From an application perspective, LightSwitch is aimed at minimally complex applications with straightforward requirements. In many situations the basic need is to grab some data and throw it up on the screen. You might call LightSwitch the ad hoc developer's tool, although that's probably not what Microsoft had in mind.
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Watch this short screencast to learn the tools needed for XNA application development for the new Windows Phone 7 platform. You will also learn how XNA games are organized at the highest level, and see how you can test your games within the phone emulator, part of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone 7.
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