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Newbie: Can I Deploy and remote to W8.1 Tablet from VS2012 ?

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  • I understand that I can only develop W8.0 Apps with VS2012, but that these should still run on W8.1 RT Tablets. However I am not clear on my development and debugging environment being compatible:

    I wish to continue develop W8 Apps under VS2012 for the time being, and deploy/ debug onto a W8.1 RT Tablet. (Nokia Lumia 2520) - But I am nervous on two counts:

    a) Will a VS2012 Remote debugger session see and connect to a W8.1 Tablet ?

    b) It is not clear how to install the VS2012 Remote Tools (ARM) onto the Tablet.  How do I get the downloaded files onto my Tablet, and then how install correctly, as the W8.1 Desktop is now tied down.   (http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=38184 it just says  "Run the installer on the remote machine" But I do not have a desktop on my Tablet Device?

    I believe that Before I buy the Nokia Lumia 2520 W81. RT Tablet, I will need to check it got 'Powershell'  App installed on it, so I can deploy W8 (and maybe W8.1) Apps packages directly onto it.   


    Silverlight an XNA Fan

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:43 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    About the first question, the answer is "yes". You can install the 2012 Remote Debugger Tools on the tablet. Afterwards, you can install the 2013 version side by side as well.

    You can refer to the links below to know how to install the remote tools in tablet and how to debug app in remote:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/bg126234.aspx

    http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2012/10/26/remote-debugging-windows-store-apps-on-surface-arm-devices.aspx

    Best Wishes!


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