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Thoughts about setup and deployment issues, WiX, XNA, the .NET Framework and Visual Studio

Last Build Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:54:17 +0000


Link to announcements from GDC 2017 that impact Xbox One developers and gamers

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:54:17 +0000

GDC 2017 is happening this week in San Francisco, and Chris Charla (the director of the ID@Xbox program at Microsoft) posted an item at that provides details about new features that are coming for Xbox One developers and consumers. Of particular note for developers is the introduction of the Xbox Live Creators Program.  This...

.NET Framework setup verification tool, cleanup tool and detection sample code now support .NET Framework 4.6.2

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:04:53 +0000

I have posted updated versions of the .NET Framework setup verification tool, the .NET Framework cleanup tool, and the sample code to detect .NET Framework install states that support detecting, verifying, and cleaning up the .NET Framework 4.6.2. You can find more information about how to download and use these tools at the following locations:...

Links with more information about the Windows Device Portal Wrapper project

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 21:47:38 +0000

As announced at the end of last week in this post on the Windows developer blog, we recently released the Windows Device Portal Wrapper project on GitHub and have now added it to NuGet as well. The Windows Device Portal Wrapper project wraps the Device Portal APIs to make it easier to build custom tools...

New for Xbox Dev Mode – publish apps for Xbox One and Xbox Dev Mode Companion app

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:53:05 +0000

I want to highlight a couple of new features available starting this week for developers using Xbox Dev Mode. Publish UWPs for Xbox One You can now use Dev Center to publish your UWP apps for Xbox One consoles. You can read more details about this functionality in this blog post and in the Dev...

App Dev on Xbox online event coming next week

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:40:43 +0000

The Windows Apps Team announced an App Dev on Xbox online event on August 30, 2016 (a week from today!) and I wanted to post a link here as well in case you missed it.  Here are introductory links: Blog post – Event details and schedule – Getting started information to help you...

Notes about the UWP on Xbox One program and the Xbox Summer Update

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:04:19 +0000

As previously reported by Xbox Wire and Major Nelson, the Xbox One Summer Update has been released.  If you have a console that was enrolled in the UWP on Xbox One program prior to the release of the Xbox One Summer Update, it should already be running the Summer Update console OS build (10.0.14393.1018 rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160725-1822)....

June 2016 Developer Preview for UWP on Xbox One is now available

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20:35:16 +0000

A new developer preview build is now available for UWP on Xbox One.  Here are some links with information about what is new and changed in this build as well as some key known issue: Forum post announcing the June 2016 Developer Preview for UWP on Xbox One What’s new in the June 2016 Developer...

New Channel 9 video about Xbox One dev kit mode

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:23:03 +0000

A couple of months ago, we announced a UWP Apps on Xbox One developer preview that allows anyone to convert their retail Xbox One to developer mode and deploy and debug UWP apps on them.  Yesterday, a new video was posted on Channel 9 where a couple of my colleagues describe Xbox One dev kit...

UWP apps on Xbox One developer preview now available

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 23:50:35 +0000

As announced earlier today at the Build 2016 conference, a developer preview is now available that allows you to use the newly released Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 to build, deploy and debug Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps on your retail Xbox One console.  This announcement is particularly exciting for me because I have been...

Mailbag: How to revert to older versions of the .NET Framework 4 family

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:59:58 +0000

Question: I recently installed the .NET Framework 4.6.1 but ran into a compatibility issue with an application that I’m trying to use. How do I revert back to the .NET Framework 4.5 on my PC? Answer: All versions of the .NET Framework 4 family are in-place upgrades, which means that they replace previous versions of...