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Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook by Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren

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Chapter 13. Windows Phone 7

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Getting our environment ready to start building Windows Phone 7 applications
  • Building your first data-driven Windows Phone 7 application
  • Getting data on your Windows phone 7 using WCF and ASMX
  • Accessing REST services from Windows Phone 7 using XML
  • Accessing REST services from Windows Phone 7 using JSON
  • Working with push notifications using the cloud
  • Storing data in a local SQL CE database
  • Using the background download service

Introduction

Windows Phone 7 is Microsoft's new mobile platform, replacing the mobile versions known as Windows Mobile (WM) 5, 6, and 6.5. The development platform for this new version is Silverlight or XNA. Silverlight is of course the choice if we want ...

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