Consumers today expect their phone to be a multi-use machine with the capabilities of a phone, a GPS, a gaming device, and an Internet tablet. For some consumers, their phone is now their primary connection to the Internet, replacing the desktop/laptop computer for the first time. For developers, the challenge is to find the best way to create the experiences that the user needs. Windows Phone 8 provides that platform, and XAML is the engine to power those experiences.

This book will get you ready to write apps for the up-and-coming Windows Phone platform using your XAML skills. It covers all the features including:

  • XAML Design
  • Using Blend
  • Databases and Storage
  • Accessing Phone Hardware
  • Multitasking
  • Using Services to the Phone
  • Publishing Your Application to the Marketplace
  • Building Enterprise Apps

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You can also order it from InformIT (where epub and pdf versions are also available):


You can get the source code that goes with the book here:

Source Code

If you find anything in the book that needs to be added to the book's Errata (and fixed in subsequent printings), feel free to contact me here:

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