Visual Studio 2013 Express - Kinect project types missing RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I installed VS Express 2013 and then the Kinect V2 SDK (VS was not running, Kinect Sensor disconnected).

    I can run Kinect Studio V2 and can connect to the sensor.

    However, in VS the Kinect Project types are missing and when I try to open a sample, it says that "this Project type is not supported".

    Any ideas what causes this? I installed VS and the SDK on a blank Windows 8.1

    Thanks and best,


    Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:47 PM

All replies

  • Hi Max,

    The Kinect device doesn't have special project types for VS.Net. So it's probably just the default C# project type that is giving you issues. Which sample project are you having issues with? All of them, or just 1 in particular.

    Do you have VS Express 2013 for desktop installed? Check your requirements from here:

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    Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:43 PM
  • Hey Dwight, your link takes to a "Content Moved" msdn page. Maybe this could be helpful too:

    Just to make it clearer (I think MS guys had a bad day when they named VS Express versions), there are several versions of Visual Studio Express 2013 and you cannot open every project type with all of them.

    There is an "Express 2013 for Windows" which you do NOT want if you want to work with WPF projects (although I supose you can open HTML Kinect projects, maybe W8.1 is also required).

    There is an "Express 2013 for Windows Desktop" which allows working with WPF projects. <- That's the good one.

    Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:32 PM
  • VS Express 2012 or 2013 are capable of using the Kinect for Windows SDK. There are unfortunately 2 different version of Express on for Desktop and one for Windows Store. Express for Windows is for store apps only, so if you intend to create desktop apps, you will need to install the Desktop edition. If you are creating Store apps, you will need to re-add the reference in your project if these do not resolve for you.

    Carmine Sirignano - MSFT

    Monday, October 6, 2014 7:09 PM