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Get the correct version while installing Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows Update 2

If you do not, then you may encounter the errors I encountered with the installation in my previous post.
The previous post here:
http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2014/05/microsoft-visual-studio-2013-update-2.html
Well the mystery of all these IDE problems appears to be the multiple updates that must have occurred over the past couple of days.

When I raised the question that there must be something wrong with Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC, I was guided by (Ken Tucker, not his fault) the forum thread here to try the new  Update 2:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/wpapps/en-US/ca10fb39-efff-414f-9472-c7c1f06c0d26/visual-studio-2013-express-for-windows-update-2-rc-is-fragile?forum=wpdevelop#1683516b-aec2-4f13-b148-0b73d9362fd8

Taking the hint in the above I installed the version but found that it had not improved at all.
This version was the one that I had used in my post:


After interacting with the MSDN forums, I was guided by Jeff Sander's thread here:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/wpapps/en-US/3b6aa36e-a243-4f78-bf97-e4ed508b29b3/visual-studio-2013-professional-cant-open-xaml-pages-from-solution-explorer?forum=wptools#4695665e-32f9-4673-b84a-0519b8a3a30f

And downloaded the version from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42666


This solved the errors (testing a project created in Windows App Studio in Beta) and now:

1. XAML pages can be displayed in design view for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1

2. Windows App can be deployed

3. Windows Phone App comes up slow on deployment, the flip window shows up before the deployment (4" WVGA 521MB).

   This above is the start window.
  
App on Emulator 6", 1080P comes up very low and the start window is different.

4. Drag and drop items from toolbox to design surface works

5. Intellisense Works

This can be good starting point.
I wonder if there is a easy way to make sure that only the working version is made available.


Thanks to Jeff and Ken.

Mahalo
Jay

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Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: http://hodentek.blogspot.com http://hodentekHelp.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMSSS.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMobile.blogspot.com He writes articles on several topics to many sites.

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