Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-it-Yourself For Dummies
Whether you want to prepare your computer for Windows 7, avoid investing in a new one, or just "go green", this fully illustrated guide has what you need. You'll learn how to add printers and new keyboards, boost your PC's performance and increase memory, improve power consumption, rev up your multimedia capacity, and much more. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photos that show you exactly what you should see at every stage. more »
Mobile Development with C#
It's true: you can build native apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone with C# and the .NET Framework - with help from MonoTouch and Mono for Android. This hands-on guide shows you how to reuse one codebase across all three platforms by combining the business logic layer of your C# app with separate, fully native UIs. It's an ideal marriage of platform-specific development and the "write once, run everywhere" philosophy.

By building a series of simple applications, you'll experience the advantages of using .NET in mobile development and learn how to write complete apps that access the unique features of today's three most important mobile platforms. more »
Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Game Programming in 24 Hours
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you'll learn how to build high performance games for Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft's free XNA 4.0 toolset. Using this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, you'll master all the skills you need to design, develop, test, and publish highly playable games for any WP7 device. You'll learn how to integrate game logic, touch screen user input, bitmaps, animations, audio, physics effects, GPS location services, and more. Each lesson builds on what you've already learned, culminating in the construction of a complete game - and giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! more »
Professional Windows Embedded Compact 7
Written by a team of experienced experts in the field, this in-depth resource provides you with invaluable information about the compact, scalable operating system, Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7). The authors explore why Compact 7 is considered to be one of the best options for developing highly efficient, real-time applications using native code to access low-level system resources and hardware. After a general overview of the Windows Embedded Compact operating system, the authors walk you through OS design, debugging and debugging tools, application and driver development using Visual Studio, system registry, and much more. Finally, helpful sample projects and exercises aim to get you started performing a variety of development tasks immediately. more »
Windows Phone 7 Programming for Android and iOS Developers
In order to create new applications for Windows Phone 7 (WP7), it is critical to have a strong understanding of the architecture of the new WP7 operating system. With a special focus placed on the WP7 design guidelines and technologies, and a look at the system architecture and basic development environment setup, this authoritative reference presents you with coverage of the core mobile application development concepts you need to know before you start developing apps. The team of authors covers the most important topics of WP7 from an Android/iOS developer's point of view, thereby providing you with a strong foundation so you can start programming for WP7 right away. more »
Windows Phone 7 Development Internals
Build Windows Phone applications optimized for performance and security. Drill into Windows Phone 7 design and architecture - and learn best practices for building a variety of applications. Each chapter focuses on a single Windows Phone building block or feature area, and shows you how to apply it in your applications. If you're an experienced .NET developer familiar with Microsoft Silverlight, you'll gain deep insights into the Windows Phone platform design and API surface. more »
Inside Windows Debugging
Use Windows debuggers throughout the development cycle - and build better software. Rethink your use of Windows debugging and tracing tools - and learn how to make them a key part of test-driven software development. Led by a member of the Windows Fundamentals Team at Microsoft, you'll apply expert debugging and tracing techniques - and sharpen your C++ and C# code analysis skills - through practical examples and common scenarios. Learn why experienced developers use debuggers in every step of the development process, and not just when bugs appear. more »
Beginning Windows Phone 7 Application Development
Silverlight and XNA provide you with a powerful development platform and key tools for programming Windows Phone 7 series applications. This book offers a foundation for using the tools required for Windows Phone 7 development, including Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition, the Windows Phone 7 Series SDK, and Silverlight. Experienced authors provide you with detailed coverage on developing accordingly for an application's lifetime, accessing cloud services, and developing notification services. more »
Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 apps with XAML and C#
The key features for developing on Microsoft's eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system are unveiled in this fast-paced 80-pageprimer. Windows 8 contains the revolutionary Metro application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile devices.

With the official release of Windows 8 looming ever closer, experienced author Adam Freeman invites you to take a crash course in Metro development. Using XAML and C#, he ensures you understand the changes that are being made to Windows development practices and puts you on the right course to creating innovative and elegant applications for this latest evolution of the world's most successful operating system. more »
Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework, 6th Edition
This new edition of Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Platform has been completely revised and rewritten to reflect the latest changes to the C# language specification and new advances in the .NET Framework.

The mission of this text is to provide you with a rock-solid foundation in the C# programming language and the core aspects of the .NET platform (assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, etc.). Once you digest the information presented in these 25 chapters, you'll be in a perfect position to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments, and you'll be well equipped to explore the .NET universe on your own terms. more »