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Sams Teach Yourself Windows® Phone 7 Game Programming in 24 Hours by Jonathan S. Harbour

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Hour 1. Making Games for Windows Phone 7

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Getting started with Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 as a game platform?

History of the platform

Hardware specifications

This hour begins our exploration of game programming on Microsoft’s new smartphone platform, Windows Phone 7. I can say “new” here because it really is a whole new platform, built from the ground up. As you will learn in this hour, the old Windows Mobile division at Microsoft has undergone some major changes, and the older platform of Windows Phone 6.5 was not used as a basis for the new 7. Instead, 7 was created from the ground up around an all-new version of the core operating system, Windows CE. The exciting thing about this new platform is ...

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