Modify the device settings
When you are working on a Windows Phone project, you can modify the device settings to change the appearance of the Windows Phone-style application page in the document window. You can also change the preview settings from the Windows Phone Emulator to a Windows Phone device.
If you preview your Windows Phone project in the emulator, you can also change certain settings after you run your project.
To modify the device settings for a Windows Phone project
In the Device panel, do one or more of the following:
Orientation You can change the orientation of the application page by clicking Portrait or Landscape .
Theme You can preview the background theme of the application page by clicking Preview Dark Theme or Preview Light Theme . You can also preview the accent colors for each theme by choosing a color from the drop-down list to the right of the theme preview options.
Preview on You can choose whether or not to preview your application on the emulator or a device by clicking either Windows Phone Emulator or Windows Phone Device.
To modify the settings for the Windows Phone Emulator
After you run your project, hover the pointer over the emulator to display the Windows Phone Emulator controls, and then do one or more of the following:
Click to close emulator
Click to minimize emulator
Click to rotate emulator 90° to the left
Click to rotate emulator 90° to the right
Click to enlarge emulator
Click to set zoom level