Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners
by Bob Tabor
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation 2014
Number of pages: 360
You'll learn by doing as you build five apps, covering a range of scenarios, from media playback to hosted HTML to accessing geolocation data and mapping to extending your Windows Phone app to become a universal Windows / Windows Phone app.
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by Rob Miles - Microsoft Press
This material is an introduction to Windows Phone development for anyone learning to program. It assumes some knowledge of programming fundamentals, but will teach you programming concepts in the framework of Windows Phone development.
If you have been developing iPhone applications and are interested in building your applications for Windows Phone 7, this guide is for you. The guide will cover what you need to know to add Windows Phone 7 development to your skill set.
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