How to Use the Application Deployment Tool for Windows Phone

The Windows Phone Application Deployment tool allows you to deploy your application to developer registered devices for testing before you submit your application to Windows Phone Marketplace. The client tool is a stand-alone application that is installed automatically when you install the Windows Phone Developer Tools.

By Staff

Windows Phone

1/28/2011

The Windows Phone Application Deployment tool allows you to deploy your application to developer registered devices for testing before you submit your application to Windows Phone Marketplace. This client tool is a stand-alone application that is installed automatically when you install the Windows Phone Developer Tools. For more information, see Installing Windows Phone Developer Tools.

Note:
You can side-load up to ten applications on a developer-registered device. This limit does not affect applications installed via the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Prerequisites

To complete this procedure, you must have the following:

Using the Windows Phone Application Deployment Tool

To use the Application Deployment tool

  1. Connect your phone to the computer.

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  2. Verify that the Zune software recognizes the connected device.
  3. Click Start.
  4. Point to All Programs, and then click Windows Phone Developer Tools.
  5. Click Application Deployment.

    The application deployment tool starts, as shown below.

    Note:
    You can also run the tool from the following location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v7.0\Tools\XAP Deployment\XapDeploy.exe.
  6. In the Target drop-down box, select either the Windows Phone 7 Emulator or Windows Phone 7 Deviceas the target for the XAP file.
  7. Click Browseand locate the XAP file that you want deploy.
  8. Click the Deploy button.

    If the deployment is successful, the Status field displays XAP Deployment Complete.

Troubleshooting

For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Windows Phone Developer Tools.

See Also

Other Resources

Deploying and Testing on a Physical Windows Phone Device
How to: Use the Developer Registration Tool for Windows Phone
How to: Use the Connect Tool for Windows Phone

This article was originally published on the MSDN website. Reprinted with permission.

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