The Windows Simulator is a tool provided in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview that helps debugging Metro style applications. Its main purpose is to enable debugging when developers want to test how their applications respond to the new metro capabilities without having a device that supports those capabilities. It is implemented as a remote connection session to the same machine, but additionally emulates common hardware functionalities available in new devices, e.g., Rotation (i.e., orientation change), High Resolution and Touch. A general introduction can be found here. This article focuses on Rotation and Resolution emulation.
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