Mango-Baby Steps: Setting up the Environment

In my previous post , I wrote about Mango , its new features and the new capabilities for developers.

This time I will explore the Mango features and share what I ‘m learning with you :)

The Mango- Baby Steps are a serie of posts where we will learn EVERYTHING about Windows Phone 7.1 starting from setting up the environment till creating an app with the new live tiles and background agents …

Ready ? Let’s go

Mango is not available on phones yet so you can’t submit applications targeting Windows Phone 7.1 OS to the Marketplace . If you are interested in submitting apps to the Marketplace you should work with Windows Phone 7.0 .

System requirements

First you should know that  virtual machines, Windows Server and Windows XP are not supported !

You should have a Windows 7 (x86 / x64) or a Windows Vista (x86 / x64) with service pack 2 on your machine except Starter edition ( W7 or Vista) ,  4GB of free disk space on the system drive and  3 GB RAM to be able to have Mango.

Installation prerequisites

  • You don’t have Visual Studio on your machine !! No problem , you still can install the Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta . Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone will be installed as part of the tools.
  • You can use Visual Studio Professional edition or higher ,if it’s already installed, after installing Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta .
  • If you have Visual Studio RTM installed, you must install Service Pack 1 RTM before installing Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta .
  • If you installed Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.0 , you must uninstall it before having the Tools 7.1 Beta .
  • If you have a localized version of Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.0 installed, you must uninstall it before installing Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta.
  • If you have a localized version of Expression Blend installed, you must uninstall it before installing Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta.

Installation

System Requirements …checked ! Installation prerequisites…checked ! Time to install the Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta :D

you need to :

Easy !!! I know :)

Now to make sure that everything just went smooth , when you create a new Windows Phone application you should have those templates:

Congratulations Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta is successfully installed on your machine :)

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About rabeb

Rabeb is a software engineer , fan of the latest .Net technologies, playing with Metro style applications for Win8 at work . In her spare time,she plays with Metro Style apps for Windows Phone.

Posted on May 29, 2011, in WP7 and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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