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Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update

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January 2011 Update to the Windows Phone Developer Tools providing bug fixes, a new emulator, and utilities. This update is composed of two installation files and includes the contents of the deprecated October 2010 Update.
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    Note: There are multiple files available for this download. Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
    Version:
    Date Published:

    1.0.1

    3/3/2011

    File name:
    File size:

    WindowsPhoneDeveloperResources_en-US_Patch1.msp

    125.7 MB

    Release Notes - January 2011 Update.htm

    28 KB

    VS10-KB2486994-x86.exe

    763 KB

      Important Installation Instructions
      There are TWO separate installations for the Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update.
      Step 1: Follow the link to download WindowsPhoneDeveloperResources_[language]_patch1.msp (Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update)
      Step 2: Follow the link to download VS10-KB2486994-x86.exe (Windows Phone Developer Tools Fix)

      The Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update includes:
      • Windows Phone Emulator Update – Exposes copy/paste functionality in the Windows Phone 7 emulator. For more information, see How to: Test Copy and Paste in Windows Phone Emulator. End users can use the copy and paste functionality only after receiving the corresponding update to the Windows Phone 7 operating system.
      • Windows Phone Developer Resources Update – Fixes a text selection bug in pivot and panorama controls. In applications that have pivot or panorama controls that contain text boxes, users can unintentionally change panes when trying to copy text. To prevent this problem, open your application, recompile it, and then resubmit it to the Windows Phone Marketplace.
      • Windows Phone Capability Detection Tool – Detects the phone capabilities used by your application. When you submit your application to Windows Phone Marketplace , Microsoft performs a code analysis to detect the phone capabilities required by your application and then replaces the list of capabilities in the application manifest with the result of this detection process. This tool performs the same detection process and allows you to test your application using the same list of phone capabilities generated during the certification process. For more information, see How to: Use the Capability Detection Tool.
      • Windows Phone Connect Tool – Allows you to connect your phone to a PC when Zune® software is not running and debug applications that use media APIs. For more information, see How to: Use the Connect Tool.
      • Updated Bing Maps Silverlight Control – Includes improvements to gesture performance when using Bing™ Maps Silverlight® Control.


      WPDT Fix includes:
      • Windows Phone Developer Tools Fix allowing deployment of XAP files over 64 MB in size to physical phone devices for testing and debugging.
  • System Requirements

    Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows Vista

      • Windows® Vista® (x86 and x64) with Service Pack 2 – all editions except Starter Edition.
      • Windows® 7 (x86 and x64) – all editions except Starter Edition.
      • You must have Windows Phone Developer Tools RTM version installed.


      Optional: Visual Studio 2010
  • Install Instructions

      1. The language version of the update must match the language version of the Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW installed on your PC.
      2. Click on the download link WindowsPhoneDeveloperResources_[language]_patch1.msp and follow instructions.
        • Note: Installation may take several minutes. The progress bar may indicate that it is 100% complete while it is still finishing. Do not close the installation manually.
      3. Click the download link VS10-KB2486994-x86.exe and follow the instructions.
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