That was quick: Microsoft has just finalized its Visual Basic add-on for the Windows Phone developer tools, allowing programmers to utilize their favorite programming language when creating new apps.
Back in September, we released the CTP of Visual Basic for the Windows Phone Developer Tools. Today we’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of the RTW version of the Visual Basic add-on. You can immediately download VB support for the Windows Phone developer tools.
The big news is that you can now build and release Silverlight applications and games for Windows Phone built in Visual Basic to the Windows Phone Marketplace.
In addition, we’ve spent time beefing up our VB for WP sample code. Check out new VB versions of our released samples on MSDN.
We’re extremely excited to officially add support for Visual Basic to Windows Phone, and we can’t wait to see all of the new apps and games you’ll create with it.