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    Test on WP 7.8, release for WP 8?

    Hi,
    if i compile application and test on WP 7.8 (Lumia 800) (VS 2010)
    shall i be able to publish to WP 8


    Regards
    Wael

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    Re: Test on WP 7.8, release for WP 8?

    Hi!
    Windows Phone 8 can run all Windows Phone 7.X applications. But if you want to make use of Windows Phone 8 features, you need to target Windows Phone 8 runtime and cant test on Windows Phone 7.X devices.

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    Re: Test on WP 7.8, release for WP 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by josueyeray View Post
    Hi!
    Windows Phone 8 can run all Windows Phone 7.X applications. But if you want to make use of Windows Phone 8 features, you need to target Windows Phone 8 runtime and cant test on Windows Phone 7.X devices.
    Mind that if you use Windows Phone 8 specific features, like Live Apps, it wont work on Windows Phone 7.x devices.

    My take on this is: use Windows Phone 7.x as a target unless you really need to target specific Windows Phone 8 features. If you dont need to target Windows Phone 8 specific features, by targeting Windows Phone 7.x you will be targeting a larger audience and devices.

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    Re: Test on WP 7.8, release for WP 8?

    You can target 7.8 with "some" specific WP8 new features (new tiles, new tasks ...)
    I suggest you look at this awesome fresh made library by one of the Nokia Dev Champs http://mangopollo.codeplex.com/
    With that you can easily create new tiles(iconic, cyclic , flip ...) and call WP8 specific launchers on 7.8 apps

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    Re: Test on WP 7.8, release for WP 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by WPMorocco View Post
    You can target 7.8 with "some" specific WP8 new features (new tiles, new tasks ...)
    I suggest you look at this awesome fresh made library by one of the Nokia Dev Champs http://mangopollo.codeplex.com/
    With that you can easily create new tiles(iconic, cyclic , flip ...) and call WP8 specific launchers on 7.8 apps
    Sounds useful - worth adding to Toolkits_and_Libraries_for_Windows_Phone?

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    Re: Test on WP 7.8, release for WP 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by hamishwillee View Post
    Sounds useful - worth adding to Toolkits_and_Libraries_for_Windows_Phone?
    Definitely worth it! Personally , I'm using it

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    Re: Test on WP 7.8, release for WP 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by WPMorocco View Post
    Definitely worth it! Personally , I'm using it
    Can I encourage you to do so? You know far more about it than I do. If not, let me know and I'll do it.

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    Re: Test on WP 7.8, release for WP 8?

    Sure, I will

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    Re: Test on WP 7.8, release for WP 8?

    You can use WP7 xap on WP8.
    But if you re-compile your WP7 application on WP8, you can have compatibility errors because some APIs changed!

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    Re: Test on WP 7.8, release for WP 8?

    Yes , the WP7 should generally work fine on Windows Phone 8

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    Re: Test on WP 7.8, release for WP 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by waelfarouk View Post
    Hi,
    if i compile application and test on WP 7.8 (Lumia 800) (VS 2010)
    shall i be able to publish to WP 8


    Regards
    Wael

    In order to publish it as WP8 app, you just need to switch your compiler to WP8 (Option will be present after installing WP8 SDK) and eureka! You'll have your WP7 App ready to hit markets of WP8!
    I have compiled my 3 WP7 apps to WP8 in the similar manner!
    Now both can run on WP devices! Enjoy the best of both worlds!

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