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Deployment question moving from VS2012 to VS2013 RRS feed

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  • If you already have a working VS2012 production app deployed, and you upgrade the app to VS2013, what do you need to do to the deployment server to get it to work?  The upgraded app will use the same external database, so the database does not need to be recreated.  Is it as simple as upgrading the .net framework version to 4.5 or running the web platform installer again?  I'm asking before I try it and get into a pickle :)  Thanks
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 3:59 AM

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  • I can't help you very much but be aware of this:
    We had a small Lightswitch application in VS2012 and tried to upgrade to VS2013. It was very hard, you got problems with js-files, project-files etc.
    We decided to rewrite the application (probably because it was a small application) from scratch in VS2013 environment.
    So, keep your VS2012 backups thoroughly for a long time, even if you think you have managed to upgrade successfully. 

    Regards Roger.

    PS. We are very content with the VS2013 version, having forms in distinct files etc. 

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 8:33 AM