Getting started with Windows Phone 7 – [Part-1]

Past few days ago, I started working on Windows Phone 7, it really very amazing features and attractive UI development using Silverlight (Microsoft always rich in GUI). Windows Phone 7 application is developed in C#.NET which is a .NET managed code. VB.NET is not supported for WP7 application development.

Guide of Windows Phone 7 installation:
It is very easy to install the windows phone 7 on the development machine. For installing Windows Phone 7 development machine should be suit below system requirements.

1) Supported operating systems – Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
a. Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
b. Windows Vista (x86 and x64) ENU with SP2.
2) Hard disk – Installation requires 3 GB of free disk space on the system drive.
3) Memory – 2 GB RAM.
4) Graphics card – DirectX 10 capable graphics card with a WDDM 1.1 driver.

Let’s go ahead towards the development environment, for setup the Windows Phone 7 development required below list of tools. These tools are freely available on Microsoft Website.
1) Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone and no issue with Visual Studio 2010 Professional and Ultimate.(I have Ultimate)
2) Windows Phone Developer Tools (Here you can download it)
3) Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows Phone
4) XNA Game Studio

Note: Windows Phone Developer Tools is also available in German, French, Italian, and Spanish.
After installation I would recommend you to restart your development machine to integrate each and everything in properly.

Thanks for your time.


About Pavan Pareta

My name is Pavan Pareta, I enjoy computers and general technology. I am more interested in the areas of Computer Security, Programming and developing innovative s/w for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7. I like MS Technology and support open-source software, because I believe it plays a major role in knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas, which effectively leads to better software. Additionally, I am a follower of the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) philosophy. I Love C#.NET and recently I am fall in love with Silverlight :) Introduce to my machine My main workstation is a Intel Pentium Core Duo and my primary operating system is Windows 7.
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