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Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F# by Lohith G. N.

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Chapter 1. Setting up Windows Phone Development with F#

In this chapter, we will try to understand the three important aspects that make up Windows Phone Development using F# (pronounced as F sharp), namely:

  • What is Windows Phone?
  • What is F#?
  • Prerequisites for development

We will go over these aspects, one by one in the coming sections.

What is Windows Phone?

Windows Phone is the new mobile operating system from Microsoft Corporation and was launched in October 2010. After the initial release, there were a series of updates to Windows Phone with the recent one being Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango).

Windows Phone has the tagline "Put people first", and is mainly aimed at consumers or end users. Windows Phone is the successor to a previous version of mobile ...

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