Sunday, July 3, 2011

Run Wp7(Windows Phone 7) OS on your PC..

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How To: Try Windows Phone 7 Right Now

All this iPhone 4 news not doing it for you? Still got Windows Phone 7 on the brain? There's a simple—and most importantly, free—way to try it out, right now, on your PC.
Windows Phone 7 Series marks the first time Microsoft has done something legitimately exciting with its phone software in years, and by all counts, it looks fantastic. The new interface is like nothing we've seen on a phone before, and the experience of actually using a Windows Phone device is kind of stunning, no matter what smartphone software you're used to. So, how can you try it, half a year before it's supposed to hit stores?

Getting Started
First, download the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP (link below), and run the installer.  This will install the Customer Technology Preview (CTP) versions of Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone, Windows Phone Emulator, Silverlight for Windows Phone, and XNA 4.0 Game Studio on your computer, all of which are required and cannot be installed individually.
Accept the license agreement when prompted.
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Click “Install Now” to install the tools you need.  The only setup customization option is where to save the files, so choose Customize if you need to do so.
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Setup will now automatically download and install the components you need, and will additionally download either 32 or 64 bit programs depending on your operating system.
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About halfway thorough the installation, you’ll be prompted to reboot your system. 
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Once your computer is rebooted, setup will automatically resume without further input.
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When setup is finished, click “Run the Product Now” to get started.
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Running Windows Phone 7 on your PC
Now that you’ve got the Windows Phone Developer tools installed, it’s time to get the Windows Phone emulator running.  If you clicked “Run the Product Now” when the setup finished, Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone should have already started.
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If not, simply enter “visual studio” in your start menu search and select “Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone”.
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Now, to run the Windows Phone 7 emulator, we have to test an application.  So, even if you don’t know how to program, we can open a phone application template, and then test it to run the emulator.  First, click New Project on the left hand side of the front page.
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Any of the application templates would work for this, but here let’s select “Windows Phone Application”, and then click Ok.
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Here’s your new application template, which already contains the basic phone application framework.  This is where you’d start if you want to develop a Windows Phone app, but for now we just want to see Windows Phone 7 in action.
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So, to run the emulator, click Debug in the menu and then select Start Debugging.
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Your new application will launch inside the Windows Phone 7 Series emulator.  The default template doesn’t give us much, but it does show an example application running in Windows Phone 7.
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Exploring Windows Phone 7
Click the Windows button on the emulator to go to the home screen.  Notice the Zune HD-like transition animation.  The emulator only includes Internet Explorer, your test application, and a few settings.
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Click the arrow on the right to see the available applications in a list.
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Settings lets you change the theme, regional settings, and the date and time in your emulator.  It also has an applications settings pane, but this currently isn’t populated.
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The Time settings shows a unique Windows Phone UI.
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You can return to the home screen by pressing the Windows button.  Here’s the Internet Explorer app running, with the virtual keyboard open to enter an address.  Please note that this emulator can also accept input from your keyboard, so you can enter addresses without clicking on the virtual keyboard.
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And here’s Google running in Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 7.
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Windows Phone 7 supports accelerometers, and you can simulate this in the emulator.  Click one of the rotate buttons to rotate the screen in that direction.
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Here’s our favorite website in Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 7 in landscape mode.
All this, running right inside your Windows 7 desktop…
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Developer tools for Windows Phone 7
Although it may be fun to play with the Windows Phone 7 emulator, developers will be more excited to actually be able to create new and exciting apps for it.  The Windows Phone Developer Tools download includes Visual Studio Express and XNA Game Studio 4.0 which lets you create enticing games and apps for Windows Phones.  All development for Windows Phones will be in C#, Silverlight, and the XNA game framework.  Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone includes templates for these, and additionally has code samples to help you get started with development.
Conclusion
Many features are still not functional in this preview version, such as the search button and most of the included applications.  However, this still gives you a great way to experience firsthand the future of the Windows Phone platform.  And, for developers, this is your chance to set your mark on the Windows Phone 7 Series even before it is released to the public.  Happy playing and developing!
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16 Responses so far.

  1. mullen says:

    suppppperb I wl sure try this out......thank uu

  2. geezben says:

    emerging on WP7 Attack ... fabulous ohh someone has responded to find a way to run Wp7 on PC..
    Greatfully thnk for such a great easy tutorial..

  3. comreo says:

    this program can be used by Vmachine too???

  4. ya aksari hilwaaa akheeeeerr .....good good I like it Shukran ..very nice easy step Guide

  5. Nessma says:

    amazing I was just looking all around the Google..thank you uploader specially for the easiest way to guide

  6. works like charm..supperb lovely post thats great post I have found on web

  7. I was excited to read this article,,,,,amazing just over hauled after reading this artical

  8. Mansoor says:

    Awesome its a preusing of wp7 on phone ;) soooo why to wait just jump on it hahaa..clever fox jump on the lazy cow

  9. thank you for such a great tutorial ita amazing & thank for the pictures for easy flow guide

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