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  • Hi, new to win phone programming but not programming in general. Retired after 40+ years as a programmer. I want to play with this stuff and no intention of selling anything. Probably not even bother to upload to the Store.

    I have downloaded and installed the SDK, but can't find how to get it started. I have found a "command line" version for Visual Studio on the Start screen, but surely there is something better than that.

    I am running win8.1 that came with my i5 Acer laptop with scads of memory and big SSD and have paid my 19-bucks to msoft.

    I have waited 35-minutes for it to all download and install, but...

    How do I get the VS desktop, IDE or whatever it is called, started?

    Thanks

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:46 PM

Answers

  • Now that you mention it, I don't have anything named "Visual Studio 2013" on my Start screen either (I do have "Visual Studio 2012").

    From the start screen, search instead for "VS Express 2013 for Windows".

    • Marked as answer by StoneAgeIT Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:51 PM
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:18 PM

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  • Hi,

    May I know the problem/error you are getting?

    Try similarly(this link is for Windows but you can try for WP similarly) -

    http://www.wikihow.com/Install-and-Setup-Visual-Studio-Express-2013


    -Malleswar


    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 8:34 PM
  • Now that you mention it, I don't have anything named "Visual Studio 2013" on my Start screen either (I do have "Visual Studio 2012").

    From the start screen, search instead for "VS Express 2013 for Windows".

    • Marked as answer by StoneAgeIT Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:51 PM
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:18 PM
  • Arrrggghhhh - Thanks, that was it. Being msoft, I should have known it would not be easy or simple.

    Has no one told them there is a place to put start-buttons to launch programs? It's called the Start Screen. Back in 1999, I was head hunted by msoft and they could not understand why I kept rejecting offers to join them. {sigh}

    Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:51 PM