Building your first app for Windows is a fun, exciting experience, and one you'll take with you for the rest of your app-developing life. Most utilize Windows' Visual Studio to create apps, however you may also build one from the command line. Check out a few tips on building a Windows app through Visual Studio:
The first step in building an app through Visual Studio is to create your project. You'll need to download and install Windows Phone SDK if you haven't already, and launch Visual Studio from the Windows Start screen. The Registration window may appear, and you can either register your project or temporarily dismiss the screen and go back to it later.
Next, you'll create a new project by selecting "New Project" under the "File" menu, and expand the installed Visual #C or Visual Basics templates on the project window. Select "Windows Phone App" template from the list of Windows Phone templates, type "Mini Browser" as your project name at the bottom of the New Project window and click "OK." You will then select the Windows platform your app requires. The project will open in Visual Studio.
Once in Visual Studio, you'll see a number of items, including Solution Explorer, which lists files in the project, and the associated code-behind page, either MainPage.xaml.cs or MainPage.xaml.vb, which feature the code for handling user interaction with the page.
The next step is to create your app's UI, which involves opening the "Properties" window in Visual Studio and selecting "View" under this menu to change the app name.
Completing your first Windows app requires selecting additional properties, adding the code, and running your app in the emulator before debugging it. Once these actions are complete, it's time to register your app and download sample apps to assist you in your developer "education" if desired.
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