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Introduction to Windows Phone 7: E-book


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Introduction to Windows Phone 7
Author: Andrea Boschin

Price: $2.99     Add to Cart

Formats: PDF, Word, EPUB, MOBI. All source code added to the downloadable package.
Number of pages: 45
Release date: July 2011


This e-book collects the 7 parts of the series 'Windows Phone 7', together with source code.

From the author: Last November Microsoft released its brand new Windows Phone 7 operating system, and many of you may have already bought one of the many models it can be found on the market. If you are, like me, passionate of tech-toys, probably you have already started to play with it, downloading tons of applications from the marketplace and you have permeated your life with the beautiful features of this phone. Now, since if you are reading this pages probably you are also passionate about programming with Silverlight, it is the right moment to get deeply in touch with your phone discovering how you can write your own applications, test them on your device and finally publish them to the marketplace to possibly start earn some money, I'm pretty sure you will use to buy your next toy. 

In this e-book we will follow a path to discover one by one all the aspects of this device. I know for sure you may have already read something on Internet but from here I will start from scratch trying to give a full and complete view about what this phone can do and about what you can do with this phone.



Chapter 1:
Getting Started
Knowing the Phone
See the light, the silvery one...
Unlock, deploy and run
What's next?

Chapter 2:
Your First Application
WPAppManifest.xml and App.xaml
The first contact with the UI
Dealing with orientation
The Metro Theme
An example to better understand

Chapter 3:
Understanding Navigation
The navigation paradigm
Exploring the toolset
Navigation events
Preserve the state across pages
Final thoughts

Chapter 4:
The application lifecycle
A missing feature
The application lifecycle
Handling the lifecycle at two levels

Chapter 5:
Panorama and Pivot controls
The earthquakes and the Pivot control
A Panorama on earthquakes
Details, tips and thanks

Chapter 6:
Taking advantage of the phone
Being aware of your device
Launcher & Choosers
Handling gestures
Play the game

Chapter 7:
Understanding Push Notifications
How the magic works
A comprehensive example
From the Phone side
Now it is up to you

Chapter 8:
Using Sensors
The Accelerometer
Using the accelerometer to create a Seismometer
Using the GPS


About the Author

Andrea BoschinAndrea Boschin is from Italy and currently lives and works in Treviso, a beautiful town near Venice. He started to work in the IT relatively late after doing some various jobs like graphic designer and school teacher. Finally he started to work into the web and learned by himself to program in VB and ASP and later in C# and ASP.NET. Since the start of his work, Andrea found he likes to learn new technologies and take them into the real world. This happened with ASP.NET, the source of his first two MVP awards, and recently with Silverlight, that he started to use from the v1.0 in some real projects.