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Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update

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  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Category: Update
  • Language: English

January 2011 Update to the Windows Phone Developer Tools providing bug fixes, a new emulator, and utilities. This update is composed of two installation files and includes the contents of the deprecated October 2010 Update.

  • Important Installation Instructions
    There are TWO separate installations for the Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update.
    Step 1: Follow the link to download WindowsPhoneDeveloperResources_[language]_patch1.msp (Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update)
    Step 2: Follow the link to download VS10-KB2486994-x86.exe (Windows Phone Developer Tools Fix)

    The Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update includes:
    • Windows Phone Emulator Update – Exposes copy/paste functionality in the Windows Phone 7 emulator. For more information, see How to: Test Copy and Paste in Windows Phone Emulator. End users can use the copy and paste functionality only after receiving the corresponding update to the Windows Phone 7 operating system.
    • Windows Phone Developer Resources Update – Fixes a text selection bug in pivot and panorama controls. In applications that have pivot or panorama controls that contain text boxes, users can unintentionally change panes when trying to copy text. To prevent this problem, open your application, recompile it, and then resubmit it to the Windows Phone Marketplace.
    • Windows Phone Capability Detection Tool – Detects the phone capabilities used by your application. When you submit your application to Windows Phone Marketplace , Microsoft performs a code analysis to detect the phone capabilities required by your application and then replaces the list of capabilities in the application manifest with the result of this detection process. This tool performs the same detection process and allows you to test your application using the same list of phone capabilities generated during the certification process. For more information, see How to: Use the Capability Detection Tool.
    • Windows Phone Connect Tool – Allows you to connect your phone to a PC when Zune® software is not running and debug applications that use media APIs. For more information, see How to: Use the Connect Tool.
    • Updated Bing Maps Silverlight Control – Includes improvements to gesture performance when using Bing™ Maps Silverlight® Control.

    WPDT Fix includes:
    • Windows Phone Developer Tools Fix allowing deployment of XAP files over 64 MB in size to physical phone devices for testing and debugging.


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

FileSHA1 HashSize
Release Notes - January 2011 Update.htmc3d2c9bf44f5f42b458396003ebcb7b3245544237 KB
VS10-KB2486994-x86.exe6093939ad9290dfa438fa4b8d9b806bcefc485aa741 KB
WindowsPhoneDeveloperResources_en-US_Patch1.msp762393a34fcf0ff0a80813ed03e6aa281824a77b125.26 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista

    • Windows® Vista® (x86 and x64) with Service Pack 2 – all editions except Starter Edition.
    • Windows® 7 (x86 and x64) – all editions except Starter Edition.
    • You must have Windows Phone Developer Tools RTM version installed.

    Optional: Visual Studio 2010

Installation Instructions

    1. The language version of the update must match the language version of the Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW installed on your PC.
    2. Click on the download link WindowsPhoneDeveloperResources_[language]_patch1.msp and follow instructions.
      • Note: Installation may take several minutes. The progress bar may indicate that it is 100% complete while it is still finishing. Do not close the installation manually.
    3. Click the download link VS10-KB2486994-x86.exe and follow the instructions.

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