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Any reason not to go with VS 2013?

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  • Has anyone here installed VS 2013 side-by-side with 2012? Are there any risks or caveats? I'd like to try out VS 2013 but I'm cautious about breaking my developing system.

    Can applications built with VS 2013 RC be submitted to the store or should I wait until its general  release?

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:06 PM

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  • You shouldn't have any trouble running Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2012 side-by-side.

    I'm not sure offhand if apps built with the RC can be submitted or if they will need to be rebuilt. If they do need to be rebuilt then I expect doing so to be very straightforward.

    --Rob

    Friday, September 27, 2013 1:37 AM
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  • Does VS2013 require Windows 8.1? (I think it does)

    I have found that apps developed in VS2012 (and targeting Windows 8.0) on Windows 8.1 can work perfectly, and pass the WACK test on the Windows 8.1 machine, but when deployed to a Windows 8.0 device will not work at all due to some small compatibility differences.



    I'm a self-taught noob amateur. Please take this into account when responding to my posts or when taking advice from me.

    Friday, September 27, 2013 6:45 AM
  • Does VS2013 require Windows 8.1? (I think it does)



    VS2013 is support on Windows 7 SP1 forward.
    Friday, September 27, 2013 2:31 PM
  • Windows 8.1 is required to build Windows Store apps with Visual Studio 2013 RC. You can build desktop apps on Windows 7.

    See the System requirements and platform compatibility chart for full details.

    --Rob
    Friday, September 27, 2013 6:13 PM
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  • I am still using VS2012 as it has the store interface code in it.

    VS2013 hasn't or at least not in the version I have.


    n.Wright

    Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:01 AM
  • What do you mean by "the store interface code"?

    VS 2013 has the store menu. As in VS 2012, it defaults to different locations in the Express and the full versions.

    --Rob

    Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:39 AM
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  • What do you mean by "the store interface code"?

    VS 2013 has the store menu. As in VS 2012, it defaults to different locations in the Express and the full versions.

    --Rob

    I found it, they have moved it to the project menu.

    On VS2012 it has its own menu on the menu bar.


    n.Wright

    Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:41 AM
  • MS says theoretically that VS2013 can be installed side-ty-side with VS2012, but in practice this brings a lot of trouble, especially if you are using some third-party tools. So I recommend you'd better use a new machine with Windows 8.1 + VS2013.

    Windows 8.1 should be backward compatible with current Windows 8.0 apps, just like Windows 8 is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 apps. You may still use VS2012 on a Windows 8.0 machine to build your apps and submit them to Windows store, even after Windows 8.1 general release.

    • Proposed as answer by Leonard Wednesday, October 09, 2013 9:53 AM
    Tuesday, October 08, 2013 3:15 PM