Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 handsets have injected a new vibrancy into the smartphone marketplace and provided bold new opportunities for the Microsoft development community.
Now in its second edition, Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development has been written to help you identify those opportunities and to learn the skills you'll need to harness them. It covers the very latest developments in the field, including the extended APIs offered in Microsoft's automatic platform update, so you can be assured of having timely, accurate, information at your finger-tips.
Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development, Second Edition starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and setting up the right development tools, including Visual Studio, Expression Blend, Silverlight SDK, and Windows Phone SDK. It then takes you step-by-step though the development process as you build and deploy a complete, working, application complete with a sophisticated user interface. Finally, you'll receive step-by-step instructions on selling your applications through the Microsoft Phone Marketplace.
What you'll learn
Create effective networked applications
Leverage your phone's GPS capabilities from within your application
Interact with the phone's built-in functionality (camera, contacts, maps, accelerometer, video and web browser to name but a few)
Construct highly graphical and responsive user interfaces quickly and easily using the features that Microsoft has provided for you
How to package and distribute your applications both for personal distribution and through the Windows Phone Marketplace
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone interested in developing applications for the Windows Phone 7. You might be an existing .NET developer looking for a new creative angle or perhaps an iPhone or Android developer looking for a new opportunity.
If you have an understanding of basic .NET coding practices, then this book is for you.