Last week we released the final version of the Windows Phone Developer Tools and this week we are releasing the Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools.  I’ve heard from many Visual Basic developers asking if/when they could build Windows Phone applications using their favorite tool.  Within this download there are all the templates, designer support, emulator (and phone) support and intellisense for Visual Basic.

Please note that we have not formally announced the schedule for when Visual Basic will be fully supported.

Important Caveats:

  1. This is a CTP, which means we want to give you early access, and are hoping to solicit feedback, but this is not a final implementation, and you should not expect anything you built to be commercial ready.
  2. There is no Go-Live license, which means you shouldn’t try to release apps built with this version of the technology.
  3. You need to be a Visual Studio 2010 Professional (or higher) customer. So if you only have the Express edition of the Windows Phone Developer Tools, you cannot use this version of the CTP. I hear Visual Studio 2010 have a trial download if you are really itchy.
  4. You cannot build XNA games. Silverlight apps only.

Download the Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools

Link to Windows Phone Blog Post