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So the news is out! 

Silverlight IS the platform for Windows Phone 7 Series development!

Sweet.  We also made available an update to Silverlight 4 that you might be interested in too!

Windows Phone 7 SeriesYou may be wondering how you get started.  If you are new to Silverlight, I recommend getting familiar with Silverlight first.  You can find all the tools you will need at the Silverlight community site.  In addition to the core tools you’ll want to get the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP.  This will add to your Visual Studio 2010 installation (or install Visual Studio Express) to enable Windows Phone and XNA Game Studio development.  Be sure to read the documentation on the release notes to understand any limitations.  A link to the tools, documentation, developer/UX guides and more can be found on the Silverlight for Windows Phone page.  The key elements you’d want to get  are:

I’ve also taken some quick time to get some quick videos up for some tips and familiarity with the tools and some initial areas you’ll want to take a look at.  Here are some starting videos for you:

The getting started video has some quick tips and tricks about the emulator and using the keyboard input control (referred to as the ‘SIP’).  I suggest taking a look at these for some primer.  If you have questions afterwards, check out the dedicated forum for Silverlight for Windows Phone.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll develop using Silverlight for Windows Phone!  Be sure also to watch for @ckindel and @wp7dev on Twitter for information about Windows Phone 7 Series development.



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3/15/2010 11:38 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Great news today at MIX!
Tim , do you think in future will be any chances for Silverlight to be "fused" with XNA to port 3D games on browser / cross platforms?
3/15/2010 10:39 PM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Hi Tim, i just download all the stuff for the phone and silverlight,
about the project template, on visual studio 2010 express for windows phone

i can not find, silverlight 4 template ? which mean, we still have to use visual studio express beta 2 ? (not release candidate)

can i have visual studio 2010 express for phone, and visual studio 2010 beta 2 installed together or is this not necessary ? maybe we can develop silverlight 4 on express for phone ?

sorry, im confused
3/15/2010 11:13 PM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Updated:
Hi Tim, sorry i just read your previous post

Can u confirm this ?

We have to install 2 kind of visual studio and blend

Silverlight 4 development:
visual web 2010 express RC (not available yet, as 2 pm GMT+7)
Silverlight 4 SDK
expression blend 4 beta (This is trial, available to download)
Silverlight Toolkit for silverlight 4 (latest project release havent updated yet)

Windows 7 phone series
visual studio 2010 express for windows phone (available)
Phone SDK (available)
expression blend for phone (FREE, not yet available)

Is this summary correct ?
we have to install 2 "same" but different version ?
can we install this side by side ?

hope we have merged solution for this, even we express user

wish can build assembly easily changed, change project build,
from same project, target WPF/Silverlight/windows phone,
is there a way to do this ?

Sorry for the long post, but please help...
3/15/2010 11:18 PM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Andrew -- sorry for the confusion. If you want Silverlight 4 development *AND* Windows Phone development tools you will need: VS2010 RC, SL4 Tools, Blend 4 beta, Windows Phone developer tools CTP.
3/16/2010 12:32 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Tim,

Thanks for this, I just installed everything needed and it works like a charm. Nevertheless, I am disapointed about one thing : the emulator performance ! I have directX 11 and DDI 10 so it should work without being so slow ... Apparently, even if my GPU capabilities are alright, the emulator is run in software mode.

Is there any way to force to use the GPU ? It is so slow that I cannot even test my app with the emulator ;(

Great job anyway !
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3/16/2010 6:59 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Hi Tim,
How is Microsoft going to address the needs of the Enterprise and business customers? I heard that apps for Windows Phone 7 can only be sold and installed from Microsoft App store for Windows Phone 7 after being "certified" by Microsoft. What if developers in businesses want to create proprietary apps for their businesses? How will these apps be deployed to Windows Phone 7?
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3/17/2010 7:40 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
what about clipboard? one of the most heralded features of Silverlight 4 is the new clipboard support, but Windows Phone 7 does not take advantage of this? In fact at Mix they said for sure there will be no clipboard at all on Windows Phone 7. What do you think of that?
3/17/2010 2:27 PM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Any chance you could do a video for the simple people in the room on how to pass data between Phone pages (querystring, other methods?) and at what stages in the lifecycle that data can be accessed?
3/18/2010 2:28 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Im with joseph, anyone have a tutorial on how to pass data or an object through to another Page? Coming from Blackberry I assumed that you could just pass it though to a constructor of the extended page type but i guess that isnt right, since i cant figure out how to display that page from calling something like PhoneScreen ps = new PhoneScreen(object data). Any suggestions or help would be great.
3/18/2010 9:34 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Hi Tim,

I haven't yet required enough inside knowledge on Windows Phone 7 development
to tackle the reason behind the painfully slow build -and deploytimez on one's developers machine. Any idea or suggestions on how to speed up this performance issue to enhance my developer productivity here? Thanks a lot! Promises to be a killer app in the upcoming mobile market (with the right amount of efficient working tools that is!).

3/21/2010 2:03 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Hi Tim , I just wandered if WCF RIA Services can also be applied to and run on Windows Mobile 7 as being the Silverlight client. Is such a scenario possible?
3/21/2010 7:59 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
George - WCF RIA Services pattern (i.e., client code-gen) is not yet available for WP7. You can use the WCF service of course, but not like you would in Silverlight (i.e., query pattern DomainContext, etc)
3/23/2010 12:05 AM | # Blend support
I can't seem to get Blend working with the given requirements. I get no 'Windows Phone' project templates, and trying to open one that already exists causes Blend to crash. I have Blend 4 beta and the requirements, so why won't it work?

Might it be because I'm running Win 7 x64?

Anyway, I'll be very thankful if you can help me here, all my other requests for help have fallen on deaf ears... =[
3/23/2010 10:02 PM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Joseph (data change) -- take a look at the list application template for an idea of how DataContext is being used.
3/23/2010 11:44 PM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Nicholas -- SAMI works now in Silverlight (desktop)

Indian character sets -- we're aware of all the needs and will continue to work toward our first iteration of WP7 platform.
3/26/2010 3:58 PM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Stupid Question….
I was really interest in what Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 had to offer, moving towards using SL for development on the phone is awesome.
But I do have one important question…. Can you browse to an existing Silverlight website on the phone…?
3/29/2010 3:25 PM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Craig -- Silverlight in-browser is not supported in the first iteration of WP7 we have seen so far.
8/5/2010 1:33 PM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
I want to try silverlight if it has an edge to others. :D Hope I can grab one...


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9/6/2010 2:24 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
I wrote a simple "Hello World" kind of example for Windows Phone 7. Source code is available too so it might not be a bad read if you're starting with phone 7 development.
9/20/2010 2:53 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Looks like Windows Phone 7 will give Android a strong run for its money - I hope it does as we do not need Google starting to dominate hardware platformas as well as search. Very british gas and all that is good to talk about Silverlight.
11/16/2010 2:43 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
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1/5/2011 3:32 PM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
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2/22/2011 12:16 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Thanks for your post. Windows Mobile 7 is really a great phone to use, and Silverlight is also perfect to match the phone.
10/4/2011 9:04 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
Tim,

Which WCF bindings does Windows Phone 7 support? Can I use BasicHttpBinding with TransportWithMessageCredentials? Is there some different way to consume WCF services in Windows Phone 7? If yes, where can I find it?
1/28/2013 6:49 AM | # re: Getting Started with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Development
There no longer appears to be a Silverlight template for Windows Phone applications in Visual Studio 2012 for Windows Phone. Where can I find such a template?

It turns out that the Silverlight template is necessary for writing IronRuby apps, as the C# templates do not include the necessary DRL.

 
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