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Visual Studio 2010 RTM and Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP

For everyone who want to move to Visual Studio 2010 RTM and expect to be able to work with the current release of WPDT CTP, sorry let you that the current version of the WPDT is not compatible with VS 2010 RTM.

For more information please read the post of Tim Heuer on the Silverlight Forum: http://forums.silverlight.net/forums/t/175181.aspx

So for now we have to be patient until they release an updated version of the WPDT.

If you want to get notified when they release the updated version go to the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/cmpn/vslaunch/default.mspx


Windows Phone 7 : Pivot Control

One of the most interesting UI interface is the Pivot (some call it Panoramic). I look in the tools provide by Microsoft to see if the control was available. But at this time, there was no control available. So I've look on the web and find a lot of interesting stuff on that subject.

I found some blog showing how to create the this kind of interface. Here is some links:

I’m also following Tim Heuer on Twitter(and on his blog)  and he post some reference on controls that implement the Pivot. Those controls are very easy to implement, because they implement template so we can implement as many section as we want. So you only have to refer to the DLL and use it as any other controls.

I hope you will find these links interesting.


MIX10 and Windows Phone


189685-windowsmobile_slideI’ve been lucky for the second year in row to go at MIX. I was very excited to be part of the event, because one of the main topic was about Windows Phone 7. I’m a long time fan of Windows Mobile.  I often think about building some Windows Mobile application, but i had to learn the .NET Compact Framework. But i didn’t had much time to learn that framework. Since I'm focusing my development skill on Silverlight, the announcement of Windows Phone was a great relief. My installation and testing the new tools was very easy.


I’m looking forward to develop some application using Silverlight on Windows Phone. So look often at this blog because i will post often about Windows Phone.


Globally MIX10 was not as surprising as last year because most of the announcement was not exclusive. We knew most of the announcement prior to the MIX. But i can easily tell, this was my preferred MIX at this time. Because, i took advantage of the event in many ways. I’ve learned a lot from the session which where very good. Also i had a good time meeting a lot of people, from which i learned a lot.


Here is some links for resources related to MIX and to Windows Phone.
MIX10 Resource:
Videos: http://sessions.visitmix.com

Windows Phone Resource
Tools: http://developer.windowsphone.com
Forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsphone7series
Tutorial: http://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/WP7TrainingKit/WP7GettingStarted/YourFirstWP7AppLab/
Blog: http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/wpdev