Beginning Windows Phone App Development

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Apress, Mar 1, 2012 - Computers - 548 pages

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 handsets have injected a new vibrancy into the smartphone marketplace and provided bold new opportunities for the Microsoft development community.

Take advantage of these opportunities with Beginning Windows Phone App Development, written specifically to help you learn the skills you’ll need to develop rich, functional apps for the Windows Phone 7 platform. Authors Henry Lee and Eugene Chuvyrov cover the very latest developments in the field—including the extended APIs offered in the new Mango platform update—so you'll have timely, accurate information at your fingertips.

Beginning Windows Phone App Development starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and setting up the right development tools, including Visual Studio,Expression Blend, Silverlight SDK, and Windows Phone SDK. It then takes you step-by-step though the development process as you build and deploy a working application, complete with a sophisticated user interface. Finally, you'll receive step-by-step instructions on packaging and selling your applications through the Windows Phone Marketplace.

What you’ll learn How to create effective networked applications How to leverage your phone’s GPS capabilities from within your application How to interact with the phone’s built-in functionalities (camera, contacts, maps, accelerometer, video and web browser, to name but a few) How to construct highly graphical and responsive user interfaces quickly and easily using these features How to package and distribute your applications for both personal distribution and commercial sale via the Windows Phone Marketplace Who this book is for

This book is for anyone interested in developing applications for the Windows Phone 7.5 platform. You might be an existing .NET developer looking for a new creative angle, or perhaps an iPhone or Android developer looking for a new opportunity. If you have an understanding of basic .NET coding practices, then this book is for you.

Table of Contents Introducing Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone Platform Building Windows Phone 7 Applications Using Cloud Services As Data Stores Catching and Debugging Errors Packaging, Publishing, and Managing Applications Working with the Accelerometer Application Bar WebBrowser Control Working with Controls and Themes Integrating Applications with the Windows Phone OS Creating Trial Applications Internationalization Isolated Storage Using Location Services Media Working with the Camera and Photos Push Notifications Reactive Extensions for .NET Security
 

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Contents

Introducing Windows Phone and the Windows Phone Platform
1
Building Windows Phone Applications
15
Building Windows Phone 7 Applications Using Cloud Services As Data Stores
37
Catching and Debugging Errors
103
Packaging Publishing and Managing Applications
129
Working with the Accelerometer
151
Application Bar
171
The WebBrowser Control
193
Internationalization
287
Isolated Storage
311
Using Location Services
329
Media
357
Working with the Camera and Photos
379
Push Notifications
405
Reactive Extensions for NET
445
Security
479

Working with Controls and Themes
213
Integrating Applications with the Windows Phone OS
235
Creating Trial Applications
265

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Henry Lee, founder of ToeTapz.com and NewAgeSolution.net, is passionate about technology. He works with various Fortune 500 companies, delivering mobile applications and rich Internet applications. He is focusing his energy on delivering mobile applications on Windows Phone 7, Android, and iPhone. In his spare time, he dedicates his efforts to helping his communities by delivering sessions at technology events. He enjoys speaking with other technologists about current trends in technology and sharing business insights with fellow colleagues. Often, you'll find Henry at a local cigar bar, enjoying a cigar and a drink, trying to come up with the next big mobile application.

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