Beginning today you can download the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh (WPDT CTP) from http://developer.windowsphone.com, which means you can now build Windows Phone 7 apps on the final release of Visual Studio 2010 (VS2010). While this update is primarily intended to enable development using the final release of VS2010 there are a few new things here too.
Examples of what’s new & changed include:
Please read the release notes before installing this refresh. A few tips:
Documentation links include Developing Windows Phone Games and Silverlight for Windows Phone as a part of the XNA Game Studio 4.0 and Silverlight 4 RC documentation sets, respectively. If you have feedback about our documentation, join the discussion in the Windows Phone forums or use the ratings control in the upper right-hand side of the pages on MSDN.
As noted above this refresh is intended primarily to ensure compatibility with the RTM version of Visual Studio 2010. We are working additional releases that we will make available through the launch of Windows Phone 7 in the fall. So please keep sending us your feedback, as we take it all to heart and want to get you what you need in the final product which we can only do with your continued partnership. We can’t wait to see the apps you’re building!
Added bonus: In case you missed it, check out this cool post from Andre Vrignaud about the 3 pillars of Xbox Live on Windows Phone.
Update [4/29 1:30PM PST]: We’ve identified an issue in this release with regard to the loading of signed precompiled assemblies in the context of your application. If, when you try to run your application in the emulator you get a ‘System.IO.FileLoadException’ error, please see Brandon Watson’s blog for a workaround.
Windows Phone Developer Tools are very helpful for me. I always looks for these tools.
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Thanks for sharing this information about Windows Phone Developer Tools. I always like to read such information.
Is there a place I can download the CTPRefresh?
I uninstalled the ctp but when I install the beta, it tells me to uninstall the CTP first. I'd like to try reinstalling the ctp and then uninstalling it.
You need to uninstall the previous version of Microsoft Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP first. If you try that and it wants to reinstall some things (not uninstall) let it. Only when it finds the original configuration will it allow you to uninstall it completely. A restart is then required. Then you can install the new version with no problems.
Hi, I've been trying to install Windows Phone Tools (even with the April's refresh), but there's an error that I cannot resolve. It says "Setup has detected that following incompatible version of products or components are installed in your machine..." It mentions the .Net Framework 4 Multi - Targeting Pack causes the error.
I've tried uninstalling Silverlight, Uninstalling the Multi Targeting pack with no success.
I've tried in Windows 7 and Windows Vista with no success.
Here's my software information:
Visual Studio 2010 version 10.0.30319.1 RTMRel
Microsoft .Net Framework Version 4.0.30319 RTMRel
Could you please help me with this issue?
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Uninstalling - I tried to uninstall (windows phone beta 2) and it just went to do an install instead, same problem as someone above mentioned.
Well, let it finish. I had already uninstalled the XNA. For some reason, it wants it all to be installed. Once I let it finish, I tried again, and Uninstall worked.
I have existing projects RC VS 2010 with protocol Odata don`t work with the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh and RTM VS 2010.
how can I solve this problem?.
Unfortunately, the method mentioned in my previous post doesn't work. It does allow the install to proceed, but delivers a corrupt installation at the end of the process.
Looks like a 'real' uninstall of the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP is the only option.
Unable to uninstall Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP - ENU (March 2010 edition)
Rename the directory "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Phone Tools" to any other name.
This does not do a proper uninstall, but seems to prevent the April edition of the setup program from finding the older edition, allowing the install proceed.
Are there any changes with Push Notifications API?
I've got a problem. The property ChannelUri of HttpChannel instance is NULL after httpChannel initialization.
Does anu body get that error?
I'm having the same issue as pradeepviswav - the March version of Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP always attempts to install other tools, when it should be uninstalling itself.
I'm running on Vista Home Premium SP2. The Windows Phone 7 dev' tools were the only .Net framework 4 related installations on the system.
Great!! Uninstall March Version.. Next... Install April Version..
It's very skill in my hand..
Won't install on Windows Server 2008 R2. This is the OS we use for development, any particular reason why this is explicitly blocked ?
This is excellent but with the "coevolution" of C# and VB.NET, is there a plan to provide VB.NET project templates for Windows Phone 7?
Add Service Reference node is missing in the project explorer
Add Service Reference is missing in this CTP refresh...
I have VS 2010 RTM installed, with the SDK. While installing the Express, I got an error 1935 while installing Microsoft.Windows.Design.Platform. The setup proceeded but I didn't have Express installed (just silverlight and some other stuff). Also, I tried to Add New Project in VS to see if the project system for phone was there, and the screen was completely empty, as if no project templates where present. I reinstalled (it only installed te 4 missing components) and now everything is back to normal and Express is installed (I think). I'm running on Win7 with UAC activated. The install was running as an administrator. I don't know if there's anything else that may help troubleshoot. If there is, just ask. Thanks!
I'm unable to uninstall Windows Phone Developer tools CTP..What to do?It asks me to install other RC tools if i tried to uninstall it..
How do you install these tools on Windows Server 2008 RC? I just need the parts that enables me to run automated builds using msbuild
Downloading now, I just hope that requirements to deploy applications are only restricted to Windows Mobile Marketplace as the applications I develop are really intented for me only and I am not interested in selling them or allowing other people to use them. Also I hope that I can still use Visual Basic as my choice for developing Windows Mobile applications. If either of these are not present, then the Windows Phone platform is becoming a dead platform.
So is it just me or is the link on the developer.windowsphone.com page broken? It goes to www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx, which doesn't seem to exist.