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Is Visual Studio 2011 Express the only version of Visual Studio that runs on Windows 8?

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  • I have installed both Visual Studio 2011 Premium Beta and the Visual Studio 2011 Express for Windows 8 on my Windows 8 VM, but only the latter runs.  When I attempt to run the premium version I receive a dll entry point error.  Have I done something wrong or is the VS 2011 Express Beta for Windows 8 the only version of the VS 2011 beta that will run on Windows 8?
    Thursday, May 03, 2012 12:14 PM

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  • Hi John,

    we should be able to be run Premium Beta on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.  In the error message, does it mention the dll name?

    could you run devenv with the /log switch.  After you get the error, could you send me %APPDATA%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\ActivityLog.xml ( Windows Key + R, specify the path %APPDATA%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0)

    Also, could you zip up and send me the file %temp%\log dd_vs_premium_<date><someNumber> e.g. dd_vs_premium_20120210153801?  Send to mikewong at microsoft.com.

    much appreciated,

    mike

    Thursday, May 03, 2012 10:14 PM
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  • The specific error is "The procedure entry point __ctrlsWin8orLater could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe.  I ran it with the log parameter, but it didn't write a log.

    Saturday, May 05, 2012 7:32 AM
  • Hi John,

    sorry for the late reply, what is the version/build number for Windows 8 i.e. type in winver in a command prompt?

    much appreciated,

    mike

    Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:34 PM
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