Windows Phone 8 Emulator Skin Switcher

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Mobile Monday it is, and today we're going mobile a little differently. Instead of a mobile app, code, project, today's project, by Geert van der Cruijsen, gets under the skin of Windows Phone 8 Development...

WP8 Emulator Skin Switcher

Change the look of your Windows Phone 8 emulator by using the WP8 Emulator Skin Switcher to make it look like a Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X or Samsung Ativ S.


The Windows Phone 8 Emulator Skin Switcher currently has 17 skins

  • WVGA
  • WP8 Default
  • HTC 8S Blue
  • HTC 8S Orange
  • Nokia Lumia 820 Black
  • Nokia Lumia 820 Cyan
  • Nokia Lumia 820 Red
  • Nokia Lumia 820 White
  • Nokia Lumia 820 Yellow
  • WXGA
  • WP8 Default
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Black
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Grey
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Red
  • Nokia Lumia 920 White
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Yellow
  • 720p
  • WP8 Default
  • HTC 8X Black
  • HTC 8X Blue
  • HTC 8X Neon
  • HTC 8X Red
  • Samsung Ativ S



So now you can very quickly and easily skin your WP8 emulator to match your phone of choice.

Best of all? He released the source for it too!


That said, the source may or may not compile for you without some tweaking. With a little work I was able to get the latest, as of Saturday, January 12th, 2013, check-in to run for me.

First I fixed up the references (Nuget is your friend). Both Elysium and MvvmLight were on Nuget (and Elysium was in the packages.config, so you can use Nuget's Get on Build functionally to automagically download it)


The other thing I had to do was tweak the app.xaml.


Once I nuked the highlighted lines, the app run.

Before the edit;


And after... (yeah, it runs! Smiley


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