Friday, June 03, 2011

How to Grow your Mango (knowledge that is) - Mango Training Course

DevFish on MSDN ...>««(o>... - WTH is the Windows Phone Mango Training Kit?

"One of my locals was having a tough time locating the Windows Phone "Mango" Training Kit . Search for mango, and nothing is there. So I thought I'd supply some the direct links. I also threw in a few of my other favorite "mango points of entry" as well.

Note I keep most of this stuff aggregated in the mango section of my screwturn wiki at .

Windows Phone "mango" Training Kit - compass, gyro, motion sensor, multi-tasking, fast app switching, background agents, alerts, reminders, live tiles, search extras, calendar and contact apis -


Microsoft Developer Network - Learn - Courses - Windows Phone codenamed "Mango" Training Course

"Version: 1.0.0

The next version of Windows Phone (codenamed “Mango”) will ship later this year. Mango offers a lot of new capabilities for developers to create even better, more immersive user experiences on Windows Phone. This course will give you hands-on experience with important developer features in Mango.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Get more out of the hardware with new APIs for compass, gyro, camera and a virtual motion sensor
  • Take advantage of the new multi-tasking capabilities such as fast app switching, background agents, alerts and reminders
  • Improve integration with the phone by using live tiles, Bing search extras, Bing maps, and the new calendar and contacts APIs

Happy Windows Phone coding! ..."

Once installed, here's the start page for the Lab;


Each lab is what you'd expect, a starting point and then written lab instructions walking you through each learning step.

It's only a 65MB download... If want to Mango, then you'll want to get this.

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