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Hanselminutes Podcast 207 - Charles Petzold on Windows Phone 7 Series

March 26, 2010 Comment on this post [8] Posted in Mix | Podcast | WinPhone
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75685408My two-hundred-and-seventh podcast is up. Charles Petzold wrote the book on Windows. Specifically, he wrote "Programming Windows, 1st edition" in 1988. This was the book I learned on and I still have it on my shelf. Charles has never stopped writing and is now working on a free book for Microsoft Press called "Programming Windows Phone 7 Series." I get the scoop from Chuck in this interview recorded in the waning hours of Mix 10 in Las Vegas.

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March 26, 2010 19:41
I have the same book. the cover fell off due to over use. *loved* that book.

PS: Bellagio? (I've not listened, but background looks familiar)
March 26, 2010 20:08
"XAML can't perform arithmetic... so I used transforms groups to perform arithmetic... "

Naturally, that would have been my first guess as well... :)
March 27, 2010 6:20
Ian - That's the Wynn.
March 30, 2010 6:49
Since Silverlight is now the official development platform for Windows Phone 7, I'm interested to hear about the future of the .Net Compact Framework.
March 30, 2010 7:16
After some searching I found this about Silverlight and the .NET Framework on msdn :

"Silverlight for Windows Phone includes the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework."

Now I'm a bit confused :s
August 02, 2010 22:55

Don't be confused, it is based on the compact framework, however it is based on its own customized version of the Compact Framework that is entirely specific to Windows Phone 7. If you search the forums you can find that its based on version CF 3.7.xxxx, as each minor version changes for each build they do or has tended to do so currently. You can see the breakdown of the versions here:
September 26, 2010 9:26
Hello! my name is Tuan. I'm from VietNam.

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