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Modify the device settings

Expression Studio 4.0

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 Windows Phone portrait orientation icon or Landscape Windows Phone landscape orientation.

    • Theme   You can preview the background theme of the application page by clicking Preview Dark Theme Windows Phone dark theme icon or Preview Light Theme Windows Phone light theme icon. 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:

    Close Windows Phone Emulator icon

    Click to close emulator

    Minimize Windows Phone Emulator icon

    Click to minimize emulator

    Rotate Windows Phone Emulator icon

    Click to rotate emulator 90° to the left

    Rotate Windows Phone Emulator icon

    Click to rotate emulator 90° to the right

    Enlarge Windows Phone Emulator icon

    Click to enlarge emulator

    Windows Phone Emulator Settings icon

    Click to set zoom level

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