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How do you register your (phone) device

As above.  I'm using Visual Studio 2010 and I'm told via marketplace I can register up to 3 devices by using visual studio.  How? nothing obvious in VS such as "register device"!?
 

15 Answers Found

 

Answer 1

There's an interface in the Marketplace web portal about registered devices. I've not gotten my hands on any hardware yet so I can't say I've spent any time examining it. Just saw it in passing. 
 

Answer 2

It will be fully explained when devices are made available.  All you have to do now is have a Marketplace registration ready.
 

Answer 3

I thought the whole point of being able to register  a device  was so that, as a developer, you could test your application on a real phone  and not the emulator.  I'm not going to publish anything to MarketPlace until I'm happy it works in the real world, but I'm being prevented from doing that.  Why can't Visual Studio simply pickup that fact that I have a phone connected to my computer and allow me to deploy to that device?

I understand that Microsoft want to control the quality of the applications being available on MarketPlace, but this is stifling development.  I want to test my apps as I develop, not wait until sometime in the future and have the headache of having to recode elements that you haven't been able to test properly.

You would of thought that MS would have provided a portal for developers to test apps on their own devices as part of the MarketPlace registration?  Otherwise, why register?  Why pay to be a MarketPlace apps provider when you can't test the apps you're developing!!!?

I hope this ISSUE is resolved V. quickly. 

 

Answer 4

Sorry Andrew, but seems to be the norm than an issue right now for consumer devices.

If you want to deploy a Windows Phone application you have to be registered for a marketplace. If you wanted to deploy an xbox game you'd have to be registered for their equivalent. If you wanted to deploy an iPhone application you have to be registered with Apple (all three of these registrations are 99 USD/year each). The Android devices are seem to have extreme bipolarization; for a given device  you can either deploy anything or you may only deploy applications from their marketplace (it's an OEM/carrier decision for those devices). 

 

Answer 5

I understand the need for registration, I don't understand why I am unable to deploy to my device  to test an application?  Once you have registered, which I have, I should be allowed to test an app on a real life device.  I understand that this is what will happen, but why isn't it happening now.  MS should have got this sorted before they got people to register.

As I said, I understand the need to register. I don't understand why I am unable to deploy my app to my phone  now?  There are at least 2 reasons for this.

1) As a developer, I wish to test my new app on a real device.  I'm unable to do this at present, so I won't be developing any apps as I can't test them.

2) Do Microsoft seriously believe that ever application written for windows phone is a commercial application?  I might want to write something which is specific to me and my work.  I don't want to sell it or put it to the Marketplace.  It’s for personal use only.  How does that type of development fit into Microsoft’s phone vision?

For the 1st time last year, Apple made more money than Microsoft predominantly due to the success of the iPhone.  It has 200,000 plus apps available to use.  MS Marketplace has about 200 apps.  MS are seriously shooting themselves in the foot here unless they quickly resolve this problem of testing and deployment.  At present, if I want to make money writing phone apps, I choose Apple.

Can someone give me a straight answer as why I can't deploy to my phone before releasing to Marketplace?  And if you can, how?

 

 

Answer 6

I understand the need for registration, I don't understand why I am unable to deploy to my device  to test an application?  Once you have registered, which I have, I should be allowed to test an app on a real life device. I understand that this is what will happen, but why isn't it happening now.  MS should have got this sorted before they got people to register.

I think I've missed something. It sounds like you are saying you've met the prerequisites for deploying your own application to a device from within Visual Studio (i.e. being registered for the Windows Marketplace for Mobile) but are upset because the full details of registering a device are not yet publicly known. Is it the case that you've received hardware but no information on how to use it yet? 

 

    
 

Answer 7

I'm failing to see what the issue is too.  When you get a device, you will also get the instructions on how to register  it, which takes all of a few minutes.  If you already have hardware, you will have received the instructions on how to register it for deployment and testing.  If you don't have hardware, then you cannot register it because the device  needs to be connected to your PC to do the registration.
 

Answer 8

Gentlemen,

I have my own smart phone.  How do I register  it?  I have not recieved any information from Microsoft.  Very simple question.

 

Answer 9

I think I see the source of confusion. You are asking about Visual studio  2010. That works with Windows phone  7. But you are asking about a phone you all ready have. That won't work with Visual Studio 2010. If your phone OS is Windows Mobile 6 there is no registration process and you need to use Vistudio 2008.
 

Answer 10

Andrew, I share your frustration. 

I would like to add my comments to this discussion.  I have asked the same question in this forum.  I have a windows mobile 7 phone, the one just released.  I have registered for the marketplace and have done everything as instructed by Microsoft.  In my Account, under device  registration i quote:

 

"Device Registration"

 "The following devices have been registered and may be used to test your unpublished Windows phone  7 applications. Adding additional devices must be accomplished through Visual Studio, but you may only add the maximum number allowable by your account. You may remove devices from this list at any time by selecting the remove option below."

The question is:  How do I register  my device?  I am a developer and would like to test on my phone.  How is this done?

 

 

Answer 11

Andrew, I share your frustration. 

I would like to add my comments to this discussion.  I have asked the same question in this forum.  I have a windows mobile 7 phone, the one just released.  I have registered for the marketplace and have done everything as instructed by Microsoft.  In my Account, under device  registration i quote:

 

"Device Registration"

 "The following devices have been registered and may be used to test your unpublished Windows phone  7 applications. Adding additional devices must be accomplished through Visual Studio, but you may only add the maximum number allowable by your account. You may remove devices from this list at any time by selecting the remove option below."

The question is:  How do I register  my device?  I am a developer and would like to test on my phone.  How is this done?

 

 

Answer 12

For completeness of this discussion, Maebea mentioned in another thread that they have a HTC HD2, which is not a Windows phone  7 device.  Windows Mobile 6.5 devices do not need to be unlocked or registered in order to deploy apps to them, and Windows Mobile 6.5 requires Visual Studio 2008.

The Marketplace page referenced in this thread is for Windows Phone 7 devices only, i.e. not the HD2, and developers who receive a pre-release phone will also receive instructions on how to register  those devices with Marketplace.

 

Answer 13

So, how do I go about getting a version of Visual Studio 2008, considering I've just wasted time amd money with installing Visual Studio 2010.  Do Microsoft offera a downgrade so you can develop for the latest mobile phones?
 

Answer 14

There's no downgrade program. But if you got Visual Studio 2010 with a high enough MSDN subscription then you can download Visual Studio 2008 from MSDN. 
 

Answer 15

First, you have to make sure that you have an approved account at the Windows phone  for Developers site (https://developer.windowsphone.com/ ). That costs $99.

 

Then, you need to install the Zune software that works with your Windows Phone 7. That should be version 4.7 or higher. I don't know if you can get access to that without being on a Microsoft developer list, but if you have a phone at this point (writing in early August), you're probably on one of those lists.

 

Open Zune with the phone connected and unlock the phone screen.

 

Then, go to the start menu and type "windows phone" you should see "Windows Phone Developer Registration". You should be able to simply type in your username (probably your e-mail address) and password that you used for the Windows Phone for Developers site.

 

Hope that helps!

 
 
 

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