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Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

Programming Windows Phone 7
by Charles Petzold


This Microsoft Press title is available as a free PDF,Epub,Mobi download and is over 1,000 pages long.



This book is divided into three parts using 24 chapters.

The first part discusses basic concepts of Windows Phone 7 programming,the second part focuses on Silverlight, and the third part on XNA 2D.


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Autor/Book website http://www.charlespetzold.com/phone/

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


*Part I The Basics*

1) Hello, Windows Phone 7

  • Targeting Windows Phone 7
  • The Hardware Chassis
  • Sensors and Services
  • File | New | Project
  • A First Silverlight Phone Program
  • The Standard Silverlight Files
  • Color Themes
  • Points and Pixels
  • The XAP is a ZIP
  • An XNA Program for the Phone

2) Getting Oriented

  • Silverlight and Dynamic Layout
  • Orientation Events
  • XNA Orientation
  • Simple Clocks (Very Simple Clocks)

3) An Introduction to Touch

  • Low-Level Touch Handling in XNA
  • The XNA Gesture Interface
  • Low-Level Touch Events in Silverlight
  • The Manipulation Events
  • Routed Events
  • Some Odd Behavior?

4) Bitmaps, Also Known as Textures

  • XNA Texture Drawing
  • The Silverlight Image Element
  • Images Via the Web
  • Image and ImageSource
  • Loading Local Bitmaps from Code
  • Capturing from the Camera
  • The Phone’s Photo Library

5) Sensors and Services

  • Accelerometer
  • A Simple Bubble Level
  • Geographic Location
  • Using a Map Service

6) Issues in Application Architecture

  • Basic Navigation
  • Passing Data to Pages
  • Sharing Data Among Pages
  • Retaining Data across Instances
  • The Multitasking Ideal
  • Task Switching on the Phone
  • Page State
  • Isolated Storage
  • XNA Tombstoning and Settings
  • Testing and Experimentation


*Part II Silverlight*

7) XAML Power and Limitations

  • A TextBlock in Code
  • Property Inheritance
  • Property-Element Syntax
  • Colors and Brushes
  • Content and Content Properties
  • The Resources Collection
  • Sharing Brushes
  • x:Key and x:Name
  • An Introduction to Styles
  • Style Inheritance
  • Themes
  • Gradient Accents

8) Elements and Properties

  • Basic Shapes
  • Transforms
  • Animating at the Speed of Video
  • Handling Manipulation Events
  • The Border Element
  • TextBlock Properties and Inlines
  • More on Images
  • Playing Movies
  • Modes of Opacity
  • Non-Tiled Tile Brushes

9) The Intricacies of Layout

  • The Single-Cell Grid
  • The StackPanel Stack
  • Text Concatenation with StackPanel
  • Nested Panels
  • Visibility and Layout
  • Two ScrollViewer Applications
  • The Mechanism of Layout
  • Inside the Panel
  • A Single-Cell Grid Clone
  • A Custom Vertical StackPanel
  • The Retro Canvas
  • Canvas and ZIndex
  • The Canvas and Touch
  • The Mighty Grid

10) The App Bar and Controls

  • ApplicationBar Icons
  • Jot and Application Settings
  • Jot and Touch
  • Jot and the ApplicationBar
  • Elements and Controls
  • RangeBase and Slider
  • The Basic Button
  • The Concept of Content
  • Theme Styles and Precedence
  • The Button Hierarchy
  • Toggling a Stopwatch
  • Buttons and Styles
  • TextBox and Keyboard Input

11) Dependency Properties

  • The Problem Illustrated
  • The Dependency Property Difference
  • Deriving from UserControl
  • A New Type of Toggle
  • Panels with Properties
  • Attached Properties

12) Data Bindings

  • Source and Target
  • Target and Mode
  • Binding Converters
  • Relative Source
  • The “this” Source
  • Notification Mechanisms
  • A Simple Binding Server
  • Setting the DataContext
  • Simple Decision Making
  • Converters with Properties
  • Give and Take
  • TextBox Binding Updates

13) Vector Graphics

  • The Shapes Library
  • Canvas and Grid
  • Overlapping and ZIndex
  • Polylines and Custom Curves
  • Caps, Joins, and Dashes
  • Polygon and Fill
  • The Stretch Property
  • Dynamic Polygons
  • The Path Element
  • Geometries and Transforms
  • Grouping Geometries
  • The Versatile PathGeometry
  • The ArcSegment
  • Bézier Curves
  • The Path Markup Syntax
  • How This Chapter Was Created

14) Raster Graphics

  • The Bitmap Class Hierarchy
  • WriteableBitmap and UIElement
  • The Pixel Bits
  • Vector Graphics on a Bitmap
  • Images and Tombstoning
  • Saving to the Picture Library
  • Becoming a Photo Extras Application

15) Animations

  • Frame-Based vs. Time-Based
  • Animation Targets
  • Click and Spin
  • Some Variations
  • XAML-Based Animations
  • A Cautionary Tale
  • Key Frame Animations
  • Trigger on Loaded
  • Animating Attached Properties (or Not)
  • Splines and Key Frames
  • The Bouncing Ball Problem
  • The Easing Functions
  • Animating Perspective Transforms
  • Animations and Property Precedence

16) The Two Templates

  • ContentControl and DataTemplate
  • Examining the Visual Tree
  • ControlTemplate Basics
  • The Visual State Manager
  • Sharing and Reusing Styles and Templates
  • Custom Controls in a Library
  • Variations on the Slider
  • The Ever-Handy Thumb
  • Custom Controls

17) Items Controls

  • Items Controls and Visual Trees
  • Customizing Item Displays
  • ListBox Selection
  • Binding to ItemsSource
  • Databases and Business Objects
  • Fun with DataTemplates
  • Sorting
  • Changing the Panel
  • The DataTemplate Bar Chart
  • A Card File Metaphor

18) Pivot and Panorama

  • Compare and Contrast
  • Music by Composer
  • The XNA Connection
  • The XNA Music Classes: MediaLibrary
  • Displaying the Albums
  • The XNA Music Classes: MediaPlayer


*Part III XNA*


19) Principles of Movement

  • The Naïve Approach
  • A Brief Review of Vectors
  • Moving Sprites with Vectors
  • Working with Parametric Equations
  • Fiddling with the Transfer Function
  • Scaling the Text
  • Two Text Rotation Programs

20) Textures and Sprites

  • The Draw Variants
  • Another Hello Program?
  • Driving Around the Block
  • Movement Along a Polyline
  • The Elliptical Course
  • A Generalized Curve Solution

21) Dynamic Textures

  • The Render Target
  • Preserving Render Target Contents
  • Drawing Lines
  • Manipulating the Pixel Bits
  • The Geometry of Line Drawing
  • Modifying Existing Images

22) From Gestures to Transforms

  • Gestures and Properties
  • Scale and Rotate
  • Matrix Transforms
  • The Pinch Gesture
  • Flick and Inertia
  • The Mandelbrot Set
  • Pan and Zoom
  • Game Components
  • Affine and Non-Affine Transforms
  • Touch and Play

23) More Game Components

  • The PhingerPaint Canvas
  • A Little Tour Through SpinPaint
  • The SpinPaint Code
  • The Actual Drawing
  • PhreeCell and a Deck of Cards
  • The Playing Field
  • Play and Replay
  • Tilt and Play

24) 3D Vectors

  • A Better Bubble Visualization
  • The Graphical Rendition
  • Follow the Rolling Ball
  • Navigating a Maze

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