This section walks through the creation of a simple XAML app using Visual Studio and looks at using the Windows Phone emulator to debug applications on the desktop.
To create an XAML-based project for Windows Phone, follow these steps:
1. From within Visual Studio 2012, select New Project from the File menu.
2. Select the Windows Phone node in the Installed Templates pane of the Add New Project dialog (see Figure 1.1).
3. Select Windows Phone App.
4. Provide the project with a name and location.
5. Click ...