Unable to open Win8 project in Visual Studio 2012

  • Hello,

    I made a game with Construct 2 beta r112.

    I exported the project for "Windows 8" platform.

    I downloaded Visual Studio 2012, as explained scirra.com/tutorials/272/how-to-make-a-windows-8-app (version 4.5.50709)

    But when I want to open the .sln file, I get an error message :

    <img src="http://s8.postimage.org/45zzrihat/vserror.png" border="0" />

    Don't know what to do ... and so little time until the end of the Windows 8 game competition :(

    Thank you.

  • For information, I tried with an empty project, and the problem is the same.

    So the steps are :

    • Launch Construct 2
    • New project
    • New empty project
    • Fill the name, description and author of the project
    • Click on File => Export Project
    • Choose Windows 8
    • Click on export

    Edit: I'm working on Windows 8 RTM 64 bits.

    Can the problem be I have a french version ?

  • Are you sure you downloaded the right version of VS2012? You need "Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8", not a trial version.

  • Oh my bad ... I downloaded "Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web" ... I didn't see the other link on MS page (your link redirect me to another page since I'm in France).

    Very sorry for being so stupid :/

    Thank you !

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  • Sorry to bump this old thread, but I can't get it to work for some reason. I have the same problem as

    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/9LgJgLa.png" border="0" />

    I've tried multiple versions of VS too (because I downloaded the wrong ones TWICE) before finally finding this thread and installing VS 2012 Express for Win8.

    I'm currently using Win8 x64, exported the game using the Windows Phone 8 option.

    Edit: Sorry, didn't even see this was on the bugs forum. Just bumped it because it was the only thread where someone was having the same problem as me!

  • andreyin - same problem, same cause - you have the wrong version of Visual Studio. There's a separate version for Windows Phone 8, you can't open WP8 projects in the version for just Windows 8 apps.

  • Ashley

    I see now! Man, this is such a mess.. so I need "Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone", right? Downloading it right now to try it out, thanks!

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