Missing Store Apps Template RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm running win 8.1 pro, just installed vs 2013 express with update 2.

    when i try to add new item for windows app project. The store app template is missing. I had re-installed vs2013  but no luck. 

    Am i missing something? 

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:38 PM

All replies

  • Which version of Visual Studio Express did you install? You need the "for Windows" version to write Windows Store apps.
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:13 PM
  • Im using version 12.0.30723.00 update 3 VS Express 2013 for Windows.

    I'm trying to go through the tutorial http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh986965.aspx, the problem is when i try to add new item, i couldn't find Windows Store template type. It seems like it is missing form my installation. Here is the screenshot 



    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:31 PM
  • You need to add a New Project not a New Item.

    That list looks correct for new items.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:34 PM
  • Not so right. As i am going through the tutorial, here are the steps. At No4, The Windows Store template type is missing from my side 

    To replace MainPage in the blank app

    1. In Solution Explorer, right-click MainPage.xaml and select Delete.
    2. Click OK to confirm the deletion.
    3. Select Project > Add New Item. The Add New Item dialog box opens. It looks similar to the New Projectdialog.
    4. Under Visual C# or Visual Basic in the left pane, pick the Windows Store template type.
    5. In the center pane, pick Basic Page as the type of page to add to your project.
    6. Enter "MainPage.xaml" as the name for the page.

      Important  If you leave the default name, "BasicPage1", the project will not build correctly.


    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:51 PM
  • Basic Page is the second template from the top of your screenshot. Visual Studio Express for Windows only supports Windows Store apps so may not differentiate them from unsupported desktop items
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:09 PM