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Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 by Geoff Webber-Cross

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Setting up Windows Phone 8 apps

Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone doesn't have a fancy wizard like Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows Store. So, we need to configure the channel and register it with the service manually. The following procedure sets up the notifications in the app by using the table that we created in the preceding Setting up Windows Store apps section:

  1. Edit the WMAppManifest.xml file to enable ID_CAP_IDENTITY_DEVICE, which allows us to get a unique device ID for registering in the Channels table, and ID_CAP_PUSH_NOTIFICATION, which allows push notifications in the app. These options are available in the Capabilities tab, as shown in the following screenshot:
  2. To enable wide tiles, we need to check Support for large ...

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