INTRODUCTION

WINDOWS PHONE IS THE LATEST mobile platform from Microsoft. It brings with it a host of new features and services that make it one of the richest mobile platforms on the market. Applications and games for Windows Phone are developed using Visual Studio and designed with Expression Blend. The combined power of these tools will make Windows Phone the easiest mobile platform to develop for.

Professional Windows Phone 7 Application Development takes you on a journey through every major aspect of this new mobile platform. It will show you how to build applications and games that make use of the Windows Phone hardware and software services. You'll also learn how to connect your application to services running in the cloud.

Each topic provides sample code that you can use to walk through and adapt to help you learn more about the Windows Phone development platform.

WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR

Professional Windows Phone 7 Application Development was written to accommodate developers new to building mobile applications, as well as those who have built mobile applications for other platforms such as Windows Mobile, Android, or the iPhone.

In order to get the most out of this book, it is recommended that you have at least a good understanding of C# and the .NET Framework. Prior knowledge of Silverlight or WPF can assist with following some of the examples in the second half of the book.

WHAT THIS BOOK COVERS

Applications and games for Windows Phone have a unique set of requirements and challenges ...

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