Friday, January 11, 2013

Windows Phone Location Simulator

Wow.  I feel stupid!  I've never had consistent luck with the location simulator for my WP apps, and I always just assumed it was buggy.  Sometimes I would get PositionChanged events, and other times I wouldn't.  It turns out, that there's a perfectly reasonable explanation!  If you have your accuracy set to Default, it will ignore the simulator.  Of course, at run-time, you want Default for best battery savings (if you don't need high accuracy.  The simple answer is to change it based on debugging!  I'm glad I chanced to look it up instead of just being frustrated this time.

Source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/hh202933(v=vs.105).aspx