1. baloo247's Avatar
    hi team, can someone help me get the SDK installed please. I've installed VS Express 2013 for Windows (with Update 4), but when I try and install the SDK for the band it keeps rolling it back but with no hint. I believe VS Express Update 4 includes the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, but I can't get this working.

    Any help please?
    02-26-2015 05:31 PM
  2. majorfriend's Avatar
    I had the same issue. I'm not sure why, but when I tried to install on a new project under Visual C#>Store Apps>Windows Phone Apps>Blank App(Windows Phone Silverlight) it didn't work. I created a new project under Visual C#>Store Apps>Windows Phone Apps>Blank App(Windows Phone) it worked. Don't know what the difference is.
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    02-26-2015 06:44 PM
  3. astondg's Avatar
    'Windows Phone Silverlight' is the old app project carried over from Windows phone 8.0. The new universal apps for 8.1 are branded as 'Windows Universal XAML' I think.

    Also, have you checked out Visual Studio Community edition? Rather than VS Express, I think it has more features like allowing IDE extensions.
    02-26-2015 10:35 PM
  4. baloo247's Avatar
    ...I created a new project under Visual C#>Store Apps>Windows Phone Apps>Blank App(Windows Phone) it worked. Don't know what the difference is.
    This worked, thanks. What's the difference between the community edition vs express? any major functionality differences?
    02-27-2015 03:42 AM
  5. astondg's Avatar
    I think you download VS Express for different project types? E.g. Express for web development OR Express for app development.

    With Community edition you get everything. You also get access to Xamarin for cross platform development and you can install VS extensions.

    More here: http://geekswithblogs.net/Jialiang/a...s-express.aspx
    02-27-2015 04:25 AM

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