Displaying the Saved Pictures in the Windows Phone 8 emulator

One cool feature of the Windows Phone emulator is that it allows you to select pictures from your app (using the PhotoChooserTask) without having to try your app on a physical device. For example, this code (which I used in some of my recent presentations) will trigger the Photo Chooser UI to be displayed on the emulator too:

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# Beware Microsoft's Buy New Computer Upgrade to Win8 Pro Scam

left by C Gallagher @virtualCableTV at 11/18/2012 11:09 PM Gravatar
Microsoft is scamming developers with their "buy a new computer and upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.95" without fair advisory to developers.

Windows Phone 8 emulator requires hardware virtualization in BIOS which most Windows 7 machines being sold do not support and is actually impossible to learn about until after the sale is made.

Furthermore, the people Microsoft are ripping off this time cannot download the upgrade -- they have to install the upgrade over the WWW directly onto the "new" machine so there is no way to reinstall a failed upgrade that I have observed.

# re: Displaying the Saved Pictures in the Windows Phone 8 emulator

left by Laurent at 11/20/2012 4:17 PM Gravatar
I am sorry you feel scammed (though really, 15 bucks, dude...) but the fact that Windows Phone 8 development needs SLAT is published at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35471 and really everyone can see that. Anyway I am not quite sure what this has to do with this post.
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