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AppBuilder lets you personalize your app for Windows Phone devices by setting capabilities, tile title, supported resolutions and others. You can configure these Windows Phone-specific options in the Windows Phone tab in the Properties dialog or with the appbuilder prop command.

In-Browser

Tab Option Description Additional Comments
General SDK Version The target Windows Phone SDK with which AppBuilder attempts to build your app.
  • You can build for Windows Phone 8.1 only if your app targets Apache Cordova 3.7.0 or later.
  • You cannot run apps built for Windows Phone 8.1 on Windows Phone device.
Tile Title The title displayed in the tile on the start screen, if the app is pinned to the start screen. None
Publisher This field corresponds to Package/Properties/PublisherDisplayName. Sets a friendly name for the publisher that can be displayed to users. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the PublisherDisplayName attribute described here. If not set, AppBuilder sets your user name as the publisher name.
Windows publisher name This field corresponds to Package/Identity/Publisher. Describes the contents of the package. The attribute is case-sensitive. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the Publisher attribute described here. If you want to publish a Windows Phone 8.1 app in the Windows Phone Store, this attribute must match the publisher subject information of the certificate used to sign the package.
Publisher ID The Publisher ID is a unique identifier that you can use when you develop company hub apps to control the visibility between apps and the testability on devices.
  • AppBuilder generates a unique Publisher ID for newly created apps from template and preserves the Publisher ID for apps cloned from a git repository.
  • If you want to publish a Windows Phone 8.1 app in the Windows Phone Store, set the Publisher GUID for your account as listed in the Windows Dev Center.
Product ID The Product ID is a unique identifier that lets Microsoft and Windows Phone identify your app. When updating your app, you need to preserve the Product ID. AppBuilder generates a unique Product ID for newly created apps from template and preserves the Publisher ID for apps cloned from a git repository.
Package identity name This field corresponds to Package/Identity/Name. Describes the publisher information. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the Name attribute described here. None.
Supported Resolutions The supported resolutions property toggles the availability of your app for the selected device screen resolutions. You might want to configure your icons and splash screens based on your supported resolutions. For more information about multi-screen support in Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, see Multi-resolution apps for Windows Phone.
Capabilities The capabilities determine which Windows Phone services your app needs to work properly.
  • If an Apache Cordova plugin requires a capability to be enabled, AppBuilder will automatically enable it when building the application package but will not list it in the Properties.
  • If not enabled, AppBuilder will enable the Web Browser Component capability during the build process but will not list it in the Properties.
Requirements The requirements determine what Windows Phone hardware your app needs to work properly. If an Apache Cordova plugin requires a requirement to be enabled, AppBuilder will automatically enable it when building the application package but will not list it in the Properties.

To configure settings that are not available in the Properties dialog, you can edit the code of WMAppManifest.xml and config.xml.

Universal

Tab Option Description Additional Comments
General SDK Version The target Windows Phone SDK with which AppBuilder attempts to build your app.
  • You can build for Windows Phone 8.1 only if your app targets Apache Cordova 3.7.0 or later.
  • You cannot run apps built for Windows Phone 8.1 on Windows Phone device.
Tile Title The title displayed in the tile on the start screen, if the app is pinned to the start screen. None
Publisher This field corresponds to Package/Properties/PublisherDisplayName. Sets a friendly name for the publisher that can be displayed to users. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the PublisherDisplayName attribute described here. If not set, AppBuilder sets your user name as the publisher name.
Windows publisher name This field corresponds to Package/Identity/Publisher. Describes the contents of the package. The attribute is case-sensitive. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the Publisher attribute described here. If you want to publish a Windows Phone 8.1 app in the Windows Phone Store, this attribute must match the publisher subject information of the certificate used to sign the package.
Publisher ID The Publisher ID is a unique identifier that you can use when you develop company hub apps to control the visibility between apps and the testability on devices.
  • AppBuilder generates a unique Publisher ID for newly created apps from template and preserves the Publisher ID for apps cloned from a git repository.
  • If you want to publish a Windows Phone 8.1 app in the Windows Phone Store, set the Publisher GUID for your account as listed in the Windows Dev Center.
Product ID The Product ID is a unique identifier that lets Microsoft and Windows Phone identify your app. When updating your app, you need to preserve the Product ID. AppBuilder generates a unique Product ID for newly created apps from template and preserves the Publisher ID for apps cloned from a git repository.
Package identity name This field corresponds to Package/Identity/Name. Describes the publisher information. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the Name attribute described here. None.
Supported Resolutions The supported resolutions property toggles the availability of your app for the selected device screen resolutions. You might want to configure your icons and splash screens based on your supported resolutions. For more information about multi-screen support in Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, see Multi-resolution apps for Windows Phone.
Capabilities The capabilities determine which Windows Phone services your app needs to work properly.
  • If an Apache Cordova plugin requires a capability to be enabled, AppBuilder will automatically enable it when building the application package but will not list it in the Properties.
  • If not enabled, AppBuilder will enable the Web Browser Component capability during the build process but will not list it in the Properties.
Requirements The requirements determine what Windows Phone hardware your app needs to work properly. If an Apache Cordova plugin requires a requirement to be enabled, AppBuilder will automatically enable it when building the application package but will not list it in the Properties.

