in Action is a thorough revision of the bestselling Silverlight 4 in Action. This comprehensive guide teaches Silverlight from the ground up, covering all the new v. 5 features in depth. It also explores WCF RIA Services, MVVM, and more, with dozens of code samples that can be used in Visual Studio 2010 or the free Visual Web Developer 2010 Express.

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  • author  Andrea Boschin  /  released on  Jan 18, 2012
    Windows Phone 7.5 Fundamentals: Ebook This ebook collects all 8 parts of SilverlightShow article series 'Windows Phone 7.5', together with source code.

    In these eight chapters Andrea Boschin explores key concepts of Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), illustrating each of them with examples, and full source code for the demos. You will find a number of options to simplify development tasks on Windows Phone 7.5, as well as add interesting features.

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  • author  Gill Cleeren,Kevin Dockx  /  released on  Apr 28, 2012
    Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook

    Product Description

    Over 115 practical recipes for creating rich, data-driven, business applications in Silverlight 5 using this book and eBook

    • Design and develop rich data-driven business applications in Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 following best practices using this book and eBook
    • Rapidly interact with services and handle multiple sources of data within Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 business applications
    • Understand sophisticated data access techniques in your Silverlight business applications by binding data to Silverlight controls, validating data in Silverlight, getting data from services into Silverlight applications, using data and services using MVVM techniques and much more!.
    • Packed with practical, hands-on cookbook recipes, illustrating the techniques to solve particular data problems effectively within your Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 business applications

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  • author  Samidip Basu  /  released on  Nov 23, 2011
    OData & Cloud Augmentation of Windows Phone Apps: Ebook

    Product Description

    This e-book collects all 3 parts of SilverlightShow article series on using OData and Azure in Windows Phone, together with source code.

    From the author: 

    Windows Azure & Windows Phone seem to be two very popular technologies out of Redmond right now.

    There is obviously a lot of buzz around cloud infrastructure involving Azure solutions and the wonderful developer story that we have for Windows Phone development. But, should these two platforms work together & if so, can they? How can you as a Mobile/Windows Phone developer utilize the cloud?

    In the first chapter, we talk about how to leverage Windows Azure to supplement our Windows Phone application. In particular, we will see how SQL Azure can be rather beneficial in providing globally accessible & scalable backend for mobile solutions on Windows Phone & other disparate platforms. The key link we shall leverage is OData Services for providing cross-platform read/write access to a central data repository... 

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