Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Blue Book gets Mango'd! Rob Miles' "Windows Phone Programming in C#" Blue Book updated for Windows Phone 7.1(5) And so do the lab's and demo's too!

Microsoft Faculty Resource Center - Windows Phone Programming in C# (Windows Phone Version 7.5)

"This material, created by Rob Miles, contains a ten chapter textbook with labs, demos and step by step instructions on how to create Windows Phone 7 applications.

File Name:
Resource ID:  8874
Publication Date:  10/19/2011
Language: English
Download Size and Type: 130.26 MB file

Main Text
The main text is provided as a Word document and PDF file. This contains the entire text, broken into chapters.

The Demos folder contains a folder for each of the chapters that have demonstration programs.

Teaching Content
For each of the chapters there is a folder with the presentations and lab content for that chapter. Each presentation is for that section of the chapter and has a corresponding folder containing the demonstrations for that chapter. The Demonstration slides in the presentation contain step by step instructions for that demonstration in the slide notes. Note that not all the demonstrations have sample projects associated with them, for these demonstrations the program will be created during the presentation.

The first 9 chapters also have a lab document which contains a set of lab exercises for that chapter. Some of the lab documents also have answer documents.

The following chapters are covered in this material:

  1. Windows Phone
  2. Introduction to Silverlight
  3. Visual Studio Solution Management
  4. Constructing a Program with Silverlight
  5. Isolated Storage on Windows Phone
  6. Using Databases on Windows Phone
  7. Networking with Windows Phone
  8. XNA on Windows Phone
  9. Creating Windows Phone Applications
  10. Windows Phone Marketplace


This has grown a good deal from the first version. The zip has gone from 81MB to 130... and the Blue book from 152 to 248 pages!

Oh yeah, and it's all still free. Hat's off to Rob Miles for providing this awesome resource.



Related Past Post XRef:
“Windows Phone Programming in C#,” the Curriculum (think “Stuff to help teach Windows Phone Dev… Code, Demo’s, Pptx’s, Labs, 152 page eBook, etc”)

The C# Yellow Book gets a 2011 refresh...

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