Porting Windows Runtime apps to Windows Phone 8.1

[This article is for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x developers writing Windows Runtime apps. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation]


This section covers porting apps from Windows 8.1 to Windows Phone 8.1. The topics in this section show you how to port your projects in Microsoft Visual Studio and note API behavior changes that could affect ported apps.

Note You must be running Windows 8.1 with Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 installed. Your app built for Windows 8.1 will not run on Windows Phone 8.1 without taking these steps.

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How to port a Windows Runtime app using JavaScript to Windows Phone

This article describes a step-by-step process for porting your Windows Runtime app using JavaScript from Windows 8.1 to Windows Phone 8.1.

WinJS API changes for Windows Phone 8.1(Windows Runtime apps using JavaScript and HTML)

This document lists API deprecations, functional changes, and optimizations introduced for Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS) on Windows Phone 8.1.

Windows 8.1: New APIs and features for developers