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Windows Phone SDK 8.0

By Microsoft Free

Developer's Description

The Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is a full-featured development environment to use for building apps and games for Windows Phone 8.0 and Windows Phone 7.5. The Windows Phone SDK provides a stand-alone Visual Studio Express 2012 edition for Windows Phone or works as an add-in to Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Premium or Ultimate editions. With the SDK, you can use your existing programming skills and code to build managed or native code apps. In addition, the SDK includes multiple emulators and additional tools for profiling and testing your Windows Phone app under real-world conditions.

System requirements

Supported operating systems: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro

Windows 8 64-bit (x64) client versions


  • 4 GB of free hard disk space
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64-bit (x64) CPU

    Windows Phone 8 Emulator:

  • Windows 8 Pro edition or greater
  • Requires a processor that supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)

    If your computer meets the hardware and operating system requirements, but does meet the requirements for the Windows Phone 8 Emulator, the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 will install and run. However, the Windows Phone 8 Emulator will not function and you will not be able to deploy or test apps on the Windows Phone 8 Emulator.

  • Full Specifications

    What's new in version 8.0


    Release October 30, 2012
    Date Added October 30, 2012
    Version 8.0

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None


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