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How to Publish your Windows Phone 8 Application on the Store

, 26 Mar 2014 CPOL
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This tip shows you how to publish a Windows Phone 8 application step by step.


Almost of my friends asked me how to publish my Windows Phone 8 application on the store and this process can take time because your application must meet all the store requirements. So, in this tip, we will see together how to publish a Windows Phone 8 application step by step.


Our application lets us see the latest movies with a full description. It is ready. We have to test it before starting the Publishing steps. We run the application and we see the outputs. Inside the emulator, you will see the latest movies as we see in the picture shown below:

Now, we need to start the process, let's start with Build in "Release" Mode which is necessary to submit the application store for download. To change the build mode from "Debug" to "Release", we should click on build menu >configuration Manager, then change the configuration like the picture shown below:

In fact, it is important to create the application Icons. If you aren't good on using graphical editing tool, don't worry, I advice you to use Windows Phone Icon Maker, which is freely available at

This tool will generate automatically all required different size icons.

Once these icons are created, you have to open Project>Properties>WMAppManifest.xml where you will associate the icons and complete the application description.

After that, we have to disable the functionality of frame-rate counter, so open App.Xaml.cs and disable this line of code:

//Display the current frame rate counters
//Application.Current.Host.Settings.EnableFrameRateCounter = true; 

Added to this, we want to take at least 3 screenshots.

Now open the project menu and click on Open Store Test Kit. Associate all images and the Windows should look like:

That is great.

Now you need to enter the website which has this link:, click on Publish then submit app. The Window should look like this one:

Compete the app information. Then, you need to Upload the project package found at C:\Users\Hadrich\Documents\Visual Studio 2013\Projects\MoviesShow\MoviesShow\Bin\Release.

Finally, you need to associate all screenshots and click on submit. Well done.

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In this tip, we have learned how to easily submit a Windows Phone 8 on the Store.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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