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Cracking Windows Phone and BlackBerry Native Development: Cross-Platform Mobile Apps Without the Kludge by Matthew Baxter-Reynolds

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C H A P T E R  4

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Windows Phone 7: Installing the Toolset

In this chapter, we're going to look at installing the Windows Phone 7 toolset. Installation is very straightforward—so prepare for a very short chapter!

Silverlight vs. XNA

There are two ways that you can develop applications for Windows Phone 7—Silverlight or XNA.

Silverlight is the method that we are going to look at in this book. Silverlight is Microsoft's product/strategy for building rich experiences on the desktop, now on mobile phones through Windows Phone 7 and for the Web. XNA is purely a game development platform.

Visual Studio 2010

Windows Phone 7 development is done within ...

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