My “Hello World” Windows Phone 7 Application

Posted on August 27, 2010 by

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Windows Phone 7

I’ve done a TON of Windows Phone 7 demos over the past few months, and I get asked all the time for access to download my samples. I’ve been meaning to post this application since I started all of this, but just never got around to it.  SO – here it is… the now Infamous MVVMLight-ified Netflix Catalog Sample!



This is by no means a comprehensive sample, but it does show some of the neat features of WP7 as well as a sample for how to integrate MVVM Light into your phone applications.  Get the code from my Skydrive:

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Comments (4)


  1. Paul Diston says:

    I had a little trouble with the System.Data.Service.Client assembly and used the following to solve the issue (unblock assembly) :-

  2. Chris Koenig says:

    Thank you for your email! I am currently out of the office attending a Central Region Team Offsitem between Monday, August 30 and Thursday, September 2. Until I return on Friday, I will have very limited access to email so responses will be delayed. If this is an emergency, please call my cell phone at 214-385-5616.


  3. Chris Koenig says:

    Good call – Visual Studio and the .NET Runtime are a LOT happier if you run the unblock over and binaries that you download before you run them. I forget this ALL the time and end up having to delete my expanded folder, unblock the Zip, then re-extract.


  4. says:

    Getting started: Windows Phone 7, getting location, reverse geocoding & weather…

    Getting started with Windows Phone 7 application development. Creating a hello world application which obtains user’s location, reverse geocodes the position and displays current weather conditions based on obtained ZIP code…….