1. SPS828's Avatar
    Hi. I've been wanting to develop for Windows Phone and I've been wondering which programming language is good for Windows Phone. I'm considering programming for Windows in C++ or C#. Which language do you guys recommend?
    07-02-2014 04:51 PM
  2. k0de's Avatar
    For games. C++ and XAML Everything else I like C# and XAML.

    Best regards towards your development.
    07-02-2014 05:03 PM
  3. SPS828's Avatar
    Ok thanks! I wasn't planning on doing games so I guess I'll use C#
    07-02-2014 05:10 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    There's a good series on C# among other things on MS's Channel 9.
    k0de likes this.
    07-02-2014 05:11 PM
  5. dcutting's Avatar
    You can also use html/js
    07-04-2014 09:47 AM
  6. Matt Fara's Avatar
    C# c# c#!
    07-04-2014 09:50 AM
  7. salmanahmad's Avatar
    There are amazing tutorials made by Channel 9, I'm too lazy to finish them.

    Before starting to develop Windows Phone apps you must learn the fundamentals of the C# language, go search for them on Channel 9.
    Sent from my RM-914_im_mea3_380 using Tapatalk
    07-05-2014 02:40 AM
  8. Cryio's Avatar
    I started learning about development recently and Channel 9 had been a life saver. Their C# course is great. Development for WP7/8/8.1 is very detailed in an accessible way
    07-05-2014 02:49 AM
  9. Akash Patel's Avatar
    Hi. I've been wanting to develop for Windows Phone and I've been wondering which programming language is good for Windows Phone. I'm considering programming for Windows in C++ or C#. Which language do you guys recommend?
    C# & XAML but it will be better too if you have little bit knowledge of javascript and html5 too.
    you can find all the tutorials on channel 9
    Channel 9 Content for Beginners | Channel 9
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-05-2014 03:24 AM
  10. pahutakz's Avatar
    why no visual basic? 😢
    07-05-2014 03:33 AM
  11. salmanahmad's Avatar
    why no visual basic? 😢

    Visual Basic is used but not to develop apps I believe. But there is an option for Visual BASIC in Visual Studio.
    07-05-2014 08:50 AM
  12. pahutakz's Avatar
    I used to develop apps using vb for developing for desktop but I am sad because mostly you guys using c#.
    .Net and Web dev. AMA
    07-05-2014 06:06 PM
  13. a5cent's Avatar
    I used to develop apps using vb for developing for desktop but I am sad because mostly you guys using c#.
    .Net and Web dev. AMA
    Actually, you can use VB.net to develop WP apps. It's just that nobody does.

    Honestly, there is no reason VB.net shouldn't die.

    There aren't any important differences to C#. Both use the exact same CLR, both use the exact same .net libraries, and the compiler generates almost identical IL code. C# does support some additional language constructs compared to VB.net, but nobody is forcing you to use them. The only real difference between VB.net and C# is syntax. Anybody that can't get over that is in the wrong profession.
    Amrykid likes this.
    07-05-2014 06:36 PM
  14. pahutakz's Avatar
    Actually, you can use VB.net to develop WP apps. It's just that nobody does.



    Honestly, there is no reason VB.net shouldn't die.



    There aren't any important differences to C#. Both use the exact same CLR, both use the exact same .net libraries, and the compiler generates almost identical IL code. C# does support some additional language constructs compared to VB.net, but nobody is forcing you to use them. The only real difference between VB.net and C# is syntax. Anybody that can't get over that is in the wrong profession.

    I love vb for desktop but I think I'm gonna switch to c# for developing it on wp coz it is easy to ask for if ever I encountered a problem because mostly are using c# here 😁
    07-05-2014 06:42 PM
  15. cuddl's Avatar
    C#/XAML is a good combination.

    If you know Java, C# has a lot of similarities to it. If you don't, it's easy to pick up.
    XAML is also very easy to learn and is surprisingly powerful, given that it only has two major core constructs you need to understand: Grid and StackPanel.
    08-14-2014 02:45 PM
  16. BriarcliffStudios's Avatar
    I'm rather fond of C#
    08-20-2014 08:58 PM

Similar Threads

  1. App recommendations for a newbie?
    By MrGabriel in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-05-2014, 11:43 AM
  2. Type cover for surface 2
    By WPCentral Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-03-2014, 03:25 PM
  3. Official Comedy Central app now available for Windows Phone and Windows 8
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-02-2014, 04:11 PM
  4. Explore an interactive periodic table with NOVA Elements for Windows 8.1
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-02-2014, 03:42 PM
  5. Move over Xbox Music as Muzik Player for Windows Phone 8.1 is here
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-02-2014, 03:11 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD