Design time preview for your multi devices apps in Visual Studio 2015

Design time preview for your multi devices apps in Visual Studio 2015

The Universal Windows Platform project templates for Visual Studio 2015, allows us to create and run app on a  Windows 10 Phone Devices,  Windows 10 Desktop / Tables, on an Xbox or even on an IoT devices. When we develop an app in Visual Studio which is targeted for multiple devices, we can take help of  List of Device Preview menu to see how your XAML based UI will render on various devices and screen sizes.

Open any of the XAML page for your Windows Universal App Project, go to the Design Mode, You will find the list of Devices and different form factors at the XAML Designer Window.


Visual Studio 2015 Tips and Tricks / New Features

You can select your respective devices that you are targeting for  ( Phone, Tablet, Xbox, IoT Devices etc.)  from the drop down and in design time itself you can see / verify how the UI will render on other devices. There is also an option to select “Landscape” or “Portrait” view for each respective devices and form factors.


This is really a nice addition to the visual studio and great tool for Universal App. Developer.

Hope this helps.

Abhijit Jana

Abhijit runs the Daily .NET Tips. He started this site with a vision to have a single knowledge base of .NET tips and tricks and share post that can quickly help any developers . He is a Former Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, CodeProject MVP, Mentor, Speaker, Author, Technology Evangelist and presently working as a .NET Consultant. He blogs at , you can follow him @AbhijitJana . He is the author of book Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide.