Windows Phone 7, one of the latest and clean mobile OS in the market, attracting people and developers to build new apps for this platform. And if you want to learn how to code app for this OS, a book on Programming Windows Phone 7 is made available by Microsoft for free to download. The book has been authored by Charles Petzold, who very efficiently covered all the aspects on how to program an app for Windows Phone 7 platform easily and effectively.
This book is divided into three parts where the first part discusses about basic concepts of Windows Phone 7 programming using example programs that target both Silverlight and the XNA framework. It is likely that many Windows Phone 7 developers will choose either one platform or the other.
The second part of this book focuses entirely on Silverlight, and the third part on XNA 2D. For your convenience, the chapters in each part build upon previous knowledge in a progressive tutorial narrative, and hence are intended to be read sequentially.
Tools required before using this book
To use this book properly you’ll need to download and install the Windows Phone Developer Tools, which includes Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone, XNA Game Studio 4.0, and an on-screen Windows Phone Emulator to test your programs in the absence of an actual device. Get the latest information and downloads at http://developer.windowsphone.com.