Jaime Rodriguez On Windows Phone, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight and Windows 7
With the Windows Phone (codenamed) Mango beta release, the Windows Phone team thrived to have great documentation and useful learning resources for WP7 developers. I think they did a superb job and given it came after MIX (and we had lots of great video content) the docs have gone unnoticed a bit, so I want to highlight a couple of these resources to make sure developers are getting the most out of these. Today, I will cover the documentation improvements and the new “Mango” training kit. <shortcut> If you rather watch videos, here are two that summarize this post:Luke Nyswonger, lead for Windows Phone online documentation does a video walk through of all the new stuff in the docs.Yours truly does a walk-through of tidy, one of the apps in the training kit. It is a scenario that we use for five labs: sql ce, background agents, tiles, background transfer, and reminders. </shortcut>
New Mango training kit: With the new Windows Phone training kit for Mango release, we did a few things different:
Here are some of the new samples you will find in the training kit:
Great improvements and additions to the documentation The documentation team also did a few things different.
Again, if you want to see a brief video of these changes, Luke will give you a walk through in this video With all the above changes, developers can find every thing easily, they get a very comprehensive (and deep) view into the features, and they can even have fun while doing it. Thanks to the doc teams (and the PMs that reviewed it ) for all this goodness; I am sure I missed some; if you find it, comment on it please (or write your own blog post about it ).
Happy Windows Phone coding! Don’t forget to read the docs.
That link for the training course is dead (at least from here).
msdn.microsoft.com/.../hh220612 seems to work.
kevin, thanks for the heads-up. I fixed it now. The link should be