Connect a Windows Phone Device

With SeeTest, you can test applications running on real devices, such as a Windows Phone.

To do so follow the instructions below:

Step 1:          Prerequisites

(1)      Machine must have Windows 8 as the OS (Emulator requires Windows 8 Professional  and above)

(2)      Windows Phone 8 SDK must be installed on your computer (it already has the required .NET framework built-in)

(3)      In SeeTest Versions lower than 6.6 - Microsoft Visual Studio must be installed on your computer.

(4)      Register the device for development - a developer account is necessary.

(5)      In SeeTest Versions lower than 6.6 - WiFi connectivity has to be enabled and connected.

(6)      Have the application's Xap file on your computer.

(7)      Prepare the application for testing - Instrument the application


(1)      For evaluation purposes, you can use  our demo application that has already been instrumented and can be found in the installation directory: <install dir>\bin\wp\sample

(2)      Windows Phone 8 applications should be instrumented again with new libraries before moving to SeeTest version 6.6 - New libraries needed for instrumentation are located in the installation directory: <install dir>\bin\wp\libs

(8)      Connect the device via USB cable.

Step 2:          Go to the "Device" tab in SeeTest, click the Add Device icon and select "Window Phone device” from the drop-down list. 

Step 3:          A pop-up will appear and you will then see the Serial Number of the device. Name the device, and then click on the "OK" button.


(1)      In some networks, you will need to fill in the 'Host' field with the IP address of the device (this is becuase in some network configurations, SeeTest will not be able to discover it)

(2)      If the wp8 device doesn't appear in the device list - verify that the 'ipoverusbsvc' service is up and running. If it's not - the user will be able to add wp8 emulators only (and only if they are available to him).


The selected device will appear in the "Device" tab.


Step 4:          Install the tested application using the application manager:

(1)      Click to open the application manager

(2)      Click on the Import application icon

(3)      Choose the tested application and click on "Import"

(4)      Click on the Install application icon

Step 5:          Select the tested device and click the Open Device icon.

Step 6:          A pop-up will appear and you will then need to select the application to be tested from the drop-down list (only imported applications will appear in the list) and click "OK".


The device screen should then appear then on your desktop, with the application running on it.



If something doesn't work properly  go through all the Prerequisites (at the top of this page) and make sure you read it and carry them out.


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