Windows Phone SDK 7.1

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The Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) 7.1 provides you with all of the tools that you need to develop applications and games for both Windows Phone 7.0 and Windows Phone 7.5 devices.
  • 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.


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    Release Notes - WP SDK 7.1.htm

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    3.4 MB

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      The Windows Phone SDK includes the following
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone
      • Windows Phone Emulator
      • Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Assemblies
      • Silverlight 4 SDK and DRT
      • Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Extensions for XNA Game Studio 4.0
      • Microsoft Expression Blend SDK for Windows Phone 7
      • Microsoft Expression Blend SDK for Windows Phone OS 7.1
      • WCF Data Services Client for Window Phone
      • Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone
  • 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
      • Installation requires 4 GB of free disk space on the system drive.
      • 3 GB RAM
      • Windows Phone Emulator requires a DirectX 10 or above capable graphics card with a WDDM 1.1 driver

      The Windows Phone SDK 7.1 is compatible with the final version of Visual Studio 2010 SP1.
    • If a pre-release version of the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 (Beta or RC) is installed on the machine, please uninstall it before installing this product.

      Click on the vm_web2.exe file in the download section above. This will start the installation of Windows Phone SDK 7.1 and install necessary components on your computer.

      Please refer to the Release Notes in the download section above for additional details before running setup.

      Note: this release is also available in .iso format.

      Choose one of the following options for handling downloaded ISO images:
      • (Recommended) Write the image file to a blank DVD.
      • (Alternative) Mount the image file virtually as DVD devices.
      For more information about these options, see "What are ISO image files and how do I use them?" on the FAQ page.