This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft to the programming community, and I am proud to have been a part of it. Within the pages that follow, I show you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.
Yes, Programming Windows Phone 7 is truly a free download, but for those readers who still love paper—as I certainly do—this book will also be available (for sale) divided into two fully-indexed print editions: Microsoft Silverlight Programming for Windows Phone 7and Microsoft XNA Framework Programming for Windows Phone 7. [Note from Devon: we should have these ready for order in December 2010.]
The second part of this book focuses entirely on Silverlight, and the third part on XNA 2D. For your convenience, the chapters in each part build upon previous knowledge in a progressive tutorial narrative, and hence are intended to be read sequentially.
I love Google Chrome but find it misses a few features i use a lot in IE. In particular ‘Send to OneNote’.
If you use OneNote 2010 to take snippets from the web using this functionality you’ll know it’s a real time-saver and very handy. Respectively, if you’ve moved to Chrome you’ll indeed miss this feature.
This Quick-Tip will show you how you can get ‘Send To OneNote’ back.
Microsoft have responded to a recent Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate (or SP1 RC) leak by actually releasing it.
SP1 for Microsoft’s most popular Operating System brings plenty of bug fixes and enhancements.
Notable additions are Remote FX and incremental security updates and hot fixes.
Windows 7 SP1 RC can be downloaded via the Microsoft Website. If you are already participating in the Beta go to Windows update and install the RC.
The x86 iteration of the SP is a heavy 514.7MB with x64 weighing in at a staggering 865.4MB.
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