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Installing Windows Phone Developer Tools

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 is included as part of the Windows Phone Development Tools. It is a set of software tools that can be used by developers to create games for Windows Phone 7, Xbox LIVE Indie Games, and Windows. The entire tool package contains:

  • Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone
  • Windows Phone Emulator Resources
  • Silverlight 4 Tools For Visual Studio
  • XNA Game Studio 4.0
  • Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows Phone

Installing the toolset is the first step of your Windows Phone XNA game programming journey. In this recipe, you will learn how to set up the handy programming environment.

How to do it...

The following steps show you how to install the Windows Phone Developer Tools.


  

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