Windows 8 app not working

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Post » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:07 am

Hi All,

I've been trying to create an app for Windows 8 phone. I've followed the tutorials "How to make a Windows 8 app" & "How to make a Windows Phone 8 app". As suggested I've installed Windows 8 (RTM copy - purchased yesterday). I've also installed VS Express 2012 for Windows 8 (downloaded and installed yesterday).

I exported my project for Windows 8, but when I open the .sln file, I get this message in VS.

VS error message


I'm pretty sure I followed the tutorials correctly, so I don't really understand what went wrong. I thought it may have something to do with my project, so I created a new, simpler project, but received the same error message.

I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem, or could offer some advice.
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Post » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:15 am

This looks like THIS POST , so are you sure you downloaded the correct version?
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Post » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:16 am

Hi @zenox98,

Thanks for replying.

Yes I've already seen the post you referred to and have triple checked to make sure I have the correct copy of VS, i.e. "VS Express 2012 for Windows 8" edition. I've also installed and uninstalled it a couple of times, just in case a bad install was causing the problem, but still no change.

Thanks anyway.
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Post » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:57 am

You've got the wrong version of Visual Studio. Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are different and have separate tools - you need VS Express 2012 for Windows Phone.
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Post » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:42 pm

@Ashley,

Thanks for the clarification. I was sure it mentioned "VS for windows 8" in the tutorial, but perhaps I misread it. Anyway I'll get the VS for windows phone instead and see how that works out.

Thanks again
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