Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Free eBook: Programming Windows Phone 7 by Charles Petzold

Microsoft Press released a free eBook - Programming Windows Phone 7 by Charles Petzold. The book consists of 24 chapters and around 1000 pages, and shows the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.

This book will also be available (for sale) divided into two fully-indexed print editions: Microsoft Silverlight Programming for Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft XNA Framework Programming for Windows Phone 7.

This book is divided into three parts. The first part discusses 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, but I think it’s important for all developers who have at least a little knowledge of the alternative to their chosen path.

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.

Download the free eBook in PDF (12.5 MB) or in XPS (26.7 MB) formats. The sample code for this book is also available for download (5.03 MB).

Read more about the details about the book at the MS Press site.

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