Peeling the Mango - Win Phone 7 Programming from the Ground Up (Part 1) - by Pete O'Hanlon
In this article, we are going to create our first Windows Phone 7 application running the new "Mango" update. We will start by creating the application in Visual Studio, and then we will analyze the code that makes it up to start to gain some familiarisation with Silverlight and XAML. Once we have grasped the code, we will see how we can quickly modify the generated code to display different text and react to a button click.
Recently Microsoft announced the release of an update[^] to Windows Phone 7, codenamed Mango, which brings a whole raft of top notch functionality to the hands of WP7 developers. It occurred to me that, while there are many great WP7 articles here on CodeProject, there isn't a resource that teaches WP7 development from the ground up. To solve that, it seems that we need a series of articles that try to teach WP7 in a friendly and simple fashion.
These articles don't assume that you have written any WP7, XAML (pronounced ZAMEL), XNA or that you know what Silverlight and XNA are, or how things such as Dependency Properties and databinding work. Hopefully, by the end of the series, you'll have learned enough to be able to tackle developing WP7 applications easily and with confidence.
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