Configuring the Windows Phone development environment

In order to configure your Windows Phone 8 development environment, you will need the following:

  • Windows 8 operating system or any higher compatible Windows versions.
  • Windows Phone SDK 8.0, which includes a standalone Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone, Windows Phone emulators, and other useful tools to profile Windows Phone applications. The Windows Phone SDK can also work as an add-in to the Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate editions.

In order to download Windows Phone SDK 8.0, go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35471.

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