Publishing new UWP and maintaining Silverlight 8.1 app RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an app developped as Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

    Now I'm migrating to UWP 10.

    I want to maintain Silverlight app and have new universal app under the same name (to keep reviews/ratings)

    I need to know what is the best approach to do it.

    Is it possible that windows phone 10 users which have 8.1 version will be upgraded to UWP ?

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 3:28 PM

All replies

  • You will have overhead of maintaining two code base one for Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 and another UWP.

    However when you upload UWP in the store, there will be two packages one for WP SL 8.1 and another for UWP.

    The people with WP SL 8.1 will able to download WP SL 8.1 version of app and people with Windows 10 mobile will able to download UWP app.

    As of now it seems all the devices running Windows Phone 8.1 is capable to upgrade to Windows 10 mobile (UWP).

    There is no clear communication from Microsoft yet if there are devices  which is running WP 8.1 won't be updated.


    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 5:45 AM