ISBN 978-0735656697
Publisher: Microsoft Press, 2010
Paperback, 432 pages.

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Begin creating your own game apps for Windows Phone 7—guided by the consummate teacher, award-winning author Charles Petzold. Focusing on the XNA 2D framework and the C# language, you’ll learn how to extend your existing skills—mastering core concepts and techniques for this new mobile platform. As always, Charles brings a unique combination of pragmatism and inspiration to his instruction—along with a wealth of hands-on examples.
Discover how to:
• Develop high-performance XNA 2D games
• Create and animate text and sprites
• Capture and embed bitmaps, balancing performance issues
• Support multi-touch input—including tap, drag, flick, and pinch
• Manipulate bitmaps at the pixel level
• Apply dynamic textures
• Work with transforms
• Put components together for touch-and-play and tilt-and-play games
• Test-drive your game on Windows Phone Emulator