1. colinkiama's Avatar
    For people who don't know yet, unlike with windows phone 8.0/8.1 development, where you couldn't make apps on PCs running Windows 7 or lower, Windows 10 development allows you to create apps on Windows 7 and 8.1 using Visual Studio 2015 (With a few limitations of course).

    On Windows 7: No XAML Designer, no emulators or simulators. You can only deploy (debug) to another Windows 10 device (over usb, device portal etc).

    On Windows 8.1: Same as above but technically you can debug on the PC you are using via emulators.

    If you don't believe me, here's proof: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Fo...orum=wpdevelop

    https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/p...mpatibility-vs

    P.S. If you can, please make this thread a sticky :)
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    12-28-2016 09:18 AM
  2. sensboston's Avatar
    Personally, I can't recommend this: I tried and actually created and published one simple app (Barometer for Lumias 950x) by using this method.
    However it's really hard to work without working XAML designer - I used 8.1 UWP project and copy/pasted XAML code to W10 UWP project.

    So, my conclusion: yes, this will work but much better to update your PC to Windows 10 as it supposed to be (and recommended by Microsoft) :)
    colinkiama likes this.
    01-04-2017 01:28 PM

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