Thoughts from the Wet Coast

The musings of an ASP.NET Developer from Canada's We(s)t Coast

WP7 Development - Introduction

Category: Windows Phone
Last Modified: May 2 2017
Dec 22 2010

WindowsPhoneEmulatorMy Samsung Focus finally arrived a couple of weeks ago (see Windows Phone 7 – Where are you?), now I am just waiting for my Developer Registration to be approved so I can “Developer Unlock” the phone.

As a .NET developer the cool thing about the Windows Phone 7 platform is that it uses a programming paradigm that I am familiar with.  Regular applications for the phone are built in Silverlight while games are built with the XNA Framework, both of which are part of the .NET Framework.

I have downloaded the Windows Phone SDK and the Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 Toolkit and I have started to experiment with the Silverlight side of the SDK. 

As I am still waiting for my Developer Registration to be approved I cannot directly use my phone to test and debug, but the included emulator is quite good (see right). 

Once my Developer Registration is approved I can list applications that I create in the Marketplace – the registration allows developers to list up to 5 free applications and an unlimited number of paid applications. 

I am not sure yet what I will be doing, but one thing I do know - I will be blogging about it as I go.


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