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Create a Windows Phone project

Expression Studio 4.0

A Windows Phone project in Microsoft Expression Blend functions just like other Microsoft Expression Blend projects. However, Windows Phone projects also include tools specifically for designing Windows Phone applications.

To create a Windows Phone project

  1. On the File menu, click New Project.

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  2. In the New Project dialog box, under Project types, click Windows Phone.

    Create new Windows Phone project dialog

  3. From the list on the right side of the dialog box, select one of the following types of projects:

    • Windows Phone application   A project for creating a Silverlight for Windows Phone application.

    • Windows Phone Databound application   A Silverlight for Windows Phone project that uses data and command bindings to support loose coupling between a View and a ViewModel.

    • Windows Phone Panorama application   A Silverlight for Windows Phone project that uses the Panorama control to create a panorama-style application.

      For more information on the Panorama control, see Panorama control for Windows Phone Ff979323.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.40).png on MSDN.

    • Windows Phone Pivot application   A Silverlight for Windows Phone project that uses the Pivot control to create a tabbed-style application.

      For more information on the Pivot control, see the Pivot control for Windows Phone Ff979323.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.40).png on MSDN.

    • Windows Phone Control Library   A project for creating custom controls that can be reused across other Windows Phone applications.

  4. In the Name box, type a name for the project.

  5. In the Location box, browse to the folder where you want to store the project.

  6. In the Language box, select either Visual C# or Visual Basic.

  7. In the Version box, select either 7.0 or 7.1.

  8. Click OK.

You can now create your Windows Phone application.

For a list of the files that are generated by Expression Blend and a description for each file, see the section "The files in a Windows Phone project," in Managing solutions, projects, and files.

For more information on working with Windows Phone projects, see Create content for Windows Phone.

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