Friday, September 24, 2010

Microsoft Visual Basic .Net CPT for Windows Phone Developer Tools Released!

Many of you have asked if Visual Basic can be used to write Windows Phone applications. 

As of today, the answer is "yes!"

Starting today, you can download Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools.  This is a great milestone as it enables our Visual Basic developers to be able to build applications for Windows Phone.

Applications built using the CTP run on both the emulator and the phone. To try the CTP, you'll need the final version of Windows Phone Developer Tools and Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher. If you don't have Visual Studio 2010 Professional, you can install the free trial of Visual Studio Professional

The CTP includes Visual Studio 2010 project templates, item templates, designer support, emulator support, debugging, and IntelliSense for Visual Basic.  After installing the CTP, Visual Studio 2010 Professional and higher users will find Windows Phone project types for Visual Basic in the New Project Dialog, as you can see below.

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