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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

About the Author

Lohith G. N. hails from Mysore, India and currently resides in Bangalore, India. He has over 12 years of experience in software development. He presently works as a Developer Evangelist for Telerik in India and takes care of Evangelism for the South Indian region. He comes from a Production Engineering background and ended up in software development thanks to the FORTRAN language that he learned during his graduation days. Being well versed with the .NET platform, Lohith has experience building web applications, Windows applications, and Service Oriented Architecture. He has spent close to a decade mostly in the services-based industry and is well versed with the agile method of software development.

Lohith is also a two time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the area of ASP.NET/IIS. He was given this prestigious award from Microsoft in 2011 and 2012. He often writes on ASP.NET/ODATA and maintains his own blog at He can be reached on Twitter and his Twitter handle is @kashyapa. To know more about Lohith you can check out Lohith is also one of the User Group leads for Bangalore DotNet User Group—one of the most active User Groups in India. He is a regular speaker at the local user groups.