Mobile application development tutorial
This documentation and accompanying sample application will get you started building a complete application that targets Windows Phone OS 7.1. You will learn the basics of Silverlight and Windows Phone development by creating a simple fuel-tracking application for your car.
Some of the tasks that you will learn include the following:
Fuel Tracker Sample Application
This documentation includes a companion sample application named Fuel Tracker. Fuel Tracker is a complete application written in Silverlight for Windows Phone OS 7.1. Fuel Tracker enables a user to track the fuel consumption of his or her car. You can download the code for Fuel Tracker at the following link:
Some experience with:
- Microsoft .NET Framework
- Visual Basic or C#
Little or no experience with:
- Windows Phone
Types of Applications
The Windows Phone application platform provides two frameworks for developing applications:
The Silverlight framework supports event-driven, XAML-based application development.
The XNA Framework supports loop-based games.
Silverlight and XNA can also be combined in a single application.
The following table lists some of the criteria that you can use to determine whether you should use Silverlight or the XNA Framework for your Windows Phone application. With Windows Phone OS 7.1, you can combine Silverlight and XNA into one application. For more information about Silverlight and XNA, see The Silverlight and XNA Frameworks for Windows Phone. For more information about the application platform, see Application Platform Overview for Windows Phone.
Recommended Application Type
Text-based controls and menus
XAML-based event-driven application
Interaction with Windows Phone controls such as Pivot and Panorama
Web browser compatibility
Looping game framework
Highly performant, visually complex applications
2D and 3D games
Advanced art assets such as textures, effects, and terrains
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