Here comes an-other update for developers; Special Excerpt 2 of Programming Windows Phone 7 is available now. Its 2nd preview of book entitled “Programming Windows 7 Phone” authored by Microsoft MVP Charles Petzold. The book will be finalized by upcoming PDC 10 (October 28th, 2010) And, guess what: it will also be free.
This book is for .NET Programmers or who knows the basic principles of .NET programming and working familiarity with the C# programming language. This excerpt preview has 11 chapters (and 265 pages) categorized in 3 parts viz Getting Started, Silverlight & XNA. The chapters are:
|Part I The Basics||Part II Silverlight||Part III XNA|
|Chapter 1 Hello, Windows Phone 7||Chapter 7 XAML Power and Limitations||Chapter 20 Principles of Movement|
|Chapter 2 Getting Oriented||Chapter 8 Elements and Properties||Chapter 21 Textures and Sprites|
|Chapter 3 An Introduction to Touch||Chapter 22 Touch and Play|
|Chapter 4 Bitmaps, Also Known as Textures|
|Chapter 5 Sensors and Services|
|Chapter 6 Issues in Application Architecture|
The guide can be downloaded here [XPS format] and [PDF format]. The Code samples for this draft preview are also available. [Code Samples]. You can find more resources, developer guides & tools and books to learn key concepts for programming Windows Phones. Read More.