Sometimes the mood takes me to have a poke around on the MSDN website, and on this occasion the fruit of my labour was this excellent guide to building a Windows Phone 7 app from start to finish.

Here’s a summary:

This documentation and accompanying sample application will get you started building a complete application for Windows Phone 7. You will learn about common developer issues in the context of a simple fuel-tracking application for your car named Fuel Tracker. This topic describes things you should know before you start creating your Windows Phone application.

Some of the tasks that you will learn include the following:

So if you’ve been wondering how to get started, take a look. Don’t forget you could win some excellent prizes when you build apps with Think.Dev Rewards.