How to set up an environment to Windows Phone 7 Development?
Let’s get started by making sure your development environment is set up correctly. You’ll need to be running Windows Vista or Windows 7 and you need to have a DirectX 10 capable graphics card installed in your computer. After verifying your requirement download Windows 7 Phone Development Tool from here.
Once the file has downloaded, double click on it to install the complete Windows Phone Developer Tools package. Windows Phone Developer Tools package contains the following files:
1. Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone
2. Windows Phone Emulator
3. Silverlight for windows phone
4. XNA 4.0 Game Studio
Now after the successful installation of this package element, you will be ready for launch Windows 7 Phone Development.
Now to launch your first Phone Application follows these steps;
Step 1: Open your visual studio and go to File -> New -> Project
Now select your project type and enter your project name.
Now click on button ‘Ok’ afterthat your application will be launched with default settings.
The first thing you can delete everything inside of the layout grid so you could provide your own markup. You should see a Grid tag named ‘LayoutRoot’. Delete everything inside this tag. You’ll end up with the following code:
<Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="Transparent">
Now, to run your project press ctrl + F5 then following window will be appearing;
This is the default layout ‘testPhoneApplication’. I hope you will enjoy this article and I’m very thankful to you for reading this article.