Create a project (Windows Phone)

A Windows Phone project in Blend for Visual Studio 2012 functions just like other 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, in the list on the left side, click Windows Phone.

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

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

    • Windows Phone Databound App   A project for creating a Windows Phone application using List and Navigation controls with a basic Model-View-ViewModel architecture.

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

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

      For more information on the Panorama control, see Panorama Control Overview for Windows Phone on MSDN.

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

      For more information on the Pivot control, see the Pivot Control Overview for Windows Phone on MSDN.

  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 7.1 or 8.0.

  8. Click OK.

You can now add content to your Windows Phone application.

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