Windows Phone 7

I recently got the newly released Windows Phone 7 (the Samsung Focus). So far, I love it! This is my first smart-phone.  It’s nice to join the 21st century.

I’m also poking around with how to write apps for it. It was easy to download C# Express and WP7 tools and get started with the emulator.

  1. I started with ScottGu’s blog announcing the release of WP7 Dev tools. You can download the tools here.
  2. I did the “My first WP7 app” tutorial, which shows hosting a web browser control. It worked flawlessly in the emulator.
  3. I also looked at Scott’s blog on writing a Twitter app.
  4. This is a nice MSDN summary of basic tasks.

WP7 user apps are written in WPF (or XNA). I never really needed WPF when writing debugging stacks, so I’m feeling the pain from the learning curve here.

Comments (4)

  1. Matthew Wills says:

    Are WP7 apps written in WPF or Silverlight?

  2. JoJo says:

    WP7 user apps are written in Silverlight (or XNA)

  3. Xiul says:

    Sorry for this post but I didn't found other way of contact you…  can you check this question about one of your old post?

  4. Hi Mike,

    Sorry to post an irrelevant comment here.  I actually wanted to post about your RTF to HTML converter, which you posted here:…/rtf_5F00_html.aspx but that is now closed to comments!

    I'm trying to use your code, but it's crashing all over the place – has the RTF spec changed in the interim, since you wrote this code?  I'm testing on a simple "Hello World" file I wrote using the Windows 7 version of WordPad, and the converter can't deal with it.

    If you'll reply directly to me ( I'll give you more details.


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