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Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#

By : Lohith G N
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Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#

By: Lohith G N

Overview of this book

Windows Phone is an OS which is also a platform in itself and provides an opportunity for application developers to build their apps and sell them on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Windows Phone is slowly catching up in the race with iOS and Android. Although well suited for scientific and mathematical calculations, the Windows Phone Platform provides an opportunity to program in F#. "Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#"  focuses on making the user aware of Windows Phone App Development with the F# programming language in as short a time as possible. The book teaches you about the development environment, helps you understand the project structure, understand the controls, and ends with some of the cool features of the platform like sensors, launchers, and choosers. The book starts off with enabling the user with the right tools required to start developing. It focuses on getting the IDE ready, and project and item templates. By the end of the book the user will be familiarized with the different aspects of the platform itself. The transition from one chapter to another is short and focused so that you can get to the meat of the topic quickly.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Windows Phone Screen Orientations
Windows Phone Gesture Events
Windows Phone and Data Access


Most of the smartphones in the present era provide the ability to touch the screen when making a choice or selecting an option. Gone are the days when phones had only hardware keyboards and we had to use keys to navigate around the choices and options in order to pick one. Present day smartphones have the ability to detect single touch, that is, when you use one finger to touch the screen and select an option or multitouch, that is, using more than one finger to touch the screen.

Windows Phone devices are capable of detecting multitouch as they all have the requirement to support multitouch screens. That means you as a user can use multiple fingers to produce different inputs, particularly input gestures like tapping, flicking, or pinching. For a user, touch gestures are the primary way to interact with a Windows Phone. Tapping on a button or listbox item is one such example of an input gesture on the phone.

Gesture support in Silverlight for Windows Phone

The controls supported by...