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Essential Windows Phone 8



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Essential Windows Phone 8is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform. Nine-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Windows Phone developers, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps. Expanded and updated with 30% new coverage, this conversational, authoritative guide covers the essentials and a whole lot more. Wildermuth begins with a solid "foundation building" introduction to Windows Phone 8 development and Windows Phone 8 hardware, introducing design, language, hardware specifications, patterns, the application lifecycle, out-of-the-box services, Live Tiles, and the Windows Marketplace. Once you have that foundation, Wildermuth dives into hands-on development, emphasizing best practices and realistic code examples. You'll develop a complete application from start to finish, then build on your skills with increasingly sophisticated techniques. Coverage includes: * Designing your app's look and feel * Implementing email, calling, search, Web browsing, and camera support * Interacting with users * Choosing the right app paradigm and functionality * Incorporating touch, vibration, motion, sound, and other forms of input * Working with hubs and tiles * Building location-based services * Storing data * Multitasking * Integrating external data * Preparing apps for the Marketplace * And much more

Author Biography

During his 27 years in software development, Shawn Wildermuth has experienced a litany of shifts in software development, shaping how he understands technology. Shawn is a 10-time Microsoft MVP, a member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau, and an author of several books on .NET. He has spoken at a variety of international conferences, including TechEd, MIX, VSLive, OreDev, SDC, WinDev, MIX, DevTeach, DevConnections, and DevReach. Shawn has written dozens of articles for a variety of magazines and websites, including MSDN, DevSource, InformIT, CoDe Magazine, ServerSide.NET, and MSDN Online. He is currently helping companies with coaching and training through his company Wilder Minds LLC (

Table of Contents

1.            What is the Windows Phone

2.            Your First Application

3.            Understanding XAML

4.            Controls

5.            Designing for the Phone

6.            Developing for the phone

7.      Databases and Storage

8.      Multitasking

9.            Working With Services

10.          Security and the Phone

11.          Working with the Marketplace

12.          Enterprise Features of WP8

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