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


Visual Studio for Windows Phone is the official Microsoft IDE for Windows Phone development. It is a complete development ...

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