While Windows Mobile 7 is still under development and planned for October, Microsoft is doing the job with a developer contest to provide application on his market and… provide a free ebook to develop on this new platform.

You can download this first free ebook here in PDF or XPS format; source code link is here.

Here is what you will find in this ebook; not all the chapter are available as this book is still under work:

Part I   The Basics

  • Chapter 1   Hello, Windows Phone 7
  • Chapter 2   Getting Oriented
  • Chapter 3   An Introduction to Touch
  • Chapter 4   Bitmaps, Also Known as Textures
  • Chapter 5   Sensors and Services
  • Chapter 6   Issues in Application Architecture

Part II   Silverlight

  • Chapter 7   XAML Power and Limitations
  • Chapter 8   Elements and Properties

Part III   XNA

  • Chapter 20   Principles of Movement
  • Chapter 21   Textures and Sprites
  • Chapter 22   Touch and Play