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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Simulating Acceleration with the Emulator

At times it may be difficult to test an app directly on a real device, such as when you are developing an app for a new version of the Windows Phone SDK that has not yet been rolled out to phone devices. Fortunately, the emulator has a tool for simulating the accelerometer, which can be accessed by clicking on the Additional Tools button of the emulator menu (see Figure 16.2).

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FIGURE 16.2 Click the bottom arrow on the emulator menu to launch the Additional Tools window.

The Accelerometer tab of the Additional Tools window allows you to manipulate the position of the virtual device; moving the small red ...

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