To configure settings that are not available in the Properties dialog, you can edit the code of WMAppManifest.xml and config.xml.

Windows

Tab Option Description Additional Comments
General SDK Version The target Windows Phone SDK with which AppBuilder attempts to build your app.
  • You can build for Windows Phone 8.1 only if your app targets Apache Cordova 3.7.0 or later.
  • You cannot run apps built for Windows Phone 8.1 on Windows Phone device.
Tile Title The title displayed in the tile on the start screen, if the app is pinned to the start screen. None
Publisher This field corresponds to Package/Properties/PublisherDisplayName. Sets a friendly name for the publisher that can be displayed to users. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the PublisherDisplayName attribute described here. If not set, AppBuilder sets your user name as the publisher name.
Windows publisher name This field corresponds to Package/Identity/Publisher. Describes the contents of the package. The attribute is case-sensitive. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the Publisher attribute described here. If you want to publish a Windows Phone 8.1 app in the Windows Phone Store, this attribute must match the publisher subject information of the certificate used to sign the package.
Publisher ID The Publisher ID is a unique identifier that you can use when you develop company hub apps to control the visibility between apps and the testability on devices.
  • AppBuilder generates a unique Publisher ID for newly created apps from template and preserves the Publisher ID for apps cloned from a git repository.
  • If you want to publish a Windows Phone 8.1 app in the Windows Phone Store, set the Publisher GUID for your account as listed in the Windows Dev Center.
Product ID The Product ID is a unique identifier that lets Microsoft and Windows Phone identify your app. When updating your app, you need to preserve the Product ID. AppBuilder generates a unique Product ID for newly created apps from template and preserves the Publisher ID for apps cloned from a git repository.
Package identity name This field corresponds to Package/Identity/Name. Describes the publisher information. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the Name attribute described here. None.
Supported Resolutions The supported resolutions property toggles the availability of your app for the selected device screen resolutions. You might want to configure your icons and splash screens based on your supported resolutions. For more information about multi-screen support in Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, see Multi-resolution apps for Windows Phone.
Capabilities The capabilities determine which Windows Phone services your app needs to work properly.
  • If an Apache Cordova plugin requires a capability to be enabled, AppBuilder will automatically enable it when building the application package but will not list it in the Properties.
  • If not enabled, AppBuilder will enable the Web Browser Component capability during the build process but will not list it in the Properties.
Requirements The requirements determine what Windows Phone hardware your app needs to work properly. If an Apache Cordova plugin requires a requirement to be enabled, AppBuilder will automatically enable it when building the application package but will not list it in the Properties.

To configure settings that are not available in the Properties dialog, you can edit the code of WMAppManifest.xml and config.xml.

Visual Studio

Tab Option Description Additional Comments
General SDK Version The target Windows Phone SDK with which AppBuilder attempts to build your app.
  • You can build for Windows Phone 8.1 only if your app targets Apache Cordova 3.7.0 or later.
  • You cannot run apps built for Windows Phone 8.1 on Windows Phone device.
Tile Title The title displayed in the tile on the start screen, if the app is pinned to the start screen. None
Publisher This field corresponds to Package/Properties/PublisherDisplayName. Sets a friendly name for the publisher that can be displayed to users. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the PublisherDisplayName attribute described here. If not set, AppBuilder sets your user name as the publisher name.
Windows publisher name This field corresponds to Package/Identity/Publisher. Describes the contents of the package. The attribute is case-sensitive. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the Publisher attribute described here. If you want to publish a Windows Phone 8.1 app in the Windows Phone Store, this attribute must match the publisher subject information of the certificate used to sign the package.
Publisher ID The Publisher ID is a unique identifier that you can use when you develop company hub apps to control the visibility between apps and the testability on devices.
  • AppBuilder generates a unique Publisher ID for newly created apps from template and preserves the Publisher ID for apps cloned from a git repository.
  • If you want to publish a Windows Phone 8.1 app in the Windows Phone Store, set the Publisher GUID for your account as listed in the Windows Dev Center.
Product ID The Product ID is a unique identifier that lets Microsoft and Windows Phone identify your app. When updating your app, you need to preserve the Product ID. AppBuilder generates a unique Product ID for newly created apps from template and preserves the Publisher ID for apps cloned from a git repository.
Package identity name This field corresponds to Package/Identity/Name. Describes the publisher information. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the Name attribute described here. None.
Supported Resolutions The supported resolutions property toggles the availability of your app for the selected device screen resolutions. You might want to configure your icons and splash screens based on your supported resolutions. For more information about multi-screen support in Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, see Multi-resolution apps for Windows Phone.
Capabilities The capabilities determine which Windows Phone services your app needs to work properly.
  • If an Apache Cordova plugin requires a capability to be enabled, AppBuilder will automatically enable it when building the application package but will not list it in the Properties.
  • If not enabled, AppBuilder will enable the Web Browser Component capability during the build process but will not list it in the Properties.
Requirements The requirements determine what Windows Phone hardware your app needs to work properly. If an Apache Cordova plugin requires a requirement to be enabled, AppBuilder will automatically enable it when building the application package but will not list it in the Properties.

To configure settings that are not available in the Properties dialog, you can edit the code of WMAppManifest.xml and config.xml.

CLI

Option Description Additional Comments
WPSdk The target Windows Phone SDK with which AppBuilder attempts to build your app.
  • You can build for Windows Phone 8.1 only if your app targets Apache Cordova 3.7.0 or later.
  • You cannot run apps built for Windows Phone 8.1 on Windows Phone device.
WP8TileTitle The title displayed in the tile on the start screen, if the app is pinned to the start screen. None
WP8Publisher This field corresponds to Package/Properties/PublisherDisplayName. Sets a friendly name for the publisher that can be displayed to users. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the PublisherDisplayName attribute described here. If not set, AppBuilder sets your user name as the publisher name.
WP8ProductID The Product ID is a unique identifier that lets Microsoft and Windows Phone identify your app. When updating your app, you need to preserve the Product ID. AppBuilder generates a unique Product ID for newly created apps from template and preserves the Publisher ID for apps cloned from a git repository.
WP8PublisherID The Publisher ID is a unique identifier that you can use when you develop company hub apps to control the visibility between apps and the testability on devices.
  • AppBuilder generates a unique Publisher ID for newly created apps from template and preserves the Publisher ID for apps cloned from a git repository.
  • If you want to publish a Windows Phone 8.1 app in the Windows Phone Store, set the Publisher GUID for your account as listed in the Windows Dev Center.
WP8Capabilities The capabilities determine which Windows Phone services your app needs to work properly.
  • If an Apache Cordova plugin requires a capability to be enabled, AppBuilder will automatically enable it when building the application package but will not list it in the Properties.
  • If not enabled, AppBuilder will enable the WebBrowserComponent capability during the build process but will not list it in the Properties.
WP8PackageIdentityName This field corresponds to Package/Identity/Name. Describes the publisher information. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the Name attribute described here. None.
WP8Requirements The requirements determine what Windows Phone hardware your app needs to work properly. If an Apache Cordova plugin requires a requirement to be enabled, AppBuilder will automatically enable it when building the application package but will not list it in the Properties.
WP8SupportedResolutions The supported resolutions property toggles the availability of your app for the selected device screen resolutions. You might want to configure your icons and splash screens based on your supported resolutions. For more information about multi-screen support in Windows Phone, see Multi-resolution apps for Windows Phone.
WP8WindowsPublisherName This field corresponds to Package/Identity/Publisher. Describes the contents of the package. The attribute is case-sensitive. Must be a string that meets the requirements for the Package/Identity/Publisher attribute described here. If you want to publish a Windows Phone 8.1 app in the Windows Phone Store, this attribute must match the publisher subject information of the certificate used to sign the package.

To configure settings that are not available in the Properties dialog, you can edit the code of WMAppManifest.xml and config.xml.

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