How to launch an app on an ARM Surface device from a Windows 8 PC ?


  • I use my custom unit test system and I'm trying to remotely launch an app on a Surface Device from a Windows 8 PC.
    I'd like something that will work like the remote debugger of Visual Studio 2012 (which can launch an app on the Surface Device).
    I tried remote Powershell but I got errors.

    Do anybody known any way to achieve this kind of remote launching ?

    Monday, January 7, 2013 2:02 PM

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  • There isn't a good way to do this. The Visual Studio 2012 debugger does not directly launch the app remotely: it requires the remote debugging tools run on the remote system. The debugger then connects to the remote debugging tools and asks them to launch the app. 


    Monday, January 7, 2013 10:26 PM
  • That's what I thought and why I tried remote Powershell.
    My idea was to find "something" on the Surface device that can launch an app.
    And then have a way to run this "something" from the PC.

    The "something" may be an app : is there a way to launch another app from a first one ?
    May I try an app as a "service", running and polling a webservice for commands to launch other apps on the Surface ?

    • Edited by Yanou Wednesday, January 9, 2013 8:44 AM
    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:28 AM