Unable to open Win8 project in Visual Studio 2012

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Post » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:46 pm

Hello,

I made a game with Construct 2 beta r112.

I exported the project for "Windows 8" platform.

I downloaded Visual Studio 2012, as explained http://www.scirra.com/tutorials/272/how-to-make-a-windows-8-app (version 4.5.50709)

But when I want to open the .sln file, I get an error message :



Don't know what to do ... and so little time until the end of the Windows 8 game competition :(

Thank you.
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Post » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:48 pm

For information, I tried with an empty project, and the problem is the same.

So the steps are :
- Launch Construct 2
- New project
- New empty project
- Fill the name, description and author of the project
- Click on File => Export Project
- Choose Windows 8
- Click on export


Edit: I'm working on Windows 8 RTM 64 bits.

Can the problem be I have a french version ?Blackyell2012-12-14 20:51:54
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Post » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:18 pm

Are you sure you downloaded the right version of VS2012? You need "Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8", not a trial version.
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Post » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:03 pm

Oh my bad ... I downloaded "Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web" ... I didn't see the other link on MS page (your link redirect me to another page since I'm in France).

Very sorry for being so stupid :/

Thank you !
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Post » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:32 am

Sorry to bump this old thread, but I can't get it to work for some reason. I have the same problem as @Blackyell.



I've tried multiple versions of VS too (because I downloaded the wrong ones TWICE) before finally finding this thread and installing VS 2012 Express for Win8.

I'm currently using Win8 x64, exported the game using the Windows Phone 8 option.

Edit: Sorry, didn't even see this was on the bugs forum. Just bumped it because it was the only thread where someone was having the same problem as me!andreyin2014-01-22 03:24:54
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Post » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:07 am

@andreyin - same problem, same cause - you have the wrong version of Visual Studio. There's a separate version for Windows Phone 8, you can't open WP8 projects in the version for just Windows 8 apps.
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Post » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:07 pm

@ashley

I see now! Man, this is such a mess.. so I need "Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone", right? Downloading it right now to try it out, thanks!
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