Beginning Windows Phone App Development

This is the third edition of this book. We wanted to improve upon the first two editions and update the book with new features of the Windows Phone OS, as well as provide hands-on knowledge on how to program the plethora of features offered by Windows Phone devices.
While the second edition was being written, Microsoft and Nokia formally announced their partnership and signed an agreement to seal their commitment. While we were writing the third edition, Nokia phones were being released to the European markets, and they should be coming to the United States in days. We hope that this book will provide developers with the practical knowledge that we gained by developing real-world applications; we also hope it will inspire developers to create many cool applications for the Windows Phone platform.