Friday, January 11, 2013

It's your Windows Phone 8 [Emulator Skin] - The "Windows Phone 8 Emulator Skin Switcher 1.0"

Geert van der Cruijsen - Windows Phone 8 Emulator Skin Switcher 1.0 released on codeplex

Last year when working on some Windows Phone 7 projects i thought it was a good idea to change the skin of the Phone emulator of all the developers in our team for screenshots and demos. I created a project on codeplex and gathered all the skins i could find on the internet into a simple app where people could switch from the default skin to a Lumia 800, HTC device or Samsung phone for example.

When Windows Phone 8 was announced i received a lot of questions from people to update the skin switcher app to support Windows Phone 8 and finally today i had time to finish this project and upload version 1.0 on codeplex.

In the Windows Phone 8 Emulator Skin Switcher you can choose between 17 different skins from all currently available Windows Phone 8 devices. ...


Available skins at 1.0 release:

  • 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

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.


Getting Started

Using the emulator skin switcher is easy. download the latest release, install it and launch the application. select the skin you want to use and restart the emulator. it should now use your selected emulator skin. You can select a different skin for each resolution.



Nice... And I love that he's released the source for this one too.


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