TAG: emulator

Get device information on Windows Phone 8.1 WinRT

I see many interesting question on StackOverflow every day. One of those today was the question about determining if Windows Phone 8.1 app is running in the emulator. Here's one way you can get that information! Finding out information about the device is useful in many ways, but one reason you might want that is definitely to know the difference between running on emulator and on a real device. Typical way of doing this on…

Windows Phone location tool in emulator down? No problem!

To enable developers to test applications that somehow rely on location services without having an actual device, Microsoft added a location tool to the Windows Phone emulator back in Mango release. For some reason, the tool stopped working and the Bing map is not rendered if you try to use it today. Without a map, you can’t add pushpins to it which would simulate your device actually having latitude and longitude – location somewhere on Earth.…

Explaining the Windows Phone Mango emulator

Windows Phone Mango emulator has some cool new features. I will describe those features and give an example that can help you understand how it works and how can you use it in your application. The cool new features are Accelerometer, which enables you to simulate the acceleration of your emulator, Location, which helps you emulate GPS coordinates, and Screenshot, which makes it easier to take a screenshot of your application. First of all, start by…

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