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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Simulating Real-World Conditions with the Simulation Dashboard

As a developer, it is a common mistake to assume that an application will be used under the same conditions of that during development. With mobile development, this assumption is all the more erroneous. You should never assume that a phone is going to have an active Internet connection, nor that a connection will be able to support a fast data rate. If your app performs poorly or even fails when there is a slow or intermittent data connection, users are likely to give your app a poor rating on the Windows Phone Marketplace.

The Windows Phone SDK includes a tool called the Simulation Dashboard, which enables you to simulate a less-than-optimal data connection while debugging your ...

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