Registering with the Windows Store

To publish an application to the Windows Store, no matter if it is free or paid, you must be a registered developer. Registering is a paid service unless you have an MSDN subscription, which entitles you to claim a complimentary developer account. You should register only if you are really sure that you will be publishing apps to the Windows Store; otherwise, you should not register but should instead use the developer tools for local testing with the device emulators.

This chapter describes application development based on the device emulators, so you do not need to register with the Store. Only the last part of this chapter describes the submission process, which requires a developer account, but you can ...

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