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In Windows Phone 7 App Development First Look, Joe Marini introduces the concepts and techniques behind developing Silverlight-based applications for Windows Phone 7. This course enables developers to apply their existing Silverlight programming skills and learn the fundamentals of building and debugging applications with Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend 4 for Windows Phone 7. The development software and accompanying phone emulator give developers an early taste of how simple it is to create custom apps. Exercise files accompany the course.
Hi! I am Joe Marini, and I want to welcome you to Windows Phone 7 Application Development, A First Look. Mobile application development has absolutely exploded over the last few years. These little guys have revolutionized the way that we entertain ourselves, get our news, and keep in touch with the world around us. This course is designed to be a quick introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of building applications for Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Phone 7 platform. In this course, we will see how to download and install the free tools for developing Windows Phone 7 applications.
I will demonstrate the fundamental principles for building mobile applications on Windows Phone, and we will dig a little deeper into areas such as integrating with the Windows Phone Shell and embedding rich Web content into your applications. Now in this course, I am going to assume that you are already familiar with Silverlight Development because Silverlight is the foundation of building applications on Windows Phone 7. So if you are new to Silverlight, you may want to watch the Silverlight Essential Training course here on lynda.com first. Windows Phone 7 represents a great advance in mobile application platforms, and I am excited to be able to show you how to build applications that will wow the world.
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