Free Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit ebook [Developers]

Boryana Miloshevska, over at WindowsPhoneGeek, has published an ebook today that covers Silverlight development for Windows Phone 7.5. The book itself contains 246 pages separated into 22 chapters. Full source code is available and the book contains all the controls from the Windows Phone Toolkit, plus it's up-to-date with Mango. Developers who are looking to start out with Silverlight on Windows Phone should definitely check this free resource out.

Check out the list of chapters and download links after the break.

  • Introduction to Silverlight for Windows Phone
  • Introduction to Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit
  • AutoCompleteBox
  • ContextMenu
  • DatePicker
  • ExpanderView
  • GestureService and GestureListener
  • HubTile
  • ListPicker
  • LockablePivot
  • LoopingSelector
  • LongListSelector
  • MultiselectList
  • PhoneTextBox
  • PerformanceProgressBar
  • Transitions
  • TiltEffect
  • TimePicker
  • ToggleSwitch
  • WrapPanel
  • Additional Components

Head on over to WindowsPhoneGeek to download your free copy.

Source: WindowsPhoneGeek (opens in new tab)

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • wow this is great..... thanks!
  • almost purchased a silverlight book this past weekend, perfect timing.
  • This free book is only about Silverlight Toolkit (free set of additional controls for Silverlight) - you still need to learn about Silverlight first.
  • After looking through the ebook, I came to the same conclusion. I will need to do a little more learning first and also pick up the book by Charles Petzold.
  • Great, it helped me to understand custom transition concepts that weren't clear earlier. Thanks guys for posting this!
  • This will prove very useful by the look of it