Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone

Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone

Updated: September 3, 2014

Published: September 3, 2014

Use your Windows Phone apps to make money by including ads from Microsoft Advertising. The Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone enables you to create apps that can:

  • Easily integrate text and banner ads from Microsoft pubCenter into your apps.

  • Maximize in-app advertising revenues by unlocking the power of multiple advertising networks that compete in real time to deliver ads to your apps.

  • Provide ad targeting capabilities to deliver the most relevant ads to your users.

The ads shown in Windows Phone apps are configured and managed using your Microsoft pubCenter account to monitor your ad performance in real time.

The AdControl can be used in Windows Phone 8.x apps and apps targeting Windows Phone 7.5.

For backwards compatibility with Windows Phone 7, XNA games can still be built using the DrawableAd and AdGameComponent classes. You can also display ads in Windows 7 hybrid Silverlight/XNA apps using the DrawableAd and AdComponent classes.

The documentation for the SDK is divided into the following sections:



Introducing the SDK

Provides introductory information about the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone.

What's New

Provides information about major changes in this version of the SDK.

Getting Started

Provides information about how to sign up with Microsoft pubCenter and begin receiving ads.


Provides information about how to develop apps for the Windows Phone that display ads and generate revenue.

Known Issues

Provides information about issues developers may experience when using the SDK.

XAML and C# AdControl Troubleshooting

This guide contains solutions to the most common problems reported to Product Support.

API Documentation – Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone

Provides API reference information for the Microsoft.Advertising.Mobile and Microsoft.Advertising.Mobile.UI namespace. The Windows Phone 7 namespace Microsoft.Advertising.Mobile.Xna is also documented.

Windows Advertising for Mobile Developers

Windows Phone Developers

Support and Feedback

Get product support or report a bug in the product by visiting the Windows Phone Dev Center support page (scroll down to the section "Microsoft Advertising support").

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