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Master Geek

Topic # 68223 17-Sep-2010 07:52
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For all of you of the developer persuasion the final release of the developer tools has been released.

Check out:

The package includes (about 350MB):
- Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone
- Windows Phone Emulator Resources
- Silverlight 4 Tools For Visual Studio
- XNA Game Studio 4.0
- Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows Phone

The website also includes all the details on producing and publishing apps via Windows Mobile Marketplace. Be aware that to publish an app you need to conform to the stated requirements. This involves app testing upon submission.

As far as I have been informed, the marketplace is the only place to distribute apps, you cannot create an app and then just send it to a friend (same as Apple I think).



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Master Geek

  Reply # 381027 17-Sep-2010 08:16
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I forget to mention. The development environment has changed significantly from Windows Mobile 6.x. It is  now based around Silverlight and Xaml (with code behind).


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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 381031 17-Sep-2010 08:18
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Neat Stuff.

I tried out one of the pre-release versions and it worked really well.
Except, the emulator was quite slow.

Will have to try this out sometime.


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Master Geek

  Reply # 383251 22-Sep-2010 16:45
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The emulator is plenty fast here on my Core i5 machine :-)  In fact MS say that the performance of the emulator can be a bit misleading on a high-spec dev machine - in other words, it may be slower on a real device).

I'm building an app to extend some of our intranet to Windows Phone 7 devices.  Now I just have to hope my boss gets one to trial. Smile

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Master Geek

  Reply # 383433 23-Sep-2010 07:47
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I think that is what we are all hoping for.

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