The Development environment includes the following Windows Phone Development Kit, Windows Phone SDK, CLR, Editor for writing the source code, Windows Phone Emulator is for simulation purpose, Laptops or Workstation with preinstalled windows operating system. These are some basic requirement for the development of Windows Phone application on the desktop and that will further deploy on the Windows Phone or Windows Phone Emulator for testing and debugging purpose.
Supported Operating System
Windows 7(x86 or x64) all flavours except Starter Edition.
Windows Vista (x86 or x64) with Service Pack 2-all flavours except Starter Edition.
4GB of Hard Disk Space for Installation.
3GB of RAM.
Windows Phone Emulator requires a DirectX10 or above capable graphics card with a WDDM 1.1 driver.
These are some essential requirement that need to be fulfil, before the actual process of Windows Phone Development will start.
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.
The Windows Phone SDK consists of the following:
You just need to go through the following link http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27570 . and click on the download link for vm_web2.exe. It will start automatically downloading the content and now, save it on the working directory on the hard disk of your laptop/workstation.
On completion of download, navigate to the WP7-installersWPSDKv71_en1 Setup. Double click on the setup.exe and the Windows Phone Development environment is start installing on your machine. After, completion of installation, restart the system and go to the start menu to check for the Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2010 for Windows Phone.
Open the Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2010 for Windows Phone, and here you can start the development process for Windows Phone application by writing the Hello World experiment.