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Error installing the tool kit

Jul 9, 2015 at 7:23 PM
Hi :)

I'm new here, and I am having problems installing the tool kit.

I've just tried to install the tool kit, using a DirectX universal app in VS2013. I received the error saying "This is not compatible with window store apps."

I want to create an app for the windows store, so I'm not sure what to do?

Jul 10, 2015 at 12:48 AM
Edited Jul 10, 2015 at 12:48 AM
For Windows 8.1 / VS 2013, I don't provide a 'DirectX (universal app)' flavor of vcxproj or NuGet package. Instead you'd use the Windows 8.1 Store App version in the Store project, and the Windows phone 8.1 version in the Phone project.

For Windows 10 UWP / VS 2015, there is a "Windows10" vcxproj for "DirectX (Universal apps)"

Are you using NuGet or project-to-project references to add it your project?
Jul 10, 2015 at 6:44 PM
I reinstalled VS and it now works :) I was using the project-to-project reference.

By store project, do you mean Windows 8.1 Directx app (universal app) option in VS2013?

Also, one final question; if I create my own game loop for the windows 8.1 app, should the online 'getting started' code e.g. drawing the cat sprite still apply?

Thanks :) Can't wait to get learning!
Jul 10, 2015 at 7:04 PM
Found the directxtk windows 8.1 sample - I'll use that :)