Getting started with developing for Windows Phone 8
August 19, 2014
Start developing Windows Phone apps with this step-by-step guide. Get the tools you need, build your first app, and test it on your own phone. Find out how to make the most of the platform and the tools. Download samples. Get suggestions for your next steps.
If you've previously developed .NET or XAML apps, you can transfer these skills to develop Windows Phone apps that use XAML for the UI and C# or Visual Basic for the code. If you know C++, you can develop a Direct3D app for Windows Phone 8 in that language to take full advantage of the phone's graphics hardware.
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Pick from a large number of samples to learn how specific controls, features, and types of apps work.
Learn about Windows Phone 8 development from start to finish or pick only the topics that interest you from these online courses of video instruction and demos.
Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start in 21 parts