Debugging Windows Store and Windows Universal apps


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The Visual Studio debugger provides complete support for debugging Windows Store apps.

For information about debugging Windows Universal apps, see Deploying and debugging Windows Universal Platform apps.

To debug Windows Phone apps, see Debugging apps for Windows Phone 8.

Run apps from Visual StudioRun Store apps on a local machine, in an app simulator or emulator, or on a remote device.
Debug apps in Visual StudioFind and fix bugs in your Store apps by using the Visual Studio debugger.
Prefetch content for Windows Store appsAnalyze the effect of the ContentPrefetcher class on Windows Store apps.

Analyze code quality using static code analysis