In some situations, it's helpful to show the Xbox screen on your developer computer. That's why Microsoft created the Developer Mode companion app. This video shows how to install it on your computer.
- [Instructor] You need to have an Xbox One to test…the Universal Windows app on the Xbox hardware.…That means that during the development process,…you'll be looking at the computer screen while writing code.…And then looking at the TV screen while testing the app.…And if you are debugging the code,…you'll be switching between the two screens.…Looking at the app on the TV,…checking your breakpoints in analytics,…and visual studio on the other screen.…Plus you'll be picking up the Xbox controller…to navigate the app on the Xbox.…Then switching to the keyboard…and mouse on the developer computer.…
If the Xbox and the development computer…are in the same room near each other,…this isn't a big issue.…But sometimes the Xbox is across the room from your desk.…Or if you are sharing the Xbox with other developers,…it might be down the hall in another room.…In this situation it's helpful to show…the Xbox screen on your developer computer.…That's why Microsoft created the Dev Mode Companion app.…Let's see how to install it on your computer.…
- Setting up the development environment
- Installing Visual Studio
- Creating a Dev Center account
- Installing and activating Developer Mode on Xbox One
- Pairing Visual Studio with the Xbox
- Mirroring Xbox One content to a PC
- Exploring a UWP app on a PC, mobile device, and Xbox One
- Creating a basic UWP app
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Set Up the Development Environment
2. Why Build an App for Xbox?
3. Create a Basic UWP App
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