Take a tour of the developer tools and settings found in the Xbox Developer Mode app.
- [Instructor] When you restart the Xbox in developer mode, you'll notice some differences in the user interface. The first thing you'll notice is that you're not signed in, and if you go up here and look at the users, it says that no one is signed in, and there's no users showing up here. So your user accounts don't carry over. Since you're on a developer box in developer mode, you'll need to add any test accounts. You can add your real account, or you can add other Xbox test accounts. I'll show you how to do that in just a second.
I'll go back to the main interface. Now we'll take a look at my games and apps. In the games section, you'll see that it's empty. There are no games here. That's because all your retail games are removed from the Xbox when you restart it in dev mode. Any games that you create and deploy to the Xbox will show up here, also your apps will show up in these sections here. But at the moment, since we're just getting started, there's nothing here. When you look in the apps section, there are some applications here. They are the standard Xbox apps that are in every brand-new Xbox.
For instance there's Achievements, and Cortana, and so on. Now you can look through these apps, and you won't find the dev mode app that we installed. Instead, dev mode is available by going to Settings. I'll go to settings, and at the top, is this new section called Developer. We'll take a look at the Developer Setting section. This is where you see I'm currently set to use Developer Mode, and I can see some information about my Sandbox ID, whether I've got profiling enabled for game OS titles, and also I've got some diagnostic information on the right side of the screen.
I've got my console IP address, my tools IP address, information about the kernel version, the shell version, and other diagnostic information. Press the B button to go back. Now we'll go over here and look at Developer Home. This is the place you'll spend most of your time on the console. Here's where you'll see your installed apps over on the left side of the screen. There's also some diagnostic information at the top. Again, you can see the IP address and some other information up there, the XDKS number one, and the time that this Developer Kit was released.
In this column is your connections to Visual Studio. We're going to pair this Xbox with my copy of Visual Studio. I'll do that soon. To do that, you would use this button here, to pair. If you have paired, with a Visual Studio copy, this is where you would remove the pairings. Down here in the next section is something called Remote management. By default, that is disabled. You can come in here and turn on and turn off the portal. This allows you to use a browser to connect to the Developer Portal.
Press the B button to go back. Over in this column, are more settings. For instance, I can change the host name, I can look at the Sandbox ID, again, I see some information about the operating system the Dev Kit type and so on, the console ID, and then, importantly, down here at the bottom, is a button for restarting the console, and there's a button for leaving developer mode. When you want to switch back to your Xbox to retail mode, so that you can watch some movies, or play some games, this is how you leave developer mode.
Now we'll move over one more column, and here's where you see your test accounts. Remember I said there's no user accounts when you start in dev mode? You click on this Add user button, enter your email and password, and that adds your account. You can also add a guest account. And lastly, there's a column here that has your Xbox Live status. I don't currently have an Xbox Live account configured, so it's not showing up here. This is the place where you spend your time, looking at how the Xbox is configured, and in the next movie, I'll show you how to pair with Visual Studio, using this application.
- 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