Quickstart: Registering your app to use Live Connect features (XAML)

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Before your Windows Store app using C++, C#, or Visual Basic can use any Live Connect features, you must first register it in your Windows Store Dashboard and get a package identity.

This quickstart describes two different ways to do this. Pick the one that is most convenient for you.

  • You can register your app from Microsoft Visual Studio.

    —or—

  • You can register your app by using your Windows Store Dashboard and entering the package identity manually into your app's package manifest.

Important  Unlike other features in Windows, Live Connect features require that you register your Windows Store apps in the Windows Store Dashboard before your app can use those features.

Prerequisites

  • A Windows Store developer account

    If you don't have a Windows Store developer account, go to your Windows Store Dashboard to create one. After you have your Windows Store developer account, you can start this procedure.

  • A Windows Store app project in Visual Studio

    If you haven't created a Windows Store app project in Visual Studio, you can still use the second option to create an entry in the Windows Store. However, after you create the project in Visual Studio for your app, you'll need to associate your app's project to the app name you created in the Windows Store by using the Associate App with the Store... option of the Store menu in Visual Studio.

Time to complete: 10 minutes.

Register your app in the Windows Store using Visual Studio

To register your Windows Store app using C++, C#, or Visual Basic open your app's project file in Visual Studio:

  1. From the Store menu, select Associate App with the Store...
  2. Click Sign in to sign into your Windows Store developer account using your Microsoft account credentials. If you don't have a Windows Store developer account, go to your Windows Store Dashboard to create one, and then restart this procedure.
  3. Select the app from the list with which you want to associate the app in Visual Studio. If the app is not listed, click Reserve name to add it to your Windows Store developer account.
  4. Click Next to review the info that will be added to the app in Visual Studio.
  5. If the info looks correct, click Associate to update your app's package manifest.

Register your app in the Windows Store using your Windows Store Dashboard

If you want to register your Windows Store app using C++, C#, or Visual Basic in your Windows Store Dashboard and update the app package in Visual Studio separately:

  1. Go to your Dashboard.

    Note  Do not go to the Live Connect app management site. That site does not provide package identities for Windows Store apps.

  2. If prompted, sign in with your Microsoft account credentials.
  3. Find or add the app in your Dashboard.

    • If the app is already in your Dashboard, find its tile and click Edit.
    • If the app isn't in your Dashboard:
      1. Click Submit an app.
      2. Click App name.
      3. Follow the on-screen directions to name your app and save the changes.
      4. Return to the app summary page.
  4. Click Advanced features.
  5. Click Push Notifications and Live Connect services info.
  6. Follow the on-screen directions below If your app uses Live Connect services, review. These instructions describe what properties to change in your app's package manifest and the values to give them.
  7. After you have updated your app's package manifest, close the Push Notifications and Live Connect services info screen and return to the Advanced features page.
  8. Click Save.

Summary and next steps

This quickstart showed you how to register your app with the Windows Store.

With your app registered in the Windows Store, you're ready to add the Live Connect features that will help you personalize your app.

Quickstart: Personalizing your app

 

 

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