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Silverlight to WP7-Must-Have Tips

, 11 Jun 2013 CPOL
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Code Project Virtual Tech Summit Session: It is said that if you are familiar with Silverlight development on the Desktop, you know 90% of the things you need to develop Windows Phone 7 apps. This introductory session focuses on the remaining 10%

Code Project Virtual Tech Summit Session

If you missed the premiere of one of our virtual tech summits you'll still be able to view these sessions. This video originally premiered in our Mobile Development Summit November 17, 2010.


The additional 10% those familiar with Silverlight development on the Desktop need to develop Windows Phone 7 apps:

  • How is developing for the phone different than developing for the desktop?
  • What are the key considerations when developing an app for a touch screen instead of a mouse and a monitor?
  • How and when to use the Pivot and the Panorama controls?
  • How to cope with the relatively weak processor? How to make sure that the application remains responsive? What can be done to utilize the GPU in Silverlight for WP7


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About the Author

András Velvárt
CEO Response Ltd.
Canada Canada
András is extremely passionate about technology, user experience, and how technology can be brought closer to people. This is what lead him to become a Silverlight MVP. András is an accomplished speaker, speaking at Microsoft conferences and classes where Silverlight, WPF or User Experience is the topic.

András is the founder, lead developer, architect, idea-man and CEO of Response Ltd ( - a small, 8 years old ISV company, based in Hungary.

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