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Building Javascript Application without a developers account

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  • I am new to Windows 8 development so please excuse this very basic question.  I am trying to build a proof of concept app that will run on a Windows 8 tablet.  This app is being built using HTML5/Javascript/CSS technologies.  I have created the basic framework and tested it on my development machine and now I want to run the app on the tablet.  The table is not connected to the network therefore I am trying to build the app on my development machine and then copy it to the tablet (the table can use USB thumb drives).

    I tried to use the "Project/Store/Create App Package" option but that requires you to sign up for the Windows app store which we are not ready to do (our apps are for in-house use).  I have also tried the "Build/Build Solution" but that does not seem to build a deploy-able package.

    Is there a way to build my project so I can deploy it on my test tablet without signing up for a Microsoft Store account?

    Thanks,

    Jon

    • Moved by Marvin_Guo Friday, April 18, 2014 2:49 AM better forum
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:21 PM

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  • Hi Jon,

    I think this thread is specific to Win8 Store app forum. So I am helping you to move this thread directly into that forum. Thank you for your understanding.

    Regards,


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    Friday, April 18, 2014 2:45 AM
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  • You'll need to put the tablet on the network to get a developer license, but you don't need a store account. There is an option to build an app package for local deployment.

    see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/bg126235.aspx

    Friday, April 18, 2014 5:12 AM
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