Checklist: Submitting an App with Ads to the Windows Store

Preface When you use the Microsoft Advertising Services, adding AdControls to your app is the easy part of the job (see my posts with a sample showing all the available ad types and how to configure AdControls to make it easy to switch between test mode and production ad). The …

Microsoft Advertising Services AdControl Error Handling in XAML/C#

Preface The Do’s + Don’ts of the Advertising SDK say “DO plan for times when no ads are available.” The links of that item leads to the ErrorCode enumeration and a rudimentarily error handling sample, writing text to debug output. In this post, I will show an error handling where …

Microsoft Advertising Services AdControl Transition in XAML/C#

Preface According to the documentation, AdControls are hosted in a WebView control. For some reasons I was not able to figure out, WebView controls do not slide in when a page loads (or pop in, whatever the correct wording is). This means that your AdControl will not slide in neither. …

Configure Microsoft Advertising Services’ AdControl using XAML/C#

Preface The Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8 allows developers to show ads in their apps. When you look at the walkthrough for putting ads in an app using XAML/C#, you can see that you have to set the ApplicationId and AdUnitId property of each AdControl control in your app. …

Update: Microsoft Advertising Services Test Mode Sample for Windows 8 Version 3.0

Microsoft has updated the list of possible advertising test modes. So I updated the Test Mode Sample as well. You can find the latest version in this post.

Microsoft Advertising Services Test Mode Sample for Windows 8

Microsoft offers a very simple way to show advertising in Windows Store apps. A starting point is adsinapps.microsoft.com. The Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8 can be found here: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh506371%28v=msads.10%29.aspx. The SDK docs lead you to a document, listing all the possible advertising test modes with their appropriate test values: …