Modify the Device panel settings

When you are working on a Windows Phone project, you can modify the device settings to change the appearance of the Windows Phone-style application page in the document window. You can also change the preview settings from a WXGA, WVGA, or 720p Windows Phone Emulator, or to a Windows Phone device.

If you preview your Windows Phone project in the emulator, you can also change certain settings after you run your project.

To modify the device settings for a Windows Phone project

  • In the Device panel, do one or more of the following:

    • Orientation You can change the orientation of the application page by clicking Portrait or Landscape .

    • Display This is option is only visible when you choose Windows Phone 8.0 projects. Click an option to have your application scale to the corresponding screen size of the device.

    • Theme You can preview the background theme of the application page by clicking Dark or Light. You can also preview the accent colors for each theme by clicking a color from the drop-down list to the right of the theme preview options.

    • Accent You can preview the accent colors for each theme by clicking a color from the drop-down list.

    • Show chrome Click to show or hide the chrome UI on the phone app.

    • Clip to display Choose this option to size the data content on the phone to fit within the app viewing area.

    • Deploy target You can choose whether to preview your application on the emulator or a device by clicking an emulator version or clicking Device.

To modify the settings for the Windows Phone Emulator

  • After you run your project, hover the pointer over the emulator to display the Windows Phone Emulator controls, and then do one or more of the following:

Click to close emulator

Click to minimize emulator

Click to rotate emulator 90° to the left

Click to rotate emulator 90° to the right

Click to enlarge emulator

Click to set zoom level

Click to access additional tools

See Also

Tasks

Preview a Windows Phone project