Setting up the Windows Universal and Windows Phone 8 development environment

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Prerequisite: If you intend to use IBM MobileFirst Platform Studio or CLI to develop your application, first read the Setting up the MobileFirst development environment tutorial.

Before you start to develop, deploy, and test your Windows Universal and Windows Phone Sliverlight 8 applications, an additional step is required for setting up the Windows and Windows Phone 8 development environment. This includes installing Visual Studio 2013.

Windows Universal and Windows Phone 8 development tools

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE), which you can use to develop applications for either the Windows Universal or Windows Phone 8 platform.

Note: To create Windows 8 Universal applications , you must have a computer that runs Windows 8.1 OS.

To download Visual Studio Express (2013 or greater) or Community Edition for Windows Phone, visit the Microsoft Visual Studio download website.

Inclusive terminology note: The Mobile First Platform team is making changes to support the IBM® initiative to replace racially biased and other discriminatory language in our code and content with more inclusive language. While IBM values the use of inclusive language, terms that are outside of IBM's direct influence are sometimes required for the sake of maintaining user understanding. As other industry leaders join IBM in embracing the use of inclusive language, IBM will continue to update the documentation to reflect those changes.
Last modified on November 30, 2015