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3 Options to Launch Windows Store App from Visual Studio

When you develop a Windows Store App , you would want to deploy it in order to test it . There are 3 different options for the developer to launch Windows Store App from Visual Studio. These include

  • Local Machine
  • Remote Machine
  • Simulator


3 Options to Launch Windows Store App from Visual Studio

Local Machine

When you create a new project(XAML) and click the “Start Debugging” button in Microsoft Visual Studio , it launches the app in the local machine by default.

Remote Machine

You can deploy , test and debug the Windows Store app to different Windows 8.1 device which is available in your local network . This requires the “Remote Tools for Visual Studio” installed and running in the target machine.


The Simulator option provides the developers to simulate various things like screen resolution , aspect ration , touch , network conditions , location , orientation etc.

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.