Setup dev mode

Prerequisites

Activation

Before you get started you will need to convert your console into Developer Mode. Microsoft have an existing page that will show you how to get started: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/xbox-apps/devkit-activation

It may be worth navigating through their documentation and getting a grasp on the basis of the environment: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/xbox-apps/

Visual Studio Setup

In order for you to build Win32 applications and libraries you will need to install certain libraries available through the Visual Studio Installer:

Visual studio setup

Using SSH

After your console is activated you will be able to connect over via PuTTy (or another SSH client of your choice).

  • Enter the console IP address and Connect
  • Use the following to login:
    • Username: DevToolsUser
    • For the password you are able to use either
      • pin that is displayed on the "Show Visual Studio Pin" in Dev Home.
    • or
      • password used for smb access
  • Success!

Accessing Console File System

Open up the File Explorer on your Windows machine and enter the following into your path bar:

\\<Xbox One IP or Hostname>

It will prompt you for login details. We can use the Xbox Device Portal for this:

  • Open up your web browser and enter: https://<Xbox One IP or Hostname>:11443
  • Go to File explorer
  • On the right hand side; you will see "Browse"
  • Select it and use the login details provided