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We make it easier. Kind of like developing with a cheat sheet.

  • New to app development? No problem. Check out our online course Windows Phone 8 Development for Absolute Beginners.
  • Need inspiration? Find design resources to create something new and beautiful.
  • Already know C#, Visual Basic, XAML, or C++? Good news—you can use any of them for developing for Windows Phone.
  • Need a little guidance? Check our official sample code in our MSDN Code Gallery.
  • Time to get to work? Grab the Windows Phone SDK 8.0, which contains Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone, the Windows Phone 8.0 Emulator, and a complete set of Windows Phone application and game starter templates.
  • Have a specific question? Connect with our community and get answers fast.

Shared code. Less effort.

Take a step:Get startedFind everything from tutorials to tools in the Windows Phone Dev Center.Download nowGrab the Windows Phone 8.0 SDK and hit the ground running.Start learning

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Resources to help you shape and sell your app

Here are some resources to help you shape your app and in-app product submissions in the Windows Phone Dev Center.

Developing games for Windows Phone

This section contains information on creating games for Windows Phone 8.

Tap into the Windows Phone developer community

Connect with other developers who can help you with code samples, resources, helpful tips, and answers to your questions.

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