Windows Phone 7 Development for Absolute Beginners

Installing Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone - Day 1 - Part 2

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In this brief video, Bob demonstrates where to download and how to install Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone. Additionally, he provides high-level explanations of the additional tools installed to your computer.

  1. Windows Phone Developer Tools (Both c# and VB)
  2. Windows Phone Developer Tools October 2010 Update (Both c# and VB)
  3. Microsoft Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools - RTW (only VB)

Note:  The current release of Visual Basic support for the Windows Phone Developer Tools requires that you have Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher, and does not yet support Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone; if you do not have VS 2010 Pro or higher, you can download a trial version here. This add-on provides support for using Visual Basic to build Silverlight Windows Phone applications only at this time.

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    The Discussion

    • Lionel Inocent

      I find that this outlet is a quality way to learn how to develop code without becoming totally confused. Thanks. lionel

    • mervin fedorchuk

      if i have your phone do i still need my internet or can i use your phone to do all my work online

    • Clint

      @mervin fedorchuk: there are phones that can tether, however as a primary connection device, I don't think it is the best solution.

    • KungFooPanda

      Just find out that you cannot develop windows phone 7 applications with windows xp... =(

    • Roberto Mejias

      @KungFooPanda:  Hi KFP, are you absolutely certain of this? 

    • Jitendra Bothra

      I already have visual studio 2010 installed, I dont need the express edition. How can I configure to install the tools above the existing version ?

    • Rehan

      I've VS 2010 Ultimate. So I downloaded windows phone 7 development tools and it's automatically integrated in VS. Now the problem is when I tried to test the hello world program,it's build successfully but showing error in runtime saying "Zune software is not installed,make sure that.........."

      then I installed zune software,now it's again saying "Zune isn't launched,make sure......." what to do? how can I launch zune! and y should I need that!!!!!!!!!

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