As we announced in June, Windows Phone 8 will ship with Internet Explorer 10 – the same advanced web browsing engine that powers Windows 8. We’ll have much more to say about Internet Explorer 10 soon. The goal of today’s post is to help developers start getting their sites ready for Internet Explorer 10.
The UA string of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8 will look like the following:
As you’d expect, the UA is mostly a continued evolution of the IE9 on Windows Phone 7.5 UA string, and it also aligns with IE10 on Windows. A couple of notes of interest:
The same best practices that we discussed when announcing the IE9 user-agent string apply:
Even if you’re not part of the Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview program, you can still start validating your site for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8. Windows Phone 8 shares the same Internet Explorer 10 engine with Windows 8, so a PC running Windows 8 is great for initial testing. If you don’t have access to Windows 8 yet, you can use the Windows 8 evaluation for developers to download a copy. Here’s how to test this on your Windows 8 PC:
1. On Windows 8, open Internet Explorer 10.
2. Bring up the IE Developer Tools either by hitting the F12 key, or, on the Tools menu, click F12 Developer Tools.
3. Click Tools, click Change User Agent String, and then click IE10 for Windows Phone 8.
4. To resize the browser window, click Tools, click Resize, and then click 480x800.
IE10 on the desktop (Windows 8) and either mode in WP8 (nokia 920) have an issue with responsive layouts. concerning a responsive layout (twitter bootstrap) a 768px width layout in firefox/chrome will take 784px width layout to achieve the same function (nav menu). Visit www.gantry-framework.org in FF and IE10. resize to 768px and see for yourself. Does IE10 automatically add a margin?
btw the User-Agent string for the Windows Phone 8 emulator is:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows Phone 8.0; Trident/6.0; IEMobile/10.0; ARM; Touch; Microsoft; Virtual)
@charles Morris : thanks for the article. I am very excited about the w8 and wp8 devices .. Am getting them , the moment they land in my country.
@michael Hansen : we don't need illiterate people like you in our eco-system. People like you are not welcomed here.
@Charles, thanks for the WP user-agent string in web browser. The Windows 7 version of IE10 is also announced today, please ensure that it will have the same features as IE10 for Windows 8.
@Michael Hansen, Its hard to understand why and what exactly you are whining about. Secondly, if you are an iFruit or Goofy fan-boy, then join their communities and don't bother to come back here to embarrass yourself.
@Michael if you don't have anything to say that is related to the article, please don't bother to comment.
@Charles thanks for the fine article.
To quote a wise russian man: " Cry some more!"
goodbuy and thanks for allow me to be a beta tester of your product as nokia filmed ealy this year
saying we where all betatesters
it cost my company,, nice stund microsoft
goodbuy, i wish you all well ,,
sorry not my choise this time ,
this time i whant to bet on somthing more secure ,,
course of the low spec of windows phone 8 ONLY DUALCORE that was the processor of 2011
and now the surface tablet is tegra 3 chip back from marts 2011
i whant to feel and see the future this time, pehaps in 2017 i buy a windows product again mabey
and android phone and ipad mini with keyboard to the price of 199 dollars