WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:
In the previous chapter, you learned about the history of the Windows Mobile platform and got a basic overview of the new Windows Phone 7 platform. In this chapter, you'll see how to fully make use of Silverlight and the supplied user interface controls to make rich Windows Phone 7 apps. The Silverlight controls enable you to collect user input, display images, lay out data entry forms, and more.
It's important to note that this chapter assumes some basic programming knowledge. You need to know basics such as variables, loop constructs, and so on. Additionally, you should have some basic knowledge of C# and .NET development in general. If you're looking for additional information or help programming in C#, you should refer to one of the many available beginning or professional-level C# books currently on the market today. Beginning Visual C# by Karli Watson (Wrox Press, 2010) is a great place to start! You don't, however, need to worry about being an expert in using Visual Studio. This chapter covers everything you need to know about the latest Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and how it relates to programming for Windows Phone 7.