Programming Windows Phone 7

Free eBook: Programming Windows Phone 7

Free 1000 page ebook “Programming Windows Phone 7” by Charles Petzold. This book is divided into three parts. The first part discusses basic concepts of Windows Phone 7 programming using example programs that target both Silverlight and the XNA framework.


It is likely that many Windows Phone 7 developers will choose either one platform or the other, but I think it’s important for all developers who have at least a little knowledge of the alternative to their chosen path. The second part of this book focuses entirely on Silverlight, and the third part on XNA 2D. For your convenience, the chapters in each part build upon previous knowledge in a progressive tutorial narrative, and hence are intended to be read sequentially.

Table of Contents

  • Hello, Windows Phone 7
  • Getting Oriented
  • An Introduction to Touch
  • Bitmaps, Also Known as Textures
  • Sensors and Services
  • Issues in Application Architecture
  • XAML Power and Limitations
  • Elements and Properties
  • The Intricacies of Layout
  • The App Bar and Controls
  • Dependency Properties
  • Data Bindings
  • Vector Graphics
  • Raster Graphics
  • Animations
  • The Two Templates
  • Items Controls
  • Pivot and Panorama
  • Principles of Movement
  • Textures and Sprites
  • Dynamic Textures
  • From Gestures to Transforms
  • Touch and Play
  • Tilt and Play

Book Details

Author(s): Charles Petzold
Format(s): PDF
File size: 13.1 MB
Number of pages: 1013
Link: Download.

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