Connect Windows Phone Devices

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IDE

To connect your Windows Phone device in AppBuilder, you need to configure your system and device first. You can connect one Windows Phone device at a time.

When you build with the Release build configuration with the Build or Build <app_name> in Cloud operation, you can publish the application package to the Windows Phone Store.

You cannot LiveSync changes to connected Windows Phone devices. To be able to LiveSync changes, deploy your app via QR code and use the three-finger refresh gesture to get your latest changes from the cloud.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that your operating system is Windows 8 or later.
  • Verify that you have downloaded and installed the Windows Phone SDK.
    For more information about downloading and installing the Windows Phone 8.0 SDK or the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, see Windows Phone SDK archives.

Procedure

In-Browser

This operation is not available in the in-browser client. You cannot connect devices in the in-browser client.

Windows

You can connect only one Windows Phone device at a time.

  1. Connect your device to your system via USB cable and wait for the device drivers to be installed.
  2. Register the device for development.
    For more information, see How to register your phone for development.
  3. Run the classic Windows desktop client and open the code for your app.
  4. If prompted, unlock the device and click OK.
  5. In the status bar, click Show Mobile Devices and verify that AppBuilder lists your connected device.

Visual Studio

You can connect only one Windows Phone device at a time.

  1. Connect your device to your system via USB cable and wait for the device drivers to be installed.
  2. Register the device for development.
    For more information, see How to register your phone for development.
  3. Run Microsoft Visual Studio and open the code for your app.
  4. If prompted, unlock the device and click OK.
  5. In the top menu bar, click AppBuilderDevices List and verify that AppBuilder lists your connected device.

CLI

In this version of the command-line interface, you cannot connect Windows Phone physical devices.

Next Steps

Continue development.

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