8 compatibility with 8.1 RRS feed

  • Question

  •  Can I develop the app for Win8 (not 8.1) with VS Express 2013?


    Friday, October 18, 2013 9:06 AM


  • You can not create new apps that target Windows 8 in the VS2013 editions, only Windows 8.1.

    Visual Studio 2013 Professional and above can be used to maintain existing Windows 8 applications, but Visual Studio Express 2013 does not have this capability. Rather, if you open a Windows 8 application in VS2013 Express you will be prompted to re-target the application to 8.1 in order to work on it.

    Compatibility information can be found on Microsoft's Visual Studio 2013 Compatibility page.

    Edit: Rob Caplan has created a sticky forum post on this subject as well.

    Friday, October 18, 2013 1:45 PM