|About the Book|
Touch user interfaces have become a mainstream way of giving users a more natural and intuitive way of interacting with devices, operating systems, and applications. Microsoft has provided you, as the developer, with a platform that allows you to invest in user interface design once and have that effort pay off with functional applications in other devices and form factors. With wide adoption of touch by consumers, its clear you you need to understand touch, how it affects the design of user interfaces, and how to apply it to .NET applications and other devices Pro Windows Touch will provide you with a solid foundation for developing sensible touch applications across the most widely used Microsoft touch platforms, including Windows Phone 7, Windows 7, and Silverlight, allowing you to light up touch functionality within your applications quickly and efficiently. Touch is here to stay, and a rapidly growing user base is expecting it in their interaction with user interfaces. Developers need to understand why touch is important and how it will change and shape the way they design and develop user interfaces. Microsoft has been a leader in touch and has the tools and information developers need to quickly utilize touch in devices such as Windows 7-based netbooks and Windows Phone 7, as well as to add touch functionality to their applications using .NET 4. What youll learn The core concepts of touch technology and how it benefit users. Microsofts different approaches to touch across Windows Phone 7, Windows 7, applications, and special systems such as Surface. How to design and refactor your user interfaces to effectively utilize Microsoft Touch technologies. How to integrate Microsoft Touch into your applications using .NET 4.0. Create a Silverlight 4 application that showcases Microsoft Touch. Create a Windows Phone 7 application that showcases Microsoft Touch. Who this book is for Any .NET developer or manager that wants to learn more about Microsoft Touch technologies, how its used, how it impacts users, and how to integrate it within their projects.