Windows Phone 7.1: a Quick Start


When I started to write this article, I thought it’ll be 3-4 pages at most. However, time shown that I severely underestimated the amount of the information, so the article became much longer than I initially expected.

I’m writing this article because I was unable to find a high-level overview of the WP7 development. There’re some good “how to do this specific thing” article, the reference documentation is good, but the higher-level concepts are hidden in various video podcasts and records from conferences. And I hate watching videos instead of reading a text.

Here's the article (850 kb PDF). The IDE customizations are here.

August-November, 2012.