Using the Same Machine for Debugging and Installing


  • I have only one Windows 8 machine, which is my Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro. Because Windows Store Apps must be developed using a Windows 8 machine, what I normally do is connect to my Surface using Remote Desktop. Also, because I like to install my apps from the Windows Store once they have been published (after all, what better way to find missed bugs and form opinions than by playing the role of a consumer?), the actual thing gets installed on the same machine after development is done. However, if I do decide to modify the app later on (to add a feature or fix a bug), it ends up replacing the copy installed on my machine from the Windows Store. Is there a way that I can keep the copy installed from Windows Store and the copy installed by Visual Studio 2012 (by using Simulator or Local Machine) separate so that they do not interfere with each other? I am sure I am not the only home developer that has only one Windows 8 machine, so I would think I'm not the only person with this problem. Thanks.

    Nathan Sokalski njsokalski@hotmail.com http://www.nathansokalski.com/

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:55 AM