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FREE Training at a Windows Phone and Windows Games Unleashed Events!

FREE Training at a Windows Phone and Windows Games Unleashed Events!

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Windows Phone Unleashed

All Day of Hands on Programming, B.Y.O. Laptop!

Windows Phone 7 is HOT! Come check out Windows Phone 7 Unleashed for everything you need to know to develop for WP7. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or you're just starting with .NET development, there's something in it for you. The first half of this deep dive event is lecture and hands on lab. At the half point mark of the day, you'll have a solid foundation for building WP7 applications. The second half of the day is going straight to code.

Build an app and win from $800 in prizes

  • 1st Place: $500 Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $200 Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $100 Gift Card

Free Marketplace Tokens

A limited amount of complimentary tokens are available for those submitting their application to the Windows Phone Marketplace. Organizers of each event will collect names of those interested.

Limited Seating

In order to deliver the best possible experience for attendees, seating at these events is VERY limited. Register NOW!

Community Events!

These windows Phone Unleashed events are run by your local community friends and leaders.

Bellevue, WA

June 1st

Games

Boise, ID

May 18th

Games

Burbank, CA

April 28th

Apps

Chandler, AZ

May 12th

Apps

Denver, CO

May 5th

Apps

Inland Empire, CA

May 5th

Games

Irvine, CA

April 21st

Games

Portland, OR

April 27th

Games

Seattle, WA

April 20th

Apps

Tempe, AZ

May 5th

Games

Torrance, CA

April 21st

Apps

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Agenda

Line of Business Apps

Introduction to Windows Phone 7 Programming

In this session, we start with a discussion of windows phone, the architecture changes made from 6.5 to 7.0, the hardware specifications and then move into the beginnings of building a WP7 application including...

  1. Application life cycle
  2. Hardware Foundation
  3. Files associated with project template
  4. Splash screen and the importance of 1 second / 19 second loading
  5. Application Bar
  6. Panorama and Pivot controls
  7. MVVM
  8. Marketplace

Connecting to Services

In this session, we will discuss how Cloud Services help to bring power to the phone. We will be binding to a rest based services and show how to search and display the information received. In this session we will also talk about Navigation, passing information between screens, while working with List and detail information.

  1. Navigation
  2. Location
  3. JSON Deserialization
  4. Bing Maps
  5. Isolated Storage
  6. Binding Sample Data
  7. Navigation

Recording Data

In this session we will be adding to our knowledge and learn the importance of live tiles. We will show you how to set up a periodic agent and how to set up and read and write to a SQL Database on Windows Phone.

  1. Live Tiles
  2. SQL CE
  3. Background Processes and Periodic Agents
  4. Launchers and Choosers

Games Development

Introduction to XNA

XNA Game Basics

  1. What is XNA
  2. Game Development Tools
  3. XNA Game Projects
  4. XNA Game Loop
  5. Debugging Games

Working with Images, Sounds and Text

  1. Working with Textures
  2. Playing Songs and Sound Effects
  3. Drawing text with SpriteFonts

Getting User Input

  1. Getting input on the phone
  2. Using the Accelerometer
  3. Using Touch

Game State Management

Managing Game Play

  1. Keeping Score
  2. Tracking Health and Lives
  3. Adding Levels

Managing Screens

  1. Creating Multi-Screen games
  2. Loading content in the background
  3. How to pause the game

Managing State

  1. Phone Application Lifecycle
  2. Supporting Fast Application Switching
  3. Persisting and Restoring State

Silverlight and XNA Integration

  1. Introduction to Silverlight
  2. Silverlight and XNA Integration
  3. Creating a Silverlignt and XNA Game

Advanced XNA Games

Marketplace and Advertisements

  1. Understanding the Windows Phone Marketplace
  2. Submitting your Game to the Marketplace
  3. Adding Advertisements to your game

3D Games

  1. 3D Support in XNA
  2. Creating a simple 3D Game

Multi-Platform Games

  1. Building Games for Phone, PC and XBOX
  2. Other Multi-Platform options

Cloud Integration

  1. Using Windows Azure
  2. Social Gaming Toolkit
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