I need to run a Windows Phone 7 app developed for our company but no one has a Windows phone. Is there any way I can run it on my Android, perhaps a simulator or something?


There is currently no way to run Windows Phone 7 apps on Android devices.

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    I believe you, but can you cite a source? Of course, how do you cite a source for something that doesn't exist.
    – Gdalya
    Mar 15 '12 at 18:09
  • @Chahk - see my answer below! :)
    – t0mm13b
    Jan 20 '13 at 16:33

Windows uses Win32API binaries, along with a optional virtual machine called .NET CLR for .NET binaries, that encompasses C#, VB.NET, Managed C++.

Whereas, Android apps, are written in Java that targets DalvikVM.

The nearest is MonoDroid, which enables apps written in .NET languages and sort of transliterates the compiled bytecode suitable for DalvikVM... I say transliterate.. its not exactly 100% on the ball either and its expensive as well! The added bonus with it, its cross-compilable for iOS too :)

If price range is outside of budget, there was a question posted on StackOverflow looking for alternatives. Maybe that's worth a look into.

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