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Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#

By : Lohith G N
Book Image

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 Reviewers

Senthil Kumar is a Software Engineer and a passionate blogger. He works mainly on Windows or client development technologies and has good working experience in C#/.NET, Delphi, Win forms, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and SQL Server.

He completed his Master of Computer Applications from Christ College (Autonomous), Bangalore in the year 2009 and is a MCA rank holder (gold medalist).He has worked as a technical reviewer for Windows Identity Foundation Cookbook, Sandeep Chandra, Packt Publishing.

You can connect with him on Twitter at, on Facebook at, and his blog at

Vivek Thangaswamy is highly committed to technology support and service to the global community and workplace. Looking at his community support activity Microsoft awarded him the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for three consecutive years—2007 for ASP.NET, 2008 and 2009 for SharePoint. He has also been awarded the Professional Excellence and Innovation Award for the year 2011 from He has been awarded with bronze, silver, and gold medals by for his contribution to the community. has awarded him Master status in XML, ASP.NET, and SharePoint.

Apart from this recognition, Vivek has contributed to the MSDN forums and He is the administrator for all technology-related discussions at He is the creator for two projects in—an open source community for Microsoft Technologies. He has authored Exploring SharePoint Foundation 2010, Darkcrab Press and VSTO 3.0 for Office 2007 Programming, Packt Publishing, co-authored the book System Analysis and Design, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, and has been the technical reviewer for three books Microsoft Office Live Small Business: Beginner's Guide, Packt Publishing, Refactoring with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Packt Publishing, and BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 Implementation Guide, Packt Publishing.