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Retiring VS 2010 and VS 2012 support

Feb 21, 2015 at 8:09 AM
Edited Feb 21, 2015 at 8:13 AM
With the upcoming release of VS 2015, the number of projects for DirectX Tool Kit configuration is getting rather unwieldy. The question is how many people are:

(a) Using VS 2010 with DirectX Tool Kit (which requires the Windows 8.1 SDK)

(b) Using VS 2012 with DirectX Tool Kit for Win32 desktop development. The VS 2012 compiler toolset is still getting used today for Xbox One XDK, Xbox One ADK, Windows Store apps for Windows 8.0, and Windows phone 8.0.

(c) In a related question, how many people still need Windows Store apps for Windows 8.0 and Windows phone 8.0 support?
Feb 23, 2015 at 4:36 PM
Visual Studio Community 2013 user here, Win32 development.
Jul 27, 2015 at 9:10 PM
Edited Jul 27, 2015 at 9:11 PM
VS 2010 and Windows Store 8.0 support is being retired for the July 29, 2015 release.
Marked as answer by walbourn on 7/27/2015 at 1:10 PM
Dec 1, 2015 at 10:08 PM
I will be retiring support for VS 2012 after this year.

This includes dropping Desktop_2012, Desktop_2012_DXSDK, WindowsPhone8, XboxOneXDK, and XboxOneADK projects.

I will be keeping VS 2013 support (Desktop_2013, Desktop_2013_DXSDK, Windows81, WindowsPhone81, XAMLSilverlight_WindowsPhone81) and VS 2015 (Desktop_2015, Desktop_2015_DXSDK, Desktop_2015_Win10, Windows10, XboxOneXDK_2015)
Feb 26, 2016 at 4:32 PM
The Desktop_2012, Desktop_2012_DXSDK, XboxOneXDK, and XboxOneADK projects were removed for the February 2016 release.

WindowsPhone8 is still there, but will be dropped later this year.
Marked as answer by walbourn on 2/26/2016 at 8:32 AM