Windows Phone

LW01 Getting Started with Windows Phone Development


9:15am - 10:30am

Level: Introductory

Nick Landry

Senior Technical Evangelist


This session is your fast track into the new wonderful world of Windows Phone development. Come learn how your valuable .NET and Silverlight skills now make you a hot mobile developer. We'll perform a quick lap around Microsoft Visual Studio and the Windows Phone SDK, build our first app using XAML & C#, and debug it with the Windows Phone Emulator. We'll then explore the various Windows Phone SDK services and features, such as touch gestures, accelerometers, Live Tiles, speech, location & maps, and more. We'll also explore various toolkits and frameworks available to you for free to augment your development experience and productivity. It's time to drop that "other" phone. Pick-up a phone you will actually enjoy coding for. If you've waited this long to jump on board the mobility bandwagon, wait no more: This is the mobile platform you always wanted!

You will learn:

  • The basics of the Windows Phone SDK, how to get started in mobile development and the available tools, including the emulator
  • How to design a Windows Phone user interface with XAML in Visual Studio, which controls are available, how to extend the controls toolbox, and more
  • About Windows Phone specific development features like touch gestures, accelerometers, Live Tiles, speech, notifications, location, mobile data access and more