For Developers: Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold now available

6558.9780735643352x_thumb_6E9D86B6Microsoft Press has made available well known technical writer Charles Petzold’s new Windows Phone 7 developer book, Programming Windows Phone 7, as a free download from MSDN.

The 1000 page book will become available later in a print version, for a free, but early birds eager to get into the Windows phone 7 application game can get started now by downloading the book right now.

The 24 chapter book covers:

    • Part I   The Basics
      • 1   Hello, Windows Phone 7
      • 2   Getting Oriented
      • 3   An Introduction to Touch
      • 4   Bitmaps, Also Known as Textures
      • 5   Sensors and Services
      • 6   Issues in Application Architecture
    • Part II Silverlight
      • 7   XAML Power and Limitations
      • 8   Elements and Properties
      • 9   The Intricacies of Layout
      • 10   The App Bar and Controls
      • 11   Dependency Properties
      • 12   Data Bindings
      • 13   Vector Graphics
      • 14   Raster Graphics
      • 15   Animations
      • 16   The Two Templates
      • 17   Items Controls
      • 18   Pivot and Panorama
    • Part III   XNA
      • 19   Principles of Movement
      • 20   Textures and Sprites
      • 21   Dynamic Textures
      • 22   From Gestures to Transforms
      • 23   Touch and Play
      • 24   Tilt and Play

The text is aimed at developers who know at the minimum a bit of .Net, but I believe there are millions of those out there, so the barrier to entry is not too high.

Download the book, available in PDF and XPS from this page here.

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