Updated! Windows Phone 7 Jump Start (Session 4 of 19): The Application Bar

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This session covers how to instantiate the application bar, the Application Chrome, System Tray and the Application Bar in XAML. It concludes with a demo using Microsoft Expression Blend for enabling the application bar and including application icons and menu items.

The Windows Phone 7 Jump Start video training is for all developers interested in developing applications or games for the new Windows Phone 7 Platform. The ~14 ½ hour course is based on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Developer Training Kit and taught by Microsoft MVP's and Microsoft Press Authors, Andy Wigley and Rob S. Miles. The Designing for Windows Phone 7 session is taught my Microsoft Design experts, Jon Harris and Bryan Agnetta.  The training is wrapped up with an audio podcast with a panel of Microsoft experts answering the questions posed throughout the training.

Watch these entertaining sessions and complete the labs found on Channel 9 (https://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/WP7TrainingKit/) to gain development skills using both Microsoft XNA and Microsoft Silverlight.

For copies of the student files and links to demo code, you can go to the Windows Phone 7 Born To Learn Forum (http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/wp7/m/default.aspx).

Updated! Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Building a Silverlight Application, Part 1
Session 3: Building a Silverlight Application, Part 2
Updated! Session 4: The Application Bar
Session 5: Building XNA Games for the Windows Phone 7 Platform, Part 1
Session 6: Building XNA Games for the Windows Phone 7 Platform, Part 2
Updated! Session 7: Isolation Storage
Updated! Session 8: The Application Lifecycle
Updated! Session 9: Launchers and Choosers
Updated! Session 10: Push Notifications
Session 11: Marketing your Windows Phone Applications
Session 12: Working with Media

New Sessions:
Session 13: Panorama and Pivots
Session 14: XNA Deep Dive, Part 1
Session 15: XNA Deep Dive, Part 2
Session 16: Location and Bing Maps
Session 17: Optimizing for Performance
Session 18: Designing Apps Using Expression Blend & Metro
Session 19: Ask the Experts podcast



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      I just wanted to write in and say THANKS!!!!! These videos tutorials are superhelpful, especially for an amatuer like me!



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      Using the Silverlight Gameloop in the video, how would you suggest pausing a game from app.xaml when the Rootframe.obscured event fires?

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      Where can I find session 10 demo files?  The links on SkyDrive seem to be missing it or showing a different session even though I'm clickon 10-12.

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      yes I would say thank you for these cool video tutorials. These videos are perfectly to give the us beginners a good overview of the possibilities from the new windows phone.
      Came from Flash/Flex/AIR Plattform, but I like the .Net possibillities more and more... Hope that the new mobile phone will be a big success!

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      Thanks for these videos. I came across this video on this site: http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/article/wp7_jump_start, and it has icorrect title for this session (it says its about Game developement, but its about app bar :)).

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      Cool videos, but the linking between them is a total mess. This is where I ended when I clicked "Session 4: Building Games for the Windows Phone 7 Platform". So where has that one gone ?

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      Session 4 -

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