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Talk:How to create a basic WP app using Visual Studio 2010

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Hamishwillee - Subedited/comments

Hi Vishal

I've subedited the article for wiki style - basically put the images in bullets so they indent and the whole thing looks better. I also shrunk the really wide images to 800px so they can be viewed on more or less standard zoom levels.

Can you confirm what SDK you used?

I like the way your images are "marked up" to show major parts of the IDE.

I'm not completely convinced this article is much more useful than just creating the template and drag-dropping bits as you would "naturally". You do some more stuff like adding navigation, but that is very superficially covered and only as "how to", not as "this is how it works". I guess this would work better in a workshop scenario, where you can also explain aspects of what is going on. However as that "other explanation" is missing, it seems a bit "thin".

I propose we rename to "How to create a basic WP app using Visual Studio 2010", because inevitably the UI will change. People can assess relevance at the time based against their current version.



hamishwillee 09:31, 23 January 2013 (EET)

Vdharankar - Agree !

I agree with the title thing i dont think i can edit it probably you can do that . I thought this will work as real tutorial than the 'this is how it works' kind of thing as for that MSDN does a lot. I believe the beginners need quick guide in order to get started and this tutorial does exactly same.


Vishal Dharankar 19:58, 23 January 2013 (EET)

Hamishwillee - Moved

Hi Vishal

I've moved the topic now.

I don't disagree that there is value in real tutorials, or that this to some extent this does do what you intend! I do think you should be even more specific in the introduction about the kind of basic application you are creating/what you are showing (e.g. basic view switching, setting app title, drag'n'drop addition of labels, text boxes and other basic controls). Ideally the title should also show this - because obviously there are millions of possible "basic" apps you could create.

The bigger question is whether there are already similar tutorials on MSDN or in DevCenter. If so then we shouldn't attempt to write our own unless we can do better in some tangible way. I haven't checked, but you should :-) The reason is that duplication is both unnecessary, and means that potentially a developer might find an average article here instead of a really great one on MSDN - and that doesn't help anyone.

Lastly, in your overview doc you explain why you created the article (for a workshop) and I think that context is useful in this document. It tells people not to expect deep explanation, but that in a workshop environment there would be more background.

Your thoughts on this welcomed.



hamishwillee 07:13, 24 January 2013 (EET)

Vilas.shende - Need hint to add silverlight in VS2012

Hi Mr. Hamish/Mr.Vishal I am using VS2012 but there is no template for Silverlight for Windows Phone, How can i add it if i wish to learn Windows phone App Development from VS2012.


Vilas Shende

vilas.shende (talk) 13:03, 21 November 2013 (EET)

Hamishwillee - Suggest you raise question on discussion boards

Hi Vilas.shende

The latest Windows Phone SDK includes Vs 2012 express. I can't remember what the template group is called, but its fairly easy to find. Have a look round after installing the SDK. If you still can't find it then suggest you raise on the discussion boards.



hamishwillee (talk) 05:12, 25 November 2013 (EET)