MVA Live Q&A:
Programming Windows with Charles Petzold

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is excited to host programming legend and renowned author Charles Petzold, who has taught generations of developers how to write Windows programs and Microsoft Principal Technical Evangelist Jaime Rodriguez. This free MVA Live Q&A will feature Charles answering your questions on how to use C# and XAML to build Windows 8 apps. To help prep for this session, check out his latest book, the sixth edition of Programming Windows, one of the most widely used and praised programming books of all time. Get ready for an exciting event!

This MVA Live Q&A session will likely align to the following major topics:

  • The interrelationship between code and XAML
  • Basic event handling, dynamic layout, controls, templates
  • Asynchronous processing
  • Control customization and collections
  • Specialties that are essential to Windows 8
Instructor Team
Charles Petzold | Best-selling author, blogger, technologist

Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, recently updated to its sixth edition to cover Windows 8 app development, is now available. Charles has been programming with Windows since first obtaining a beta Windows 1.0 SDK in the spring of 1985, and he wrote the very first magazine article on Windows programming in 1986. Charles is also a Windows Phone Development MVP and the author of numerous other books, including the much-loved Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software and The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine.

Jaime Rodriguez | Principal Technical Evangelist | @jaimerodriguez
Jaime Rodriguez is a Principal Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and has been building great apps for over 15 years. Throughout his career he has focused on helping strategic Microsoft partners and customers with emerging technologies such as .NET, Silverlight, Windows Phone leveraging both C#/XAML and HTML/CSS. Recently, his focus has been on helping developers with web, iOS and Android backgrounds to bring their existing apps to the Windows Store. Follow Jaime on Twitter or via his blog.
Live Event Details
April 30, 2013
5:00 - 6:00pm (PDT)
What: MVA Live online Q&A session
Cost: Free
Audience: Developers
Prerequisites: This live Q&A session is open to anyone with questions or who is interested in developing using Windows.