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  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition

    Greetings! To help celebrate the Xamarin Evolve conference, we’re happy to release a free ebook today: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition : Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone , by Charles Petzold. This ebook was created jointly by Xamarin and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Dev Center: New HTML and XAML controls in Windows 8.1

    Kristi Rasmussen here from the Windows Developer Content team. As you likely know, we released Windows 8.1 for general availability last month, and I want to tell you about some exciting new features for developers. Over the course of a few posts, I’ll dive in a little deeper from what was started...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: New Jumpstarts from the Microsoft Virtual Academy

    XAML Deep Dive for Windows & Windows Phone Apps Jump Start July 12, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm (PDT) http://aka.ms/XAMLJS Deepen your XAML development skills to Windows and Windows Phone apps that can help you stand out in the marketplace. Join your peers for this accelerated and live, online training...
  • Blog Post: We need your questions for a Q&A session with Charles Petzold

    Greetings! We’re happy to announce an upcoming event with programming legend and renowned author Charles Petzold (whose Programming Windows, Sixth Edition , was recently published): a live questions and answers session on April 30 ( register here ). The subject of the Q&A session will be...
  • Blog Post: New book: Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step

    Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 or Visual Basic 2012—one step at a time. Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step , by Luca Regnicoli, Paolo Pialorsi, and Roberto Brunetti, is...
  • Blog Post: New book: Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    We’re thrilled to announce the availability of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition (ISBN: 9780735671768)! You can order the book here, here , here , or here . This earlier post contains the book's Table of Contents and Charles’s Introduction, which shares a lot of...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Update on sample code for Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    UPDATE: The sample code is now available via the book's companion content page . The size of the ZIP is 30.7 MB. ORIGINAL POST: Greetings! We’ve received the final C# and C++ sample code from Charles Petzold for Programming Windows, Sixth Edition . We’re doing some final checks and working...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    Hello, programmers! We’re happy to announce that Charles Petzold’s newest update to his classic book, Programming Windows , has shipped to the printer! The book contains 1136 pages—we were simply silly to originally estimate the book’s length at 800 pages—and its ISBN is...
  • Blog Post: A final timing update on Petzold’s Programming Windows 6E ebook

    Hello! We’re very happy to announce that we have finalized Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition ! As many of you know— the many of you who purchased the ebook version of this title and have been receiving incremental releases of the ebook since May 2012 —Charles...
  • Blog Post: Petzold’s Programming Windows 6E is coming soon!

    Greetings. We’re looking very very good for publishing Charles Petzold’s classic book, Programming Windows, in its sixth edition, in January 2013. You can order a preliminary ebook plus final ebook here , and you can preorder the print book on the same page. Today we’d like to share...
  • Blog Post: Available now: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start webcast on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site

    If you missed the live Jump Start, you can view the recorded version for free on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site here: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/building-apps-for-windows-phone-8-jump-start Description: This course is tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build...
  • Blog Post: Update on Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    Greetings, everyone. Charles Petzold is writing his final chapter, Chapter 19, “Pen (AKA Stylus)”; Marc Young, the book’s Technical Reviewer, is reviewing Chapter 17, “Share and Print”; and I’m wrapping up my edit of Chapter 14, “Bitmaps.” This means we’re looking very very good for publishing the book...
  • Blog Post: Free Jump Start: Build Windows Phone 8 Apps on Nov 28-29, 2012

    Microsoft Learning will be presenting another free Jump Start that you won’t want to miss if you’re interested in building apps for Windows 8 phones. This special live online course is scheduled for two full days of fast-paced, demo-rich sessions led by Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Andy Wigley , and...
  • Blog Post: Update on Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    Greetings. We have an update about the timing of the final release of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, 6th Edition ebook. As Charles works to complete and refine his ebook, he has reconsidered the focus of the later chapters. As a result he and Microsoft Press have agreed to move the scheduled...
  • Blog Post: Update on companion content for Release Preview edition of Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    Greetings. On the book’s catalog page you’ll find a “Companion Content” link in the right margin: That link takes you to the companion content’s download page, which looks like this: The “Download the companion content” link there initiates your download...
  • Blog Post: Release Preview edition of Programming Windows, Sixth Edition available tomorrow

    We’re ready to release the Release Preview eBook of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition . This book focuses exclusively on writing new Windows 8 apps with C# and XAML. (The companion content for this book also includes all the program samples converted to C++.) See this...
  • Blog Post: A timing update for the Programming Windows, Sixth Edition eBook

    Greetings. We’d like to give you a sense of timing about the next release—the Release Preview version—of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition eBook. As we’ve announced and described previously (and it’s a good idea to review that page again for details...
  • Blog Post: Updated sample code for Programming Windows, Sixth Edition (Consumer Preview edition)

    Greetings. This is a quick note to let you know that Charles Petzold has updated his sample code for Programming Windows, Sixth Edition (Consumer Preview edition) against the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate. You’ll find a single ZIP file via the Companion Content link on the book’s...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Programming Windows, Sixth Edition, now available

    A quick note to let you know that our special-offer period for Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition , has begun. From May 17-31, you can order the ebook for $10, and you’ll receive three versions of the ebook as it is developed over time. You can read about the offer and find...
  • Blog Post: Outline for the Consumer Preview ebook of Programming Windows, 6th Edition

    Greetings. To learn more about the Consumer Preview ebook release of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition , click here . The outline for this release is below: Chapter 1: Markup and Code The First Project Graphical Greetings Variations in Text Media As Well The Code Alternatives Images...
  • Blog Post: Mark your calendars: Programming Windows, Sixth Edition is coming

    Special Offer to Celebrate Programming Windows, Sixth Edition Reimagined for full-screen and touch-optimized apps, Windows 8 provides a platform for reaching new users in new ways. In response, programming legend Charles Petzold is rewriting his classic Programming Windows —one of the most popular...
  • Blog Post: New book: XAML Developer Reference

    We’re pleased to announce that the new Microsoft Press book XAML Developer Reference (ISBN 978-0-7356-5896-7, 340 pages) is now available for purchase! This book covers XAML from the ground up for both Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight development—and of course, because XAML...
  • Blog Post: A great holiday gift: XAML Developer Reference

    We’ll be posting our “New book” announcement for this book in early January but wanted to make you all aware that XAML Developer Reference , by Mamta D. and Ashish Ghoda, is available now. If you have some free time over the holidays and want to study XAML, this is the book for you...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2)

    Just in time for VSLive in Redmond, here’s a second draft preview ebook of Charles Petzold’s upcoming Programming Windows Phone 7 ! The first preview ebook contained six chapters. This one contains eleven chapters (and 265 pages): Part I   The Basics Chapter 1   Hello, Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft ASP.NET 4 Step by Step

    George Shepherd’s Microsoft ASP.NET 4 Step by Step is now available! The book contains 26 chapters across 640 pages. This post will give you a taste of the book. The book’s chapter-level Table of Contents and Introduction can be found here . Here’s the taste—enjoy: Chapter 21 ASP.NET and WPF Content...
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