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Visual Studio 2013 Professional Differences in xaml and C# code between 2012 and 2103 VS

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:30 AM

I just purchased this book and am working through the first chapter. I have Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio Professional 2013. I noticed that the xaml code is slightly different between what I am seeing in VS2013 and what I am seeing in the book. Is there much difference in the actual code writing and syntax between the 2 VS versions with relation to C# and xaml?
I could download the VS 2012 express editions but I would like to be able to go through this book with VS 2013 Pro if that is possible.

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:03 AM

You're right, Microsoft made changes in Visual Studio 2013 that do affect the code, and unfortunately it was released after our book went to press. I strongly recommend installing Visual Studio 2012 for Windows 8. You can install it alongside 2013. You can download it here: http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=30664

This only affects the Windows 8 projects. You can use VS2013 for Windows Desktop for all of the desktop projects (starting partway through Chapter 2).
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:22 AM

View PostAndrewStellman, on 12 May 2014 - 06:03 AM, said:

You're right, Microsoft made changes in Visual Studio 2013 that do affect the code, and unfortunately it was released after our book went to press. I strongly recommend installing Visual Studio 2012 for Windows 8. You can install it alongside 2013. You can download it here: http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=30664

This only affects the Windows 8 projects. You can use VS2013 for Windows Desktop for all of the desktop projects (starting partway through Chapter 2).



Thanks for your reply. I have downloaded and installed Visual Studio 2012 for Windows 8. I will go back and redo chapter 1 using the 2012 edition.
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