Testing Windows Phone apps

[ 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 ]

The development tools for Windows Phone apps include some standalone testing tools. Test your Windows Phone apps with these tools to ensure a high-quality user experience.

Topic Description
Test app features in Windows Phone Emulator Simulate real-world interaction with a device and test the features of your app by using the tools included with Windows Phone Emulator.
Test and troubleshoot apps with the Windows Phone Developer Power Tools Windows Phone Developer Power Tools are three powerful testing and debugging tools for app developers packaged into a single user interface. Use the Power Tools to monitor your app's responsiveness and resource consumption and to debug its crashes. After you make fixes, run the tools again to verify the improved stability and performance of your app.
Test files and data with the Isolated Storage Explorer tool Use Isolated Storage Explorer to list, copy, and replace files and directories in your Windows Phone app’s local folder. With this tool you can verify that the correct files are being saved in the correct location, or you can test your app with files that you copy from your computer.