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Create a Windows Store application in Visual Studio.


  1. Open Visual Studio 2013 with Update 2.
  2. Click Start of the navigation path File Next navigation step New Next navigation step Project End of the navigation path.
  3. Select Start of the navigation path Visual C# Next navigation step Store Apps Next navigation step Universal Apps End of the navigation path.

    This option allows you to create a Windows Store application for both Windows and Windows Phone.

  4. Choose the Blank App template, enter a Name for the project, and click OK.

    The Blank App template has no predefined controls or layout. Alternatively, you can choose the Hub App template, which creates a three page universal app with dedicated pages to display group and item details.


The solution consists of three projects:
  • Windows project - Contains XAML pages and code that targets Windows platform.
  • Windows Phone project - Contains XAML pages and code that targets Windows Phone platform.
  • Shared project - Container for code that runs on both platforms.