Windows Phone 7 Cheat Sheet

Here’s a cheat sheet quick guide to a bunch of great MSDN resources on Windows Phone 7 development.

  Getting Started

  Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone

  Windows Phone Emulator

  Fundamental Concepts for Windows Phone

  Common Application Development Tasks for Windows Phone

  Globalization and Localization for Windows Phone

  Application Features for Windows Phone

  WebBrowser Control for Windows Phone

  Media for Windows Phone

  Photos for Windows Phone

  Push Notifications for Windows Phone

  Windows Phone Developer Tools


Code Samples for Windows Phone

Windows Phone Development


20 Things I’ve Learned From Traveling Around the World for Three Years


Gary Arndt is the man behind Everything Everywhere, one of the most popular travel blogs in the world, and one of Time Magazine’s “Top 25 Best Blogs of 2010.” Since March 2007, Gary has been traveling around the globe, having visited more than 70 countries and territories, and gaining worldly wisdom in the process.

This is his story …

Silverlight 4 Reference Architecture


The Windows Phone Developer Tools October 2010 Update

  • Windows Phone Capability Detection Tool – Detects the phone capabilities used by your application. When you submit your application to Windows Phone Marketplace , Microsoft performs a code analysis to detect the phone capabilities required by your application and then replaces the list of capabilities in the application manifest with the result of this detection process. This tool performs the same detection process and allows you to test your application using the same list of phone capabilities generated during the certification process. For more information, see How to: Use the Capability Detection Tool.
  • Windows Phone Connect Tool – Allows you to connect your phone to a PC when Zune® software is not running and debug applications that use media APIs. For more information, see How to: Use the Connect Tool.
  • Updated Bing Maps Silverlight Control – Includes improvements to gesture performance when using Bing™ Maps Silverlight® Control.

How to capture audio from your microphone in WP7


One very common task for many mobile applications is the ability to capture the audio from your microphone and use it inside your application. Doing this on your WP7 device could not be easier.  To do this you really need like 20 lines of code .

Here is the code: