Windows Phone Mango–What’s New? (“Silverlight/XNA Interoperability” – Part 7 of 8)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Windows Phone RTM didn’t allowed to mix Silverlight and XNA content. Mango enables the scenarios where Silverlight content can be rendered along with XNA content. In the sample presented in this post we will build 2-pager Silverlight application with pure Silverlight page (1st page) and mixed 3D XNA & Silverlight page (2nd page). Final application looks like the following: In order to ease on the developers, after installing Mango developer tools, Visual Studio provides us with two templates – one in Silverlight for Windows Phone area and one in XNA Game Studio 4.0 area: and The templates are almost identical. The first one...