Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 Special Excerpt 2 is available, Download now

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


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.

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