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!
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.
Windows Phone 7 development is done within ...