Windows Phone 7 in Action
Timothy Binkley-Jones, Massimo Perga, and Michael Sync
  • August 2012
  • ISBN 9781617290091
  • 480 pages
  • printed in black & white

Definitely recommended!

Vipul Patel, Amazon.com

Windows Phone 7 in Action is a hands-on guide to building mobile applications for WP. Written for developers who already know their way around Visual Studio, this book zips through the basics, including an intro to WP7 and Metro. Then, it moves on to the nuts and bolts of building great phone apps.

About the Technology

Windows Phone 7 is a powerful mobile platform sporting the same Metro interface as Windows 8. It offers a rich environment for apps, browsing, and media. Developers code the OS and hardware using familiar .NET tools like C# and XAML. And the new Windows Store offers an app marketplace reaching millions of users.

About the book

Windows Phone 7 in Action is a hands-on guide to programming the WP7 platform. It zips through standard phone, text, and email controls and dives head-first into how to build great mobile apps. You'll master the hardware APIs, access web services, and learn to build location and push applications. Along the way, you'll see how to create the stunning visual effects that can separate your apps from the pack.

Written for developers familiar with .NET and Visual Studio. No WP7 or mobile experience is required.

What's inside

  • Full introduction to WP7 and Metro
  • HTML5 hooks for media, animation, and more
  • XNA for stunning 3D graphics
  • Selling apps in the Windows Store

About the authors

Timothy Binkley-Jones is a software engineer with extensive experience developing commercial IT, web, and mobile applications. Massimo Perga is a software engineer at Microsoft and Michael Sync is a solution architect for Silverlight and WP7.


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Top resource for Windows Phone developers.

Loïc Simon, Solent SAS

A great handbook for climbing the WP7 ladder.

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Gives you a kickstart in Windows Phone development.

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