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Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Cookbook

By : Robb Schiefer Jr., Jonathan Marbutt, Robb Schiefer
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Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Cookbook

By: Robb Schiefer Jr., Jonathan Marbutt, Robb Schiefer

Overview of this book

Silverlight has revolutionized development using Microsoft technologies. It is an excellent tool for mobile application development. The XAML-based markup and familiar C# code are the perfect combination for building apps efficiently and with minimum hassle.Packed full of recipes containing comprehensive instructions for the tasks required to build modern compelling smartphone apps using Silverlight.Starting with application design and architecture, you will quickly move on to more technical features and APIs you can implement to make your app stand out. You will use the Camera API to scan barcode, location services to pinpoint the user’s GPS coordinates and accelerometer to provide feedback based on movement of the phone. All of these features can be provided in a slick user interface through the power of Silverlight. Animations, behaviors and XAML provide all you need and more.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers


Are you ready to share your code with the world? The Windows Phone Marketplace is ready to take your applications and do just that. Although there are some hoops to jump through, it is by no means difficult. Many developers say it is easier to work with than some of the other stores on competing platforms. In this chapter, we will discuss the app submission process in detail, discussing each step and some of the caveats.

Before we can do that, we must cover some of the common tasks that accompany preparation for marketplace submission. There are coding tasks which are, many times, forgotten about until the app is ready for submission. Some of these changes may be required to successfully pass the application certification process. Others are just good practice or will help your app get more downloads.

All Windows Phone applications are certified during the Marketplace submission process to be reliable, efficient, and free of harmful code. Microsoft provides the Windows Phone 7...