Figures xviiTables xxvForeword xxviiPreface xxixAcknowledgments xxxiAbout the Author xxxiii Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Phone 1A Different Kind of Phone 1Integrated Experiences 6Phone Specifications 7Input Patterns 9Application Lifecycle 14Driving Your Development with Services 15Live Tiles 16The Marketplace 18Where Are We? 24 Chapter 2: Writing Your First Phone Application 25Preparing Your Machine 25Creating a New Project 27Designing with Blend 36Adding Code 43Working with the Phone 55Where Are We? 59 Chapter 3: XAML Overview 61What Is XAML? 61Visual Containers 66Visual Grammar 70Images 75Transformations and Animations 77XAML Styling 82Where Are We? 87 Chapter 4: Controls 89Controls in Silverlight 89Phone-Specific Controls 99Data Binding 105Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit 119Where Are We? 138 Chapter 5: Designing for the Phone 139The Third Screen 139Deciding on an Application Paradigm 144Microsoft Expression Blend 150Blend Basics 159Phone-Specific Design 176Previewing Applications 185Where Are We? 185 Chapter 6: Developing for the Phone 187Application Lifecycle 187The Phone Experience 200Where Are We? 218 Chapter 7: Phone Integration 219Using Vibration 219Using Motion 220Using Sound 226Contacts and Appointments 233Alarms and Reminders 240Using Tasks 246Media and Picture Hubs 266Working with the Camera 280The Clipboard API 287Live Tiles 288Location APIs 293Where Are We? 303 Chapter 8: Databases and Storage 305Storing Data 305Isolated Storage 306Local Databases 314Where Are We? 335 Chapter 9: Multitasking 337Multitasking 337Background Agents 338Background Transfer Service 360Where Are We? 368 Chapter 10: Services 369The Network Stack 370Consuming JSON 376Web Services 383Consuming OData 387Using Push Notifications 403Where Are We? 429 Chapter 11: The Marketplace 431What Is the Marketplace? 431Submitting Your App 439Modifying Your Application 453Dealing with Failed Submissions 454Using Ads in Your Apps 457Where Are We? 458 Index 459
Shawn Wildermuth, a nine-time Microsoft MVP, has been named by Microsoft as a Silverlight Insider and a Data Insider. He speaks regularly at leading development conferences including TechEd, MIX, VSLive, OreDev, SDC, WinDev, DevTeach, DevConnections, and DevReach. A 25-year veteran of the software development industry, Wildermuth has authored several books on .NET, including Pragmatic ADO.NET. He currently teaches Windows Phone 7.5 development workshops through his training company, AgiliTrain (agilitrain.com).