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Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#

Lohith G.N.

Develop amazing applications for Windows Phone using F#
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849687843
Paperback138 pages

About This Book

  • Understand the Windows Phone application development environment and F# as a language
  • Discover how to work with Windows Phone controls using F#
  • Learn how to work with gestures, navigation, and data access

Who This Book Is For

This book is for those who want to find out more about Windows Phone and are familiar with functional programming languages, and in particular, F#. The book assumes that you know how to program using F# as a language. However, the book does take you through a brief introduction to Windows Phone as a platform and F# as a language.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Setting up Windows Phone Development with F#
What is Windows Phone?
What is F#?
Prerequisites for development
Chapter 2: F# Windows Phone Project Overview
Windows Phone Project Templates for F#
Chapter 3: Working with Windows Phone Controls
Supported controls in Windows Phone
Chapter 4: Windows Phone Screen Orientations
Chapter 5: Windows Phone Gesture Events
Chapter 6: Windows Phone Navigation
Navigation in Windows Phone
Chapter 7: Windows Phone and Data Access
Data sources
Chapter 8: Launchers and Choosers
Overview of Launchers and Choosers
Chapter 9: Windows Phone Sensors
GPS (location services)

What You Will Learn

  • Windows Phone application development with function language F#
  • Work with Windows Phone controls
  • Understand screen orientations in Windows Phone
  • Discover page navigation in Windows Phone
  • Get to grips with gesture events in Windows Phone
  • Explore data access and storage in Windows Phone
  • Become familiar with handlers and choosers in Windows Phone
  • Learn more about sensors in Windows Phone

In Detail

Windows Phone is an OS which is also a platform in itself and provides an opportunity for application developers to build their apps and sell them on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Windows Phone is slowly catching up in the race with iOS and Android. Although well suited for scientific and mathematical calculations, the Windows Phone Platform provides an opportunity to program in F#.

"Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F#"  focuses on making the user aware of Windows Phone App Development with the F# programming language in as short a time as possible. The book teaches you about the development environment, helps you understand the project structure, understand the controls, and ends with some of the cool features of the platform like sensors, launchers, and choosers.

The book starts off with enabling the user with the right tools required to start developing. It focuses on getting the IDE ready, and project and item templates. By the end of the book the user will be familiarized with the different aspects of the platform itself. The transition from one chapter to another is short and focused so that you can get to the meat of the topic quickly.


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