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Windows Store Development Tips and Tricks 4 : Taking ScreenShots in Simulator

By Ibrahim Ersoy on Aug 26, 2012
Beginning Windows 8? These tips will help you master it. Trick 4: Taking ScreenShots in the Simulator

You wish to take a screenshot of your application. You can use PrintScreen then Paste it into the Paint accessory then save the file.

But there's another easy way inside Simulator!

Look at the Tool with the white rectangle around it:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This tool helps you instantly take a screenshot. Thats it!

Just click once and your image file is then created in your destination folder (by default its "My Pictures").

You can display your files using "View saved screenshots", as in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


When you click on it, Windows Explorer will navigate to the destination folder.

You can change the destination folder using "Choose save location..."; it will request a new location from you.

So let's take a look at our screenshot. The screenshots are created using this format :  "screenshot_MonthDateYear_HourMinuteSecond"; see:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ibrahim Ersoy

Ibrahim Ersoy lives in Turkey, Istanbul. He helps running and managing C# Corner. He is a Software Consultant in Sharepoint field,completed over 18 Intranet,Extranet,Internet wide SharePoint portal projects.He is also 2 ... Read more

Personal Blog: http://www.iersoy.com

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