How To Add Azure Mobile Apps Quickstart Service To A UWP App

In this article you will learn how to add a new Azure Mobile Apps Quickstart service to a Universal Windows Platform App.

Prerequisites

  • Visual Studio Community Edition
  • Azure account.

Now, let's get started with the following steps.

Create a new Azure Mobile App Back-end

Step 1 - Sign in to the online Microsoft Azure Portal.

Step 2 - Click "+NEW" and type Mobile Apps in "Search the marketplace". Select "Mobile Apps Quickstart".

 
 
Step 3 - Next, click "Create" on "Mobile App Quickstart" page.
 
   

Step 4 - In the Mobile App Quickstart account blade, specify the desired configuration for the Mobile App account name & resource group. Click "Create" at the bottom of the screen to create the Mobile App Quickstart.

 

We will wait a few minutes for the service to be deployed successfully.

Download the client project

Step 5 - In the new "Mobile App Settings" blade, click Quickstart and select Windows(C#).



Step 6 - In the Quickstart blade for your Mobile App backend, select "Create a new app" and click "Download".



This downloads a complete Windows project for an app pre-configured to connect to our back-end.

Run the client project

Step 7 - Open the downloaded project, using Visual Studio. Next, build the project and click "Run". Now, start the app in the Windows simulator.

Output

 

I hope you understood how to add a cloud based back-end service to a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app using Azure Mobile Apps.