At Microsoft's BUILD conference this week, platform and tool support
has been made available for developers to build "universal apps".
Developers can now create a single solution that targets Windows 8.1 and
Windows Phone 8.1 using shared code. You can do this using XAML with C#/VB/C++,
Cool. Being able to do it in a single VS solution using shared code is gravy.
I ported my JSON Web reader app to a universal app template
in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 (required). This solution targets both Window 8.1
and Windows Phone 8.1. You can check out that app here:
To get Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, which includes the Phone Emulator, and to get general info
about universal apps, go here:
To use the Phone Emulator, you need a machine with second level address translation (SLAT). For more info, go here:
For info about the templates, go here:
For info on porting a Windows Store app to the phone