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Can i install VS pro 2012 in windows 8.1 pro to build windows 8 apps?

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  • can i install vs pro 2012 in windows 8.1 pro to develop windows 8 apps.?
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 5:56 AM

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  • This is not quite correct.

    You can install and run Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8.1, and it will allow building apps to target Windows 8. Visual Studio 2012 can install next to Visual Studio 2013 without interference.

    You cannot create new Windows Store apps for Windows 8 with Visual Studio 2013 and you cannot build Windows Store apps for Windows 8 with Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows.

    You need Visual Studio 2012 to create Windows 8 app projects. Visual Studio 2013 can upgrade them to target Windows 8.1. Full versions of Visual Studio 2013 (i.e. not Express) can edit and build existing Windows 8 projects, but cannot create them.

    Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 can create and build both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 apps, even in the Express for Windows version.

    • Marked as answer by kranthi88 Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:01 AM
    Friday, September 12, 2014 8:16 AM
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  • Hello kranthi,

    For win 8 Phone apps to build, you should have the VS 2013 Express Update 3 with 64-bit. You can download it free from the Microsoft Website. For VS 2013 Professional, you should buy the license.

    This is the link for the VS 2013 Express

    Link : http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-express-vs.aspx

    Kindly Mark as answer, If you think that is the required information.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Manideep Reddy Mummadi


    manideep

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:23 AM
  • Hi Kranthi,

    As Mummadi suggested, use the VS 2013 update 3 to build your apps. The link he gave has all the free versions of VS required for various types of development.


    Ram.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:28 AM
  • can i develop windows 8 apps (not 8.1 apps) with visual studio 2013 ??
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:29 AM
  • can i develop windows 8 apps (not 8.1 apps) with visual studio 2013 ?? or can i use VS pro 2012 on windows 8.1 OS to develop windows 8 apps solely ??
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:31 AM
  • If you want to create Windows 8 apps then check this Windows 8 Apps.

    Ram.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:34 AM
  • Hello kranthi,

    You can develop both windows phone and store apps using VS 2013 express. VS 2013 will have the option to develop either win 8 or 8.1 apps for windows phone and store apps.

    Mark as answer, if you got the requires information.

    Thanks & Regards

    Manideep Mummadi.


    manideep

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:37 AM
  • This is not quite correct.

    You can install and run Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8.1, and it will allow building apps to target Windows 8. Visual Studio 2012 can install next to Visual Studio 2013 without interference.

    You cannot create new Windows Store apps for Windows 8 with Visual Studio 2013 and you cannot build Windows Store apps for Windows 8 with Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows.

    You need Visual Studio 2012 to create Windows 8 app projects. Visual Studio 2013 can upgrade them to target Windows 8.1. Full versions of Visual Studio 2013 (i.e. not Express) can edit and build existing Windows 8 projects, but cannot create them.

    Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 can create and build both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 apps, even in the Express for Windows version.

    • Marked as answer by kranthi88 Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:01 AM
    Friday, September 12, 2014 8:16 AM
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  • yes rob, i realized it after installing VS 2013 & now i installed VS 2012 along side VS 2013 and everything is working fine now :)
    Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:01 AM