Blog Post

New! Windows Phone 7 Jump Start (Session 18 of 19): Designing Applications for Windows Phone 7 Using Expression Blend and Metro

Sign in to queue


In this session, Sr. Product Manager for Expression Blend, John Harris and Sr. Design Program Manager of the Metro language, walk you through the changes to Expression Blend and the new exciting Metro style for Windows Phone 7.

The Windows Phone 7 Jump Start video training is for all developers interested in developing applications or games for the new Windows Phone 7 Platform. The ~14 ½ hour course is based on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Developer Training Kit and taught by Microsoft MVP's and Microsoft Press Authors, Andy Wigley and Rob S. Miles. The Designing for Windows Phone 7 session is taught my Microsoft Design experts, Jon Harris and Bryan Agnetta. The training is wrapped up with an audio podcast with a panel of Microsoft experts answering the questions posed throughout the training.

Watch these entertaining sessions and complete the labs found on Channel 9 ( to gain development skills using both Microsoft XNA and Microsoft Silverlight.

For copies of the student files and links to demo code, you can go to the Windows Phone 7 Born To Learn Forum (

Updated! Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Building a Silverlight Application, Part 1
Session 3: Building a Silverlight Application, Part 2
Updated! Session 4: The Application Bar
Session 5: Building XNA Games for the Windows Phone 7 Platform, Part 1
Session 6: Building XNA Games for the Windows Phone 7 Platform, Part 2
Updated! Session 7: Isolation Storage
Updated! Session 8: The Application Lifecycle
Updated! Session 9: Launchers and Choosers
Updated! Session 10: Push Notifications
Session 11: Marketing your Windows Phone Applications
Session 12: Working with Media

New Sessions:
Session 13: Panorama and Pivots
Session 14: XNA Deep Dive, Part 1
Session 15: XNA Deep Dive, Part 2
Session 16: Location and Bing Maps
Session 17: Optimizing for Performance
Session 18: Designing Apps Using Expression Blend & Metro
Session 19: Ask the Experts podcast



Download this episode

The Discussion

  • User profile image

    Nice presentation, especially about Blend. Thanks.

  • User profile image

    It would be useful to have the code sample for Session 18. 

  • User profile image

    Nice presentation.
    I liked the orientation changed behavior which automatically takes care of the orientation changes.
    It will very very useful to have the code for the behavior.

  • User profile image

    Great presentation. As a designer I appreciate the use of Blend in the demo. It was also great to have an explanation of the Metro design theme - giving me more context as I work on my apps.

  • User profile image

    Good news for developers

  • User profile image

    Could I have the code simple of this toturial. Thanks

  • User profile image

    Great videotutorial. Were can i get the code samples to complete this tutorial? Thx

Add Your 2 Cents