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WIndows PhoneProject Description

Microsoft has raised up a small army of internal "champs" focusing on products like Windows Phone, Azure, and Windows Desktop.

A champ's goal in life is to provide developers with the tools and information they need to be successful with Microsoft tech.

Find My Champ is a Windows Phone application allowing developers to communicate with and easily find a champ based on location or search criteria.

  • Find My Champ sources its data from Windows Azure.
  • Find My Champ accesses its data via WCF Data Services (Odata).

To learn more about creating your own Odata Windows Phone application:  

  1. Click the Source Code tab above and review this project's source.
  2. Read the tutorial about accessing OData; click here.
  3. Read a tutorial about using Bing maps; click here.

To run the application for yourself:

  1. Download the latest version of the source code (click on "Source Code" up above)
  2. Unzip the code on your PC and open the project in Visual Studio
    • Note:  If you are running Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone then you might see a warning saying "The source control provider associated with this solution could not be found."  Click "Yes" to avoid seeing this message in future.
  3. Add the "Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone" to the project
    • The DLL for the Toolkit is included in the Solution
    • It is important that you reference this verion
    • Right-Click References and navigate to the Resources folder
  4. Now build the project and run the application on the emulator or on your device!

If you can't get this to work (or are just really lazy ;-) then you can get the application from the Windows Phone Marketplace here:



Last edited Feb 24, 2012 at 12:20 AM by JerryNixon, version 9