Free ebook: Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2)

643352_win Phone.inddJust in time for VSLive in Redmond, here’s a second draft preview ebook of Charles Petzold’s upcoming Programming Windows Phone 7! The first preview ebook contained six chapters. This one contains eleven chapters (and 265 pages):

Part I   The Basics

Chapter 1   Hello, Windows Phone 7

Chapter 2   Getting Oriented

Chapter 3   An Introduction to Touch

Chapter 4   Bitmaps, Also Known as Textures

Chapter 5   Sensors and Services

Chapter 6   Issues in Application Architecture

Part II   Silverlight

Chapter 7   XAML Power and Limitations

Chapter 8   Elements and Properties

Part III   XNA

Chapter 20   Principles of Movement

Chapter 21   Textures and Sprites

Chapter 22   Touch and Play

Download the PDF here. Download the XPS here. And download the sample code here.

We’ll be finishing Charles’s full book in time for PDC10 (October 28). And, guess what: it will also be free.

As always, enjoy!

Comments (24)
  1. David says:

    what about a .mobi version so it works well with my knidle? 🙂

  2. Ihor Bats says:

    thanks, it's exactly what i was looking for!

  3. casaout says:

    The book is absolutely brilliant. Thank you!

  4. Arthur says:

    Amazing. Thanks a lot 🙂

  5. Govind_MSP says:

    Great sir ,Thanks a lot


  6. irodriguezm says:

    Thanks, The book looks interesting

  7. Brenda says:

    I can't download it :(, please keep on sharing the book

  8. edgardo panchana says:

    hi! i'm from Ecuador, Thanks a lot for the sharing!

  9. Ramaprasanna Chellamuthu says:

    Had a chance to read it completely.

    Very good book.

    you dont need to know XNA or silverlight to read this book.

    this book takes you from 'zero to hero'.

    good one.

    thx for sharing.

  10. Tuliorc says:

    Gracias por el libro!

  11. Tuliorc says:

    Hi! Im MSP from Venezuela, my blog is

  12. Harald H Gundersen says:

    Gimme database…..

    Not Petzolds fault.. (love the guy) but bl….. MS…..

    no fan of mySql and other quasi stuff….

    Norw Thing…

  13. rasool says:

    hi from Iran thanks!!good luck every one

  14. Kemas says:

    Hi, i am from Indonesia. Thanks for the book 🙂

  15. pettydon says:

    Speaking of ebooks, does anyone know if Windows 7 phone HAS support for ebook readers?

  16. Hannes says:

    Thank you for providing the preview – i am definitly goin to buy the final book.

  17. Blake says:

    Over 20 years ago I learned Windows programming via Petzold's book, now I'm learning how to program the Windows Phone via Petzold's book, excellent…..

  18. andy says:

    will the full ebook be available to us from tomorrow?

  19. DaveF says:

    I've already ordered the book, but I'm hoping all of the chapters will be released in PDF format tomorrow (or very soon) so I can train myself in writing WP7 apps. I've gone though the various online stuff, but this book will be the the key for me!

  20. นายณรงค์ ยุทธิวัตร์ says:

    เป็นบริการที่สุดยอด Windows Phone7 และ ebook

  21. Ruddy says:

    Tq, for ebook

  22. uyquoc says:

    Thank you very much 🙂

  23. Dodi says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing

  24. bob says:

    I need the book

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