Beginning today you can download the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh
(WPDT CTP) from http://developer.windowsphone.com
, which means you can now build Windows Phone 7 apps on the final release of Visual Studio 2010 (VS2010). While this update is primarily intended to enable development using the final release of VS2010 there are a few new things here too.
Examples of what’s new & changed include:
- This release has been tested to work with the final release of Visual Studio 2010.
- An updated Windows Phone 7 OS image for the Windows Phone Emulator.
- A few APIs in the frameworks have been added and or changed. See this MSDN page for more details.
- The documentation has been updated with new and expanded topics. See this MSDN page for more details.
- We’ve provided limited support for launchers and choosers. In cases where the underlying built-in experience is not present launchers and choosers are still not available (i.e. the email chooser asks you to select a contact, but there are no contacts in the emulator and no way to add one).
- Pause/Resume events are now supported.
- If the tools are installed as the admin user, non-admin users are now able to deploy to the emulator.
- A problem with incremental deployment of projects has been fixed.
- A problem resulting in the error "Connection failed because of invalid command-line arguments" being displayed during project creation has been fixed.
- A problem where the Windows Phone node was not appearing in VS 2010 on non-system drives has been fixed.
- Design time skin refresh issues have been addressed.
Please read the release notes
before installing this refresh.