Debugging on the device without Zune

If you want to debug your WP7 application on the device, but don’t want to connect using Zune (perhaps you want to be able to access your pictures library while the app is running) there is a solution in the 7,1 SDK.

Navigate to

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v7.1\Tools\WPConnect

and run the WPConnect.exe utility in there, and the device will be attached without having to launch Zune.

This utility must be run each time you connect – it doesn’t maintain a connection between sessions, but you can launch multiple app instances without relaunching.

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