It was actually very easy – I just had to add a few #if statements to the code to create the kit which is now available on the CodePlex site.
Here are some screen shots from the emulator of the sample application that is in the source code. You will need to edit the App.xaml and add an application key from the New York Times Developer Network.
Here is the design experience in Visual Studio 2010:
You can see both is Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend 4 Beta the design-time data support. In this case I had created a sample data assembly which if included in the XAP, it would be used.
You’ve heard it before – now all .NET and Silverlight developers are also Windows Phone developers – this is big.