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Windows Phone 7 "Mango" Multitasking

by Yacine Khammal

The course introduces you to the new multitasking features in the "Mango" release of Windows Phone 7

What you'll learn

Windows Phone Mango brings new multitasking capability for third party application developpers, in the form of fast application switching and background agents. In this course, we explore the new execution model that enables fast app switching, and we examine how to leverage this model in our applications. We also seek to understand what background agents are, how they work and how to use them, be it for scheduling simple popup reminders and alarms, or for running custom code in the background at regular time intervals. We also take a deep dive into the new background audio and background file transfer capabilities Mango brings to the table.

About the author

Yacine has been involved in the development of database-driven, n-tier web applications for over 10 years. Over time he has taken on various roles, including development, project management, offshore platform management and technical consulting. He has helped build a few solutions for Microsoft North Africa. Today Yacine writes and teaches courses covering C#, Silverlight and Windows Phone. He holds a Master of Science in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.S... more

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