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Final versions of Windows Phone Developer Tools and XNA Game Studio 4.0 now available for download

Final versions of Windows Phone Developer Tools and XNA Game Studio 4.0 now available for download

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As announced on the Windows Phone Developer Blog, the final release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools (WPDT) (which includes the final release of XNA Game Studio 4.0) is now available for download.

Getting started links – Windows Phone Developer Tools

Here are links to help you get started installing and using the Windows Phone Developer Tools:

Here are links for documentation and support related to the Windows Phone Developer Tools:

Getting started links – XNA Game Studio 4.0

Here are links to help you get started installing and using XNA Game Studio 4.0:

Note – deploying, running and debugging Xbox 360 games with XNA Game Studio 4.0 requires an updated version of XNA Game Studio Connect on the Xbox 360 console.  As noted on the XNA team blog, there will be a beta version of XNA Game Studio Connect that supports XNA Game Studio 4.0.  It was supposed to release today along with the final release of XNA Game Studio 4.0, but there have been some slight delays, and it will be released very soon.  Please keep an eye on the XNA team blog and the Creators Club site for an announcement when the XNA Game Studio Connect beta is available for download.

Here are links for documentation and support related to XNA Game Studio 4.0:

How to install Windows Phone Developer Tools

Here are steps you can use to install the Windows Phone Developer Tools:

  1. If you have either of the previous Windows Phone Developer Tools CTPs or the beta installed, you will need to uninstall them first.  You can do that by going to the Programs and Features control panel and choosing to remove the item named Microsoft Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP – ENU or Microsoft Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta – ENU.  This item will remove the other components that need to be removed.
  2. If you have the Visual Studio 2010 RC on your system, you will also need to uninstall that before you can install WPDT.
  3. (optional) If you plan to also use another VS 2010 edition (such as Professional, Ultimate, C# Express, etc) in addition to WPDT, you should install them before you install WPDT.  If you install them after WPDT, you will be prompted to download and install a Silverlight update when trying to use them.
  4. After removing previous WPDT CTPs and beta and the VS 2010 RC (if you had it installed still) and installing other VS 2010 editions (if you choose to), you can proceed with installing WPDT.

If you encounter setup failures

If you run into an installation or uninstallation failure for the Windows Phone Developer Tools, you can use the log collection tool to gather your setup log files.  This log collection tool will create a file named %temp%\vslogs.cab.

This tool does not gather XNA Game Studio 4.0 setup log files, so if your setup failure is caused by the XNA Game Studio 4.0 component, you’ll need to gather those logs separately by zipping up all of the logs in the folder named %temp%\XNA Game Studio 4.0 Setup\Logs.

Once you have gathered your setup log files, you can upload them to a file server of your choice (such as http://skydrive.live.com), and post a link to the log files in the forums to get additional support.

If you run into uninstallation issues with the WPDT CTP, CTP Refresh or Beta, you can use the information at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2010/07/12/10037442.aspx to remove XNA Game Studio or the Windows Phone Developer Tools.

<update date="10/11/2010"> Fixed link to the release notes that was still pointing to old beta information. </update>

 

  • Windows Phone Developer Tools ISO image direct link. is not correct.

    Cant find it.

  • Hi Somnath - That link is working fine for me.  You might also want to try go.microsoft.com/fwlink instead.  That should redirect to the same location, but maybe it'll work better for you.

  • I have got the following error while installing Wp7 Final Release:

    Error in Installing Windows phone developers resources

  • Hi Ahmed - Can you please follow the steps listed in the "If you encounter setup failures" section of the above blog post so I can take a look at the log files from this setup failure?  Specifically, can you please download and run the log collection tool from go.microsoft.com to gather your setup log files.  This log collection tool will create a file named %temp%\vslogs.cab.  Once you have gathered your setup log files, please upload %temp%\vslogs.cab to a file server of your choice (such as http://skydrive.live.com), and reply back here with a link I can use to download the logs so I can take a further look.

  • Windows Phone 7 must be a piece of crap. If Microsoft can't even get the development tools installer built correctly, how can we expect it to build a good phone OS?

    Try to compare this to the smooth installation of iOS Xcode development tools. Microsoft is always behind because of the stupidity of its executives. They can never innovate, only copy and play catchup.

    I've been having so many problems just installing the final developments tools. I am running into so many problems. I've had to uninstall and install more than 5 times. Every time the installer gets stuck at a different point. I did some searching online and I saw I am not the only one having those problems. How embarrassing for a tech company? Even a 14 year old can come up with a software installer. Basically the web installer is total garbage.

  • Hi TA - I'm sorry for the hassles that these issues are causing for you.  Can you please use the tool at go.microsoft.com to gather your setup log files, post the file named %temp%\vslogs.cab that is created by this tool to a file server (such as http://skydrive.live.com), and post a link back here that I can use to download your log files and take a look to see if I can figure out what is causing setup to fail on your system?

    Also, if the problems are specific to the web downloader, there is an ISO file at download.microsoft.com/.../WPDT_RTM_en1.iso that you can download and install instead.

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