Windows Phone 7: Free eBook

WindowsPhoneJust 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.

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

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