Bring your game ideas to life—with guidance from a Windows programming legend
Begin creating your own game apps for7—guided by the consummate teacher, award-winning author Charles Petzold. Focusing on the 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.
NOTE: This book is the printed,-focused edition of Programming 7, which is available as a free eBook from the Microsoft Download Center. A Microsoft Silverlight?-focused edition is also available for sale in print (ISBN 978-0-7356-5667-3). The Microsoft eBook covers both XNA and Silverlight in one volume.
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 Emulator
Get code samples on the Web: For system requirements, see the Introduction.
Charles Petzold has been writing about programming for Windows-based operating systems for 24 years. A Microsoft MVP for Client Application Development and a Windows Pioneer Award winner, Petzold is author of the classic Programming Windows, currently in its fifth edition and one of the best-known programming books of all time; the widely acclaimed Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software; and more than a dozen other books
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