Thursday, May 15, 2014

Get the correct version while installing Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows Update 2

If you do not, then you may encounter the errors I encountered with the installation in my previous post.
The previous post here:
Well the mystery of all these IDE problems appears to be the multiple updates that must have occurred over the past couple of days.

When I raised the question that there must be something wrong with Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC, I was guided by (Ken Tucker, not his fault) the forum thread here to try the new  Update 2:

Taking the hint in the above I installed the version but found that it had not improved at all.
This version was the one that I had used in my post:

After interacting with the MSDN forums, I was guided by Jeff Sander's thread here:

And downloaded the version from here:

This solved the errors (testing a project created in Windows App Studio in Beta) and now:

1. XAML pages can be displayed in design view for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1

2. Windows App can be deployed

3. Windows Phone App comes up slow on deployment, the flip window shows up before the deployment (4" WVGA 521MB).

   This above is the start window.
App on Emulator 6", 1080P comes up very low and the start window is different.

4. Drag and drop items from toolbox to design surface works

5. Intellisense Works

This can be good starting point.
I wonder if there is a easy way to make sure that only the working version is made available.

Thanks to Jeff and Ken.


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