Environment Class

Environment Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gives applications access to information about the environment in which they are running. In the current release, the only supported property of this class is DeviceType, which is used to determine if an application is running on an actual Windows Phone device or on the device emulator on a PC.


Namespace:  Microsoft.Devices
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)

public static class Environment

The Environment type exposes the following members.

Public propertyStatic memberDeviceTypeGets the type of device on which the application is running. Use this property to determine if your application is running on an actual device or on the device emulator.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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