Today we’ll be taking a look at Windows Phone 7 development. Windows Phone 7 is the latest mobile operating system from Microsoft. It is a clean break from previous Windows Mobile operating systems, such as WinMo 6.5, and offers .NET developers a chance to get in on the mobile application explosion that has happened in recent years. This tutorial will introduce you to the Windows Phone 7 platform, walk you through installing the SDK, and demonstrate the fundamental code necessary to build a simple application.
About the Platform
Windows Mobile 7 development is done using the .NET framework. The .NET framework is a software framework created by Microsoft for use in creating Windows applications. Programmers write applications using one of the several languages supported by the .NET framework, like C#, and the applications then execute inside of a runtime environment called the Common Language Runtime. For Windows Phone 7, there are two distinct development approaches you can take when creating your application.
The first approach is to use Silverlight for Windows Phone. Silverlight was originally envisioned as a way for developers to create rich internet applications. It has seen a sharp increase in market adoption in recent years, driven mostly by the fact that Netflix uses Silverlight to stream videos and NBC used Silverlight for its online broadcast of the Olympic games. A Silverlight application combines declarative markup (called XAML) to construct the user interface and code written in a .NET framework language to control an application’s behavior. If you’re developing a data driven application for Windows Phone 7, you should probably use Silverlight…… Read More