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How to deploy my app for test on my Surface device

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  • Dear all,

    I just receive my brand new Surface device and would like to try one of of how company test program on it.
    So far I have build and test the app on the simulator but now that I have the device, how can I send it to be install on real device without going through Windows store as it is an internal application ?

    thnaks for help

    regards

    serge


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    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 7:26 AM

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  • you need remote debugging: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bt727f1t.aspx


    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer - Windows Store Apps Using C#

    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 7:41 AM
  • Hi,

    if you want to deploy your app on a Surface for testing purposes you can install the app package (it can be built with Visual Studio) through PowerShell (there a description for that in the package). Before you can do this you will need a developer license for this machine. How you can get one is described on the following site - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh974578.aspx


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    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:25 PM
  • thnaks for your reply.

    How can I connect my Surface device to my local machine in order to be seen by VS 2012 ?
    Does VS2012 will prompt you for upload you app on your device directly ?

    regards

    serge


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    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 11:55 PM
  • You connect over the network. If you set Visual Studio 2012 to remote debug it will automatically deploy the app to the target machine. Otherwise you can generate a local deployment app package, copy it across, and then install it.

    Tim Heuer has a good walkthrough of the remote debugging process on his blog at Remote Debugging your Windows Store app on your Surface .

    --Rob

    Thursday, November 08, 2012 12:15 AM
  • Great thnaks.

    By the way, do you know if the dev env for windows 8 can co exist on a single machine installed with vs2010 ?

    I have may actuall dev machine where I have vs2010 runing win 7 64 bits, and I would like to install side by side VS2012 xill it work ?

    regards

    serge


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    Thursday, November 08, 2012 8:36 AM
  • well yes you can install 2012 next to 2010 but to develop windows 8 apps you need windows 8


    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer - Windows Store Apps Using C#

    Thursday, November 08, 2012 8:39 AM
  • Tim Heuer's blogpost is the best resource for this: http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2012/10/26/remote-debugging-windows-store-apps-on-surface-arm-devices.aspx

    You can also create an appx using Project -> Store -> Create package, to generate an appx package. Grab the folder and run the .ps1 script on the surface to install.

    Thursday, November 08, 2012 4:45 PM
  • so it means that if I want both environement I need to go to build a VM ? What is the best free VM tool nicely supporting WIndows 8

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    Sunday, November 11, 2012 10:02 PM
  • build a VM? for wghat? you need your computer and your surface. you cant run Visual Studio on your surface

    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer - Windows Store Apps Using C#

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 11:11 PM
  • @Dave, on my computer I have Windows 7 and cannot migrate to to windows 8 now. So mentioned in that post if I need to build a windows 8 app for my surface, I need to have Windows 8 on my desktop..So as I have windows 7 I can't build windows 8 app for my Surface corrrect ? that is teh reason I was mentionning If I need absolutly to get a Windows 8 dev OS, I will need to build a VM as I need to keep W7

    regards

    serge


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    Monday, November 12, 2012 1:07 PM
  • You could also create a VHD and do dual boot to it, so you don't need to have the overhead of running in a VM, and still get to keep your Win7. This blogpost cover this: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/GuideToInstallingAndBootingWindows8DeveloperPreviewOffAVHDVirtualHardDisk.aspx

    /Morten
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    Monday, November 12, 2012 4:20 PM
  • Hi Sir

    I am new to windows store app development.

    can you please suggest how to generate local deployment package and how to install the same package on windows surface tablet having OS Windows Rt installed..

    When i tried to install remote tools for ARM, i failed to install..

    Can i install developer license on surface tablet?

    Thanks for help

    Yahsvantha G M

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 3:26 AM