Monday, July 11, 2011

Using the Portable Library Tools, a tutorial

Programming The Life - Portable Library Tools

“With the introduction of Windows Phone 7.0 a new opportunity emerged for Silverlight developers, this new platform uses Silverlight (a version of Silverlight 3.0) as the main framework to build applications on the phone. When building applications for Silverlight and WP7 you will find that you can reuse some of the code across the two platforms, Linked source files were used to share code between WP7 and Silverlight projects along with the use of compilation directives.

Microsoft introduced a new way to create code that targets multiple platforms, it’s a Visual Studio Add-In called Portable Library Tools (Available here)

Portable Library Tools is a new Visual Studio add-in from Microsoft that enables you to create C# and Visual Basic libraries that run on a variety of .NET-based platforms without recompilation.

In this post we are going to build a sample application for WP7 and Silverlight that uses the Portable Class Library Tools.


I liked the hands on approach taken to show of the PLT…


Related Past Post XRef:
Portable Library Tools RTW (think "One library binary, many platforms")
Write (.Net library) once, use everywhere (in .Net world)? The Portable Library Tools CTP Released. (Think “Reusing/Sharing the same Project between SilverLight, XNA, Windows Phone, etc” or “DRY .Net Project Style” )

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