Understanding the Windows Phone Development Tools
Developing applications for Windows Phone is efficient and easy,thanks to an excellent suite of free development and design tools. To get the most out of your day-to-day work,it is important to understand the different capabilities of the different tools. This sample-filled session explains when to use Microsoft Expression Blend and when to use Microsoft Visual Studio from a software development perspective. Also,see how both tools operate together to create captivating applications for Windows Phone that will access Phone resources,such as the built-in camera or GPS hardware. After discussing the designer / development tools,you also learn how to unit-test your Silverlight-based Windows Phone applications and how you can profile your applications to find performance bottlenecks in your own code. Finally,the session explains the added value that you,as a developer,will get when using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional.