Get Started With Universal Windows App Using Azure Mobile Services


  • Visual Studio Community Edition
  • Azure account. 

Now let's get started with the following steps:

Create a new Azure mobile app backend

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

Step 2: In the Jumpbar, click New, then click Web + Mobile, and then Mobile App.


Step 3:

In the Mobile App account blade, specify the desired configuration for the Mobile App account (Name, & Resource Group). Click Create button at the bottom of the screen to create the Mobile App.


Step 4: In the Settings blade for the new Mobile App backend, click Quick start, then your client app platform (Windows C#), Connect a database.

Step 5:

In the
Add data connection blade, click SQL Database then Create a new database, type the database Name, choose a pricing tier and then click Server and New server blade, type a unique server name in the Server name field, provide a secure Server admin login and Password.

Configure the server project

Step 1: Back in the Mobile App backend settings, click Quick start, then your client platform (Windows C#).

Step 2: Under create a table API, select your Backend language, either C# or Node.js,

Download and run the Windows app

Click Browse All, Mobile Apps, then the backend that you just created. In the mobile app settings, click Quick start, then Windows C#. Under Configure your client application, click Download. This downloads a complete Windows project for an app pre-configured to connect to your backend and Open the project using Visual studio Tools and ‘Run App' button to build the project and start the app in the Windows simulator.

